We’ve lost our ability to converse!

Sherry Turkle’s new book Reclaiming Conversation claims that we don’t talk because of our phones.  89% of Americans say that in their last conversation that they took out a phone and it diminished the conversation. Break Free and Moment are two apps for your phone that help you see objectively just what place your phone plays in your … Read moreWe’ve lost our ability to converse!

Why we should pay attention to the AK-47?

In 1947 if you were given a decision to invest resources in a project that would shape the world, would you choose RDS-1  a bomb equal to 20 kilotons of TNT designed by Igor V. Kurchatov, lead physicist, of the Soviet nuclear weapons program OR a new light weight automatic weapon (AK-47 Automat Kalashnikov) designed by Mikhail Tomofeyevich Kalashnikov … Read moreWhy we should pay attention to the AK-47?

Service/Mission trips are wasting good money? Is Michelle Kay Stanton right?

I love the internet.  Sitting at my computer minding my own business I get an email from David Broodryk a good friend and key strategist in the Disciple Making Movements.  Actually I was doing some planning for a trip I am taking to Kenya in January with 4 other people.  He sent the link below.  Since … Read moreService/Mission trips are wasting good money? Is Michelle Kay Stanton right?

13 Of The Most Pressing Questions About Refugees Answered With Charts

Click here to go to the post. or step thru them question by question. Here are the 13 questions we will attempt to answer: 1. How many refugees come to the US every year? 2. How does the number of refugees compare to other types of immigrants? 3. Where do refugees come from? 4. How many refugees … Read more13 Of The Most Pressing Questions About Refugees Answered With Charts

Syrian Refugees and the opinion that matters most.

Governors barring refugee resettlement, cities on high alert, citizens fearing for their safety, what is up with all the furor over Syrian Refugees. According to the UN Refugee Agency website, “persons of concern to UNHCR by mid-2014 stood at 46.3 million, compared to 42.9 million at the end of  2013.” “Afghanistan has been the largest source country of … Read moreSyrian Refugees and the opinion that matters most.

What problem are you trying to solve?

The problem you are trying to solve speaks to your integrity. “I am just doing what I can!”  Ever heard that in face of a massive, insurmountable task.  As spiritual as that may sound, it is rooted in western individualism and extremely selfish.  It is about you, your avoidance of guilt and a perverted desire … Read moreWhat problem are you trying to solve?

Who said you weren’t ADEQUATE?

[Tweet “A chance to hear from God exactly what he thinks about you!”] Below is worksheet that deserves a good 30 mins to and hour to complete. It is a chance to hear from God exactly what he thinks about YOU! Take some time to hear what God thinks. AdequateWorksheet Start on the page with the … Read moreWho said you weren’t ADEQUATE?

Who told the ordinary follower of Christ they weren’t qualified?

Dove asked a person to describe themselves to a forensic artist and then other people describe them to the same artist and then they are shown the two drawings side by side. (3 min) This reminds me that Jesus ordained, commission, sent out (you choose your favorite!) the disciples in Matthew 28.  Some of whom … Read moreWho told the ordinary follower of Christ they weren’t qualified?

Top Ten Mindset Shifts For A Disciple Making Movement To Emerge

To move from modern Christian Ministry thinking to Apostolic Movement thinking we have to have a mindset shift that feels rather seismic in nature.  Here are a few that I am exploring. 1. From Trusting the Qualified to Releasing the Willing The first and maybe most important is our view of the common man or … Read moreTop Ten Mindset Shifts For A Disciple Making Movement To Emerge

A Video History of Gospel Expansion in 4 minutes

We often study what is happening in each period of history but rarely do we look at the numerical impact of the God’s redemptive story. In under 5 mins move from the 1st Century to the present and see the statistical impact of the spread of the Good News.     https://youtu.be/FRmKRtotUP0   N.B.  Definitions … Read moreA Video History of Gospel Expansion in 4 minutes

Top Ten Mind Shifts For Disciple Making Movements to Emerge – Part 1

View All 10 Mind Shifts Here 1. From Trusting the Qualified to Releasing the Willing The first and maybe most important is our view of the common man or woman (I prefer not to use laypeople). Most all of us will espouse a concept of the priesthood of the believer. Across the denominational and non-denominational … Read moreTop Ten Mind Shifts For Disciple Making Movements to Emerge – Part 1

Moments lead to Movements-Disciple Making Movements

In 1994 at the urging of my wife I decided to place my leadership skills toward the development of an institution that would attempt to use radical methods to reach those far from God, a church.  18 years later having succeeded in building a “church for the unchurched” I find that my passions have grown … Read moreMoments lead to Movements-Disciple Making Movements

Confessions Of A Would Be Discipler

When my understanding of Matthew 28:16-20 changed my approach to making disciples changed.   For the better part of the 25 yrs I made disciples.  The names in these circles represent individuals who I taught to obey Jesus.  I used my gifts and passions to cooperate with the HS to transform their internal world, their … Read moreConfessions Of A Would Be Discipler

LSD – Long Slow Determination

Seth Godin’s blog: Almost no one  “There’s a huge difference between “no one” and “almost no one”. Almost no one is going to hire you. Almost no one is going to become a true fan. Almost no one is going to tell someone else about your work. Almost no one is going to push you … Read moreLSD – Long Slow Determination