Are You Curious? 

Are You Curious? 

I wish you were more curious. I wish we were more curious. I wish I were more curious. Right now, we desperately need churches, leaders and organizations that are curious. We need to be asking questions and exploring new insights. We need to confess our...
Now What?

Now What?

My friend Mike Smith (recently retired pastor at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City TN and thinker extraordinaire) and I have been speculating about what is on the horizon for congregations and parishes as the next phase of the Covid-19 shutdown takes place. We’ve...
A Tale of Two Futures for your Church

A Tale of Two Futures for your Church

The coronavirus crisis has taken us off the rails we thought were permanent and dependable. Congregations are facing a future that we have no precedent for or roadmap to navigate. There is a sense of disorientation, fear and bewilderment among leaders and judicatories...
Life by the Clock or life by the Compass?

Life by the Clock or life by the Compass?

Which do you live by: Clock or compass? If the clock dictates, your life is consumed with the immediate and pressing issues of the moment. Clock-life is focused on short-term results. If the clock rules, you find yourself racing from event to event in a mad...
Are you ready for the 2020’s?

Are you ready for the 2020’s?

The 2020’s are upon us, and while I am not interested in speculation, I believe it is important to stop and assess what our current trends suggest we will be dealing with in the coming decade. Here are some very initial and quite limited thoughts about what is before...