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17 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

An Outside Perspective

A friend sent me this quote today from Gabe Lyons’ book The Next Christians. It’s from an anonymous letter to a Roman scholar, Diognetus, in the 2nd-3rd century at a time when followers of Jesus were under serious persecution. As you read, ask this question: Is this the experience of people outside the Church today? […]

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22 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

“House Of Worship”

Cheesy title, but I stole it from NBC. Rachel caught this segment on NBC Nightly News last night and saved it on our DVR for me. House churches. It’s not exactly what we’re doing, but it’s a whole lot closer than the traditional model of church that most are familiar with. At a time when […]

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20 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Catalyst – Day 2

Tim Sanders Day 2 of speakers at Catalyst started with a guy named Tim Sanders.  He’s the author of a book called Saving The World At Work.  He had some great thoughts about making a difference every day, being incarnational wherever we are at.  Here are a few quotes from him. You create abundance by […]

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16 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Catalyst Speakers – Day 1 (cont.)

Time to recap the rest of day 1 from the Catalyst Conference… Steven Furtick I’ve followed his blog for quite a while now.  The dude shares some amazing leadership insights there regularly and it has been fun to see their churches journey from a distance.  Oddly enough though, I didn’t have super high expectations for […]

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15 October 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Catalyst Speakers – Day 1

So here are some notes from the first full day of speakers at the Catalyst conference for you.  Not at all exhaustive, but just some quotes and ideas from some of the presenters. Andy Stanley Andy started off the conference by speaking on moral authority out of Nehemiah 5:6-18.  Nehemiah was able to lead the […]

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07 October 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Headin To The ATL

Been wanting to go to Catalyst for quite a while now.  This year I get to go for the first time.  In just over 3 hours I’ll leave with Ed and Brandon to catch a plane in San Francisco.  in the next 3 hours, I still have to pack and get a bunch of work […]

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17 July 2008 ~ 1 Comment

CLC Web Presence

A while back we tried starting a CLC blog. Here was that attempt. It pretty much died a quick death. It’s time now to give it another go. Introducing the new CLC blog home. At least temporarily. Let me know what you think. We have about a week let to test it out and Typepad […]

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11 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Church 2.0

Yesterday I had the chance to hang with a bunch of peeps at a Church 2.0 forum organized by Greg Atkinson centered on a book he’s writing, and hosted at Santa Cruz Bible Church.It was fun to hang with Greg, Ed, Omar, Chuck, Paul, Randy, Cynthia, and Dan who drove over the hill to hang, […]

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10 July 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Measuring Success

Lately it seems like God’s kinda been messing with my paradigm of what success looks like.  The brutal truth is, at our church, in the city of Santa Cruz, Sunday services can be pretty hit and miss.  It’s easy to get discouraged when I look out on a Sunday morning and see 70% of the […]

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20 February 2007 ~ 3 Comments

Starbucks And Steeples

  VS    I read a great article this morning over at MMI about the things the church could learn from a staff field trip to Starbucks.  Check it out over here and then come back over.  It’s well worth reading. Now every so often I think we need to be careful about these things.  […]

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