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Urgency and Opportunity

“There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves.  The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is “Who will go with me?’” – Howard Thurman   “You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from.” – Joan Didion  …

A Glimmer of Hope

“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer them.” ~Zora Neal Hurston I’ve heard and used this quote so many times and I always thought it meant that there would be difficult times that cause us to ask the hard questions of life….

The Divine Divide?

Matthew 13:10-17 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given…

Crushing It

By now you may have seen the ill-fated Apple ad that accompanied the release of their new iPad.  Entitled “Crush,” it showed artistic tools – musical instruments, paint and canvas, and all manner of whimsical creativity – literally being crushed into the “thinnest iPad yet.”  Reaction…

A Glimpse of God’s Glory

Over the next few weeks, our team will share with you several signs and examples of vitality we’re seeing in ministry contexts nationwide. With such a diverse network (approximately 1600 pastors, 24 denominations, a majority people of color), it’s a joy to witness surprising movements…

Common Grace

32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,…

What’s Your Downline?

Over the next few weeks, our team will share with you several signs and examples of vitality we’re seeing in ministry contexts nationwide. With such a diverse network (approximately 1600 pastors, 24 denominations, a majority people of color), it’s a joy to witness surprising movements…

Points on the Triangle: Individual Experience

In the last two weeks we have been exploring a conversation triangle – one way of visualizing where church board discussions get stuck and how they can be helped to move deeper.  Every group conversation has at least at three points:  content, individual experience, and…