This may be the best 9 minutes you ever spend watching a video. Really, a truly great video motivation from Bill Hybels.
There are certain things in life that are unwise to enter into without a lot of thought and prayer—marriage, job changes, choosing a college, starting a family—these are the kind of things that need a lot of thought. Outreach to your neighbors, generally, falls into another category. The category of “things done in the spur … More Don’t Over Think Your Outreach
Weekend Links Sometimes we grow weary of doing good. That’s why there is a biblical exhortation to not let it happen. Sometimes we get tired of certain topics because we don’t seem to be making enough traction. Yet the battles must be fought. Abortion crept in to the culture and caught most unaware in 1973. … More Same-Sex Marriage Debate Not Over; Wendell Berry; Bill Hybels; Legalizing Pedophilia Getting Closer?; Christian Preaching; Multi-site Churches
Friday is for Heart Songs Some time ago, I had the idea of working on a book proposal for my publisher on a book that would explore “INTENSELY LOCAL” ministry. Later, I worked on some new material for what we are calling “Go Training” at the church. For that reason, I was happy to go … More Pressing the Flesh in the Neighborhood
Book: Bill Hybels, Axiom:Powerful Leadership Proverbs, (Zondervan, 2008) Brief Review: This was a book I “knew” I would not like. I was wrong. I could quibble with Hybels about some points of theology that slip through, but the bottom line is that this was a fantastic book on leadership. The 76 aphorisms or axioms that … More Book Review of Bill Hybels Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs
Monday Discussion [Revised and updated from 2010] Developing an “intensely local” vision for church planters and others who just want to make a difference. Thesis: To really get to know a community, you have to “press the flesh.” You need to develop real relationships with real people. This will involve changing both our mindset and … More How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul