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Missional Conversations with … Kathy Escobar

16.01.2012


Last month, I decided to start a series of monthly #missionalchat conversations on Twitter, on the third Monday of the month. Back in December, the conversation was with Kathy Escobar. Here is my interview with Kathy following that first experimental #missionalchat.

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My Pick for Best Book of 2011

08.01.2012


I did read some really good books in 2011 (not all published in 2011), and here’s a rundown of the ones I would definitely recommend (in no particular order).

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Are We on the Verge of Participatory Church?

11.12.2011


In an op-ed piece in this Sunday’s New York Times, former NPR correspondent Eric Weiner describes his feelings as he faces the holiday season as a religious “none,” as in “none of the above.” Weiner is currently “unaffiliated,” but he writes, “We Nones may not believe in God, but we hope to one day. We have a dog in this hunt.”

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A Missional Shift in Our Thinking About Purity

02.12.2011


One of the theological challenges that need to be addressed in order for a church to make a missional shift is what Richard Beck talks about in his book Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality. In short, it’s the age-old debate about Christ and culture — and how far the Church should go in its engagement with “the world.”

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Missional Conversations with … Bob Cornwall

17.11.2011


I sat down recently to do a Skype videochat interview with Rev. Dr. Bob Cornwall, from Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, Michigan. In this conversation, Bob and I discuss Tony Jones’ new book The Church Is Flat, and Bob unpacks some of the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and how it relates to this missional moment we are living in right now.

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My Conversation with Dr. Tony Jones

27.10.2011


Yesterday I had the privilege of talking to ecclesiologist Dr. Tony Jones about his new book, The Church Is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement.

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Salvation Is A Story

09.08.2011


I had the privilege of being interviewed (with my son Elliot in my arms, at Wild Goose Festival) by Travis Reed of The Work of the People and Alter Video Magazine.

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The Best Video on the Internet

11.06.2011


This video comes from the Personal Democracy Forum conference earlier this week in New York. The speaker is Jim Gilliam, founder of 3dna and an Internet pioneer/veteran. The subject is “The Internet Is My Religion,” and in this short, 12-minute TED-style talk, Jim shares his personal story and how he’s come to view the Internet as his religion.

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Storyline: Donald Miller and Me

09.06.2011


Best-selling author Donald Miller hosted a great party in Portland this week called Storyline, a conference “designed to convert attendees from consumers to producers in their lives.”

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Appreciative Inquiry: The 2 Messages We Need to Hear

31.05.2011


Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle summarized his entire appreciative inquiry workshop — and his advice to all of us as leaders “coaching” other leaders to do transformational work in their own lives and in their churches/faith communities — by saying these two things …

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