The Questions We Ask: Reflections on Matthew 13:53-57

When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, … More The Questions We Ask: Reflections on Matthew 13:53-57

This Church Launched a Second Site That Should Have Failed, And Wants to Tell You Why It Didn’t

Tony Morgan just shared a powerful article written from the perspective of a growing church that tried launching a second campus and failed. As I was reading it, I realized that much of what was true about this failed experiment was also true for my church, Central, when they launched a second site, except for one detail: … More This Church Launched a Second Site That Should Have Failed, And Wants to Tell You Why It Didn’t

Play is Hard Work

I recently spent a week in Honduras on a mission trip. I’ve never worked so hard in my entire life. It was hot. We didn’t always have running water. And the work was using muscles I haven’t used since I was a teenager.  The general order of the day went like this: get up, eat … More Play is Hard Work

Recycling a Brand

I live in Athens, OH and one of the things I love about Athens is their absolute dedication for all things healthy, local, and eviromental friendly. This community more than any other community I’ve lived in works to reduce, reuse, and recycle. It’s great!  I’m a fan of caring for the environment, but that’s not … More Recycling a Brand