Imagine

I tweeted earlier this week: What is the evangelical landscape in Croatia sometimes like? "In those days, Israel had her own king. Everyone did what was right in their own eyes." What did I mean?  Let me unpack that tweet.   Imagine a giant football ("soccer") stadium. Tens of thousands of seats. A beautiful grass pitch … Continue reading Imagine

Godin on Organizational Resilience

If you're not listening to Seth Godin's Akimbo, you're missing some of the best material available on leadership, marketing, creativity, etc.  Every week, this is the most brilliant stuff on the internet. Godin recently dropped an episode on organizational resilience, "Supple."  Church leaders and ministry leaders can learn a great deal from this episode.  My … Continue reading Godin on Organizational Resilience

Evangelical Engagement 8: Christendom vs. Christianity

My thinking re. the problems faced by evangelicals in Europe is shaped by the conflict I see between Christianity and Christendom. My thinking on this conflict is itself shaped by Soren Kierkegaard (hereafter SK) (Attack on Christendom) and Malcolm Muggeridge (The End of Christendom). In this post I will summarize SK's contribution. SK was a … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement 8: Christendom vs. Christianity

Evangelical Engagement pt 7: If I Planted a Church in Zagreb …

In what I say below, I am NOT saying that house churches are superior to other approaches. I AM saying that I think house churches fit some contexts--including Zagreb, and the parts of Europe that I am familiar with--better than traditional approaches to making new churches. I also am NOT criticizing existing churches.  The evangelical … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement pt 7: If I Planted a Church in Zagreb …

Summary: “The Great Value of Churches Under 100”

Dan Reiland, on his excellent blog, writes about “The Great Value of Churches Under 100” in AWA. “God intended ALL churches to grow,” he says, but God is the one who gives numerical growth. Generally, we can influence numerical growth, but we don’t determine it. “It is God’s power, not human ability, that determines the … Continue reading Summary: “The Great Value of Churches Under 100”