Tag Archives: vision and mission

The Emotional Brain, Romantic Idealism, and Church-Planting

If you’ve ever watched The Bachelor, then you begin to have an inkling of how messed up our decision-making is. I’m increasingly convinced that most people would make very poor choices if given an unlimited set of options with no restrictions on what they could choose. This is part of the reason, in…

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The Mission of Campus Ministries and Christian Universities

For more than twenty years, campus ministry groups affiliated with Churches of Christ have been making the annual trek in January to the Gulf Coast Getaway in the Florida panhandle.  I am preparing to go as I write this article.  It will be my fourth trip to Gulf Coast Getaway, but the change…

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Healthy Responses for Church Leaders: What “Getting Turned Around” in Atlanta Taught Me about Church Leadership

This is the final post of this series. Find the rest of the series here. — Healthy Response #7: Focus on DIRECTION, not condition I spent two summers as a youth intern for a church in the suburbs of Atlanta. I learned a lot during those two summers about the Atlanta-metro. For instance,…

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Three Metaphors for a Missional Church (Part 1: Lizard)

This is the first of a three-part series offering metaphors for a missional church. Find part 2 and part 3 here. — Somewhere along the way, our culture changed. In Resident Aliens, William Willimon claims that it happened in 1963 when the Fox Theater moved into his small town and opened on Sunday. All of…

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