Category: church

Finding Community – 3 of 3

Several months ago, when we stopped going to church, the most common injunction from people was, “Community is important.” As I said before, “I couldn’t agree more.” The best way I can answer this issue is to describe my current communities. That’s right, it’s plural. I don’t think any of us just have one community.…

The Role of Women

My mother is a strong person. I have heard her talk about having low self-esteem, and while that may have been true, she raised 5 children without a lot of support. My dad worked hard, but he never developed the skills to lead us effectively. Many of us were raised in systems that stressed the…

The Main Thing

Karl I am pretty sure I heard the phrase first from one of my mentors.  Although I very well could have heard in a secular boardroom. The phrase goes something like this,  “We have to keep the main thing the main thing.”   It is a little more than establishing goals or even priorities.  The phrase…

Would Jesus Go to Church?

Recently we decided not to go to church anymore.  We don’t really know whether this is a permanent decision or just what we are doing right now.  It probably depends upon which one of us you talk to and what day it is.  One thing is for sure, we need some time to heal up…

Part 3 – Church?

Disclaimers:   I respect my pastor friends that want to preserve the local church.  Most of them agree, it needs to be re imagined.  That’s what I think i’m doing here – imagining. This series of blogs is about what I’m thinking about.  I think it’s good to think through things occasionally, especially in times like…

Part 2 – Church?

Disclaimers:   I respect my pastor friends that want to preserve the local church.  Most of them agree, it needs to be re imagined.  That’s what I think i’m doing here – imagining. This series of blogs is about what I’m thinking about.  I think it’s good to think through things occasionally, especially in times like…

Part 1 – Church?

Disclaimers:   I respect my pastor friends that want to preserve the local church.  Most of them agree, it needs to be re imagined.  That’s what I think i’m doing here – imagining. This series of blogs is about what I’m thinking about.  I think it’s good to think through things occasionally, especially in times like…