Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Assimilation, Adoption, and Star Wars So Far

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Assimilation And Our Churches: Do We …

Published: 5 months ago

And So We Wait…

One of my favorite Christmas stories comes out of Luke 2. But it’s not the Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus-holding-a-blanket, end-of-the-school-play Luke 2 recitation you may be thinking of. No, there’s another Luke 2 Christmas story, a Christmas story that hits at the heart of what it means …

Published: 5 months ago

Danny Recommends: Children’s Christmas Books

Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun …

Published: 5 months ago

Looking for Practical Training in 2018? Here’s Your List.

The New Year will be on us faster than you can say Unused Gym Membership. But unlike those resolutions you already know you’re going to break, let me give you three easy ones to keep: Get trained. Do it better. Build your community.  The …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: Stop The Assembly Line

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   In his best-selling Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, takes us through the incredible journey of building …

Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All, Thanksgiving Edition: Holiday Conversations, $76,000 Dinners, and Mobile Moderators

It’s Thanksgiving Thursday, kiddies, and that means an extra-grateful edition of TT4A. Grab your gravy and a spoon and settle in for some reading time. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   How to Maximize Your Conversations This Holiday …

Published: 5 months ago

Is Your Face Hurting You?

Middle school Danny was always a big fan of the is your face hurting you? question. If you’re not familiar with 7th grade boy jokes, let’s dig in: Is your face hurting you? Because it’s killing me! Lame middle school jokes aside, anytime your face goes …

Published: 5 months ago

Are Your Volunteers Instruments of Change?

Maybe you’ve noticed a phenomenon taking over your volunteer teams. It’s one that will suck the life out of your people and zap the personal touch from your systems. Too often our volunteers enter into robo-mode: hand out the worship guide. Park the car. …

Published: 5 months ago

Multiply: What’s Next?

I recognize that most of my readers are from outside the walls of The Summit Church, so this post may feel a little like reading someone else’s mail (spoiler: it kind of is). But this weekend was a watershed moment for our church. We …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: Nobody Brags About Being Mary

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I have a love / hate relationship with Luke 10. If you know the latter part of that chapter, then you’re …

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