Monthly Archive: October 2012

Calling All Connections Pastors

Calling All Connections Pastors

Connectors gonna connect. Back in 2003 when I started in the brand new role of Assimilation Pastor here at the Summit Church, I had one thought on my mind: “Does assimilation have one ‘m’...

You Never Leave Middle School

…or at least that was the famous saying of a student pastor I used to work with. His theory was that we never really leave behind the self-concious insecure zit-focused weirdness that seems to...

Flashback Friday: Defining Insanity

Flashback Friday: Defining Insanity

Every Friday we jump in the Wayback Machine so that I don’t have to come up with fresh content. Today we jump in the WayWayWAYback Machine, dredging up a post from nearly four years...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kids. And around these parts that means Thursday Three For All…a trio of stuff that I’ve been reading and enjoying this week. Let’s go. Inside Starbucks’ $35 Million Mission to Make Brand...

Connected vs. Committed

Every weekend, my role is to love people who are connected and people who are committed. Every weekend, my goal is to convince people who are connected to become people who are committed. (Feel...

Embracing Awkwardness

Alright, blogosphere, we have a serious matter to discuss. Grab some coffee. Clear your minds. Focus on the topic at hand: Hugging a complete stranger. A bit of background: Merriem and I are new...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Engage Your Kids in Discussing Their Day. My friend Michael Kelley is a great dad. He put together this very helpful list on how to get your kids past the shoulder shrugs and Neanderthal-like...