Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's Going To Space!

I love this clip I found on the Thinklings (!

Are we spoiled or what?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Death By Suburbia

For the past few weeks my pastor, Chuck Land, has been teaching on the topic "Death By Suburbia." He has been pointing out some of the unique dynamics in the suburbs that kill our soul. These have been very powerful messages.

I appreciate that fact that he has not shamed or criticised us for living in the suburbs. He has pointed out that wherever you live, suburbs, city, or country, there are forces at work to kill our soul. Since we mostly live and minister in the suburbs that's his focus.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A New Generation Shapes America

As I watch the election returns and listen to the analysis it seems clear: The deciding factor in the presidential election was the new, younger voters!

The emerging younger generation has "emerged" as a strong and powerful political voice in America. The new, younger voters engaged like we have not seen in some time (maybe even since the 60's). They want to have impact and they want to shape our nation. In this election they proved that they can influence an election.

This behooves us as Christian leaders to pay very close attention to this segment of our society. Most churches in America are not reaching or discipling the 20' somethings. The reality is that the 20' somethings are the most unreached segment of our society.

New churches and established churches are going to have to think differently and operate differently if they want to have any hope of reaching this new generation of policy shapers! My aim has been and continues to be to help congregations think deeply about how to engage and impact this generation. Let me encourage us all to give careful thought to this call!