Hearing the Difference “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God…By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that Read more
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Proceed with Cleverness “Be as cunning as a snake, inoffensive as a dove.” – Matthew 10:16 The taxi driver refused to go any farther. My family’s neighborhood in Caracas had Read more
Today I invite you to spend some time prayerfully brainstorming about ways our church might innovate. Dream big! No idea is too outlandish, so be sure to write everything down. Read more
Hebrews 12:1 When thinking about innovating in our own church, it can be helpful to look at the successes and pitfalls of other churches who have gone before us. In Read more
Titus 3:14 Shortly after graduating from seminary, a young pastor accepted a position at a traditional church on the east coast. Like many churches, her church congregation was growing older Read more
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 When I was new to Hawaii and living on Kauai, I worked two jobs, volunteered, and spent every free moment making new connections and friends. I was trying Read more
Need for innovation in the church Scripture: Mark 2:21-22 When I visited Illinois a couple of weeks ago, I had time to catch up with a few friends from the Read more
Introduction Scripture: Isaiah 43:19 When I think of innovation, I often associate it with Silicon Valley, technology, and the rise of the industrial age. I picture bright white spaces and Read more
Better than Ahava “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?” – Jeremiah 8:22 Jeremiah Read more
Universal Healing Care “Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.” – Acts 5:16 The Read more