Archive | Experience and Environments

GOD IS A GIVER…

Occasionally, I get the opportunity to design intimate worship environments that draw groups into a unique, expressive, and reflective time of worship.  Recently, I led our home church through such an experience centered around understanding the prayer of Jesus which we often refer to as the […]

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BE MORE THAN A DESTINATION…

I have been labelled as a pessimist.  Some have called me a heretic.  Some have said that my thoughts and teachings are dangerous.  Still some have labelled me a church basher … which all sucks, because I am very much in love with “church”  and am very much a fan of Jesus. It’s just that […]

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WORSHIP IS ABOUT US…

We have greatly misunderstood the role that worship environments play in the grand adventure of following Jesus. For a long time, I was taught that worship “is not about us.”  What this statement was originally meant to convey was that worship is not about our own, individual agendas in the context of a community searching […]

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A MUDDLED MESS…

It seems that Christianity can be a muddled mess.  It often seems that we’ve lost our way.  Like we’ve settled for motions and activities to replace active, altering faith.  I think that most of this comes down to the priorities we elevate in our faith circles.  The trajectories which we follow in our faith lives. […]

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WHY YOUR STORY MATTERS…

People are already talking about you. There are conversations about your church around tables at restaurants every Sunday afternoon.  People talk around water coolers about events you have hosted, flyers you’ve posted, and messages you’ve given.  There are phone calls, chats around coffee, and texts about something that someone at your church did … or […]

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BULLHORNS AND PLATFORMS…

Something has been nagging at me for the past few months.  It’s a feeling that I have not been able to escape … a sort of relentless and inescapable uneasiness with the habits, structures, and systems we use to teach and communicate the good news of Jesus. I know, that’s pretty nerdy. But the truth […]

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