Episode 27: Developing a Framework for Intentional Spiritual Growth

What happens to a grapevine when it doesn’t have a trellis on which to grow?  Well, I’ve never seen what happens, but I imagine that the vine just sort of lays on the ground and the grapes end up getting eaten by worms or bugs or getting stepped on.  But when the vine has a … More Episode 27: Developing a Framework for Intentional Spiritual Growth

Episode 26: Planting Churches in a Post-Christendom World – Interview with Daniel and Jeya So

There was a time when you could start a new church simply by walking into a new part of town, knocking on doors to let people know about the new church, and within a few weeks there would be a hundred people or so–especially if they already belonged to that denomination or tradition.  But church-planting … More Episode 26: Planting Churches in a Post-Christendom World – Interview with Daniel and Jeya So

Episode 25: Organizational Change and the Way of Exploration – Interview with Dwight Gibson

We live in an age of incredible change.  Traditional entertainment like TV is being replaced by streaming on-demand media.  Traditional stores are being replaced by online shopping.  Traditional churches are having a harder and harder time knowing where they fit in a culture that is so drastically different than it was fifty years ago. This … More Episode 25: Organizational Change and the Way of Exploration – Interview with Dwight Gibson

Episode 24: Joining God’s Mission Through Neighborhood Exegesis – Interview with Marcos Mujica

One of the most eye-opening ideas for me over the last 10-15 years is the idea that God is already ahead of the church, out in the world, working through people—all kinds of people—to bring healing and wholeness to the world. Lesslie Newbigin calls this idea “the previousness of the gospel.” The reason this idea … More Episode 24: Joining God’s Mission Through Neighborhood Exegesis – Interview with Marcos Mujica

Episode 23: Joining God’s Mission Through Regenerative Agriculture – Interview with Marcos Mujica

Marcos Mujica, the President of Agrarian Craft, is a brilliant gardener and farmer.  But here’s the cool thing about Marcos. His farming is not just about farming. It’s about participating with God in the healing of this world. It’s about restoring shalom to the earth. It’s about transforming the world, broken by sin, into what … More Episode 23: Joining God’s Mission Through Regenerative Agriculture – Interview with Marcos Mujica