Take Australia First

Start somewhere, not everywhere.

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When playing the board game RISK, always…always…take Australia first. Then, hold it. Then, take one or two more countries per turn from there. Then get a card. You’ll win the game every time. But, it begins with Australia. Why? It’s easy to take, easy to hold, and a guaranteed two armies for the rest of […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 128

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I didn’t watch the State of the Union speech, for the first time in I don’t know how long. I didn’t watch it after the fact. I also didn’t watch the responses. How could I pass on such a night of vibrant political debate? It was easy, actually…and […]

The Missional Excuse

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I’ve observed an occasional correlation between those trying to be “missional” and those frustrated with the internal turbulence in their congregation or own soul. Of course, not all churches suddenly trying to be missional have gridlocked leaderships or frustrated ministers–but many do. You can’t tell from what they write in books or articles. You can’t […]