pastoring amidst cultural pollutants

following is my commentary (installment number two) on gene peterson’s memoir, “the pastor.”  i cannot begin to express how encouraged i am by peterson’s perspective. beyond gratified, he makes me feel vindicated…like there is someone out there who 1.) is certifiably smart, and 2.) endorses servant leadership. indulge me while i share a few lines:…

the abundant community – part four

in my last post, i attempted to define a system as defined in the book, the abundant community: awakening the power of families and neighborhoods by john mcknight and peter block.  here are a couple of quotes… We made the leap from being citizens to being consumers in a culture that successfully sold the idea that…

the abundant community – part three

today we continue our conversation about the book, the abundant community: awakening the power of families and neighborhoods by john mcknight and peter block.  i contend that even though this is not a “christian book” (i don’t know what that means), there are some powerful lessons here for the church. block and mcknight go to great…