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Just Who Did You Vote For?

Late into the evening I watched the election returns. My day began standing outside my precinct’s polling station before it opened and it ended with President Obama’s acceptance speech early in the morning.

As the evening progressed and more and more states were projected for the President, I took a look at Facebook and listened in on Twitter to see the alternating cries of woe and celebration.

It is hard not to ask the question, “Just who did you vote for?”


Are You Surprised By Life?

About twenty-five years ago I walked into a computer store to buy my first computer. A salesman showed me a boxy Leading Edge PC.

I sat down in front of it, looked at the dark screen with glowing green text, and listened as he told me how to type in commands to make it work. I was there less than five minutes.

I remember thinking, “This thing is ugly. It is hard to use. There has to be a better way.”

I drove across town and went into another store that sold Apple Computers. I looked at one. It was beautiful. It was easy to use. It was a better way.

Don’t worry, I’m not really writing about computers here.


What is the Future of Your Church?

Over the last week I’ve written about lies, truths, and threats that the church faces today. If we do not accept the lies, face the truths, and address the threats, the church will stumble into an uncertain future. The future of the church rests in our hands.

What is the future of your church? How will you engage the lies, truths, and threats you see in your congregation? Will you be a part of helping your church imagine an exciting and dynamic future?