Pending Reviews: Soon to Come

I am really behind in some reviews, but here is what is on deck: Sex, Sushi, & Salvation: Thoughts on Intimacy, Community, & Eternity by Christian George. I am almost done with this book and will have a review shortly.  But so far, I really like what I see. ...

Collaborative Resources

I think most of you know by now, I have become a huge fan of the New Media and Web 2.0. But there is one aspect of it that I am most excited about: collaboration. With immediate access to amazing and simple tools we are able to collaborate more rapidly and effectively...

Shepherding vs. Ranching: Part 2

Shepherding vs. Ranching: Part 1 In the last post I looked at these two definitions: Dictionary Definitions: Shepherding: To herd, guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd. Ranching: To manage or work on a ranch. I like the words used in shepherding:...

8 Ingredients In Storytelling

Drew Sams has written a great post at Collection of Crumbs. The Power of Story in Youth Ministry (2 of 5) Drew talks about the following 8 ingredients: Ingredient #1 – Point of View Ingredient #2 – Setting Ingredient #3 – Characters Ingredient #4...

Facebook

Just posted at Leadership Network on the new and free e-book, Facebook for Pastors. Please check it out!

Shepherding vs. Ranching: Part 1

Listen carefully to the metaphors people use in regards to ministry. They can tell you a lot about a person’s style of leadership, belief about Church structure, evangelism, etc. They seem innocuous enough, but they speak volumes in many ways. I have been...

This Isn’t Your Parent’s Prayer Chain

I’ve witnessed some amazing examples of how social networking is being used to connect people in prayer. Matt Singley has a great post with just one example happening in our church on Facebook. So check that out. Here is what is happening. A young woman in our...

New Facebook for Pastors e-book (and it’s free)

It seems like Facebook has just really exploded over the last couple of months. When I got on Facebook a couple of years ago it was basically my college students who I was friends with. Which makes sense since it began as a college social network. But recently I have...