Let’s face it: All too often, our quest for discipleship and creating a missional church is a succession of hassles. There’s an endless stream of frustrations, inconveniences, complications, disappointments, and potential disasters lurking in most of our daily experiences in re-missioning and creating discipleship. We all have our ‘preferred’ methodology for creating discipleship and a […]Read more "Missional Church, Discipleship & ‘Hassle Maps’"
DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH: LUMEN GENTIUM. “Thus, the Church has been seen as ‘a people made one with the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.'(4*).” Many scholars believe this document, Lumen Gentium (Light for the Nations) is likely one of the most important. Christ is light for all the nations, […]Read more "Lumen Gentium Are you still with us?"
This blog and subsequent blogs for the next few weeks, that I will write, will center on the Documents of Vatican II. An event in the Catholic Church with attendance and participation by mainline protestant denominations back in the 1960s. John XXIII, a pope, chosen because many believed, at the time he would be a […]Read more "Vatican II. Are you there?"
When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy? How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?” Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and […]Read more "Organized Religion has a Privacy issue?"
Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating […]Read more "Disruption in the Church: Are You Ready?"
The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]Read more "Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton"
Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO. This is the person responsible for the risk assessments. As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO. The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not […]Read more "The Church and Risk Assessments"
It’s a dark, dreary day, I look out the window and think, Is God really there? Often we find ourselves wondering how is it we are supposed to believe in a God that we just can’t possibly wrap our heads around? At what point in our life did we struggle with the concept that if […]Read more "God? Are you really there? Hello!"
Deciding what is real and not is most definitely not a democratic process. So keep that thought when you are thinking about the reality of God. Determining if God is real or not is not a democratic process.Read more "Has your idea of God changed?"
So too with God. Where did you get all those “experiences” about God? What judgments have you made about God based on the experiences? The distortions? The perceptions? Who told you God exists? Why did you believe? Or not believe? How much of what you know is trust based?Read more "The God Question: Is Perceiving believing?"