17. Just a Cool Story

So many people tell me stories about how the five practices of fruitful congregations have shaped their churches. I love to hear about big and audacious changes and new ministry initiatives. But I also love the simple shifts of perspective and practice as churches try new things. The other day a lay woman from a small […]

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162. Whatcha’ Reading?

As a Bishop, I often feel that nearly every element of my life is mapped out. Sometimes my calendar fills with appointments, engagements, presentations, and travel for months and years in advance. Even the everyday decisions and recurring crises are patterned and predictable to the point that much of my work feels scripted. Carving out […]

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36. The Fruit of Someone’s Ministry

The College of Bishops met in Dallas the last couple days, and one evening after dark I found myself walking by the Perkins School of Theology Chapel. I felt pulled inside, and soon found myself sitting alone on one of the pews facing the chancel, focused on the cross so beautifully lit in a manor […]

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