Social Media Church

A fellow pastor in my conference linked me to an article written by a social media pastor on Fox News entitled, “Church as We Know it is Over. Here’s What’s Next.” While the writer had good points and I agree with the premise that the church is in need of a shift to reach the…

The Girl God Healed of Cancer

I remember a girl being brought before our college chapel one day to be prayed over. She had been told she might have cancer and so the whole school lifted her up in prayer for healing, with hundreds of people putting their hands on the people in front of them. After that chapel service she…

Interviewing Shane Claiborne

Today I had a special interview with Christian activist and author, Shane Claiborne. Shane is well known for his ability to bring communities together and impact them with the love and peace of Jesus. I was excited to talk with him about all kinds of things related to our work at 1208GREENWOOD and our direction…

Why We Embrace Change

As 1208GREENWOOD Church gears up to alter their model this fall, it’s important to talk about why a church might even need to change in the first place. The answer is pretty easy to see if we just take a look at our ordinary everyday lives. In today’s podcast, I address how we all have…

Living Hospitably

In our pursuit of individualism, American hospitality is dying. It’s not custom to greet new neighbors with a pan of brownies or get to know them at all, because (A) who knows how long they’ll be around and (B) getting to know people is now considered a violation of privacy. We would much rather sit…