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The New Parish has finally been released

Tim Soerens, Dwight J. Friesen and Paul Sparks (with the generous help of Intervarsity Press) have finally released their much anticipated book, “The New Parish.” Here is my endorsement of their book: “Awww parish… That allusive, magical and fragile vision of faith formation that lovingly engineers life around neighborly love.  In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight enflesh this ancient […]

"You Are Not Alone Statements" for Writers

I am speaking this weekend at the Faith and Culture Writers Conference 2014 at George Fox University. At the end of my talk, I asked the packed room of writers, creatives and aspiring communicators, to turn in their seats and look at one another. While they looked at each other, taking in the hundreds of […]

7 Ways Christians Lie

Once everyone is settled in, they realize that this is not going to be a typical evangelism seminar. I ask the room a question, “How do we Christians lie … How do we lie when evangelizing?”

High Praise from Leadership Journal

As you may or may not know, I have been offering a monthly column to Leadership Journal’s online magazine. Two of those articles received special end of the year honors: “You’ve Done It Unto Me” appeared on two editorial “best of the year” lists for all Leadership Journal content. And a personal favorite, “Gay Marriage […]