There’s a reason IKEA doesn’t sell their stuff without instructions. It would be foolish for Yamaha to ship a console without any guides. I’m sure they’re many of us around the world glad they ship with manuals. Every thoughtful producer ships their product with some sort of documentation. To bring it a little closer to home, church has the ultimate example of documentation. Bear with me. I know someone might already be thinking I’m going the corny route. You know, like how, “…the Bible is the manual of life…”. Though it is that’s not what I’m on.
Archives for July 2018
I’m sure by now you’ve all seen Chris Pratt’s acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV TV & Movie Awards.
It was everywhere for at least two weeks, but in case you haven’t, here it is:
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Chris Wilson joins us again!
(Be sure to catch last week’s episode as we talk about email newsletters.)
This week we talk about culture within an organization. Whether it be a work culture, church culture, basically the culture within any organization of people. We hope you enjoy the discussion — we sure did! 😀
NAMO is a Nashville-based collaborative project produced by Asher Peterson and made up of various local artists’ vocals and lyrics. They released their first EP at the beginning of this year, entitled Rain.
The ups and downs of Facebook, Amazon’s facial recognition, and what about plastic straws?
Truth is stranger than fiction — and this week is proof of that!
Oh! And some website dev stuff you’ll want to be sure to check out (looking at you SSL/Google).
[“Church Without…” is a series of think-pieces designed to slowly deconstruct what we think is essential to having church and to call attention to the hidden barriers we’ve erected between ourselves and the Great Commission.]
I’ve written about limitations and obstacles, so what more could I say using the word “problems”? That’s a good question. Let me answer by offering up something you probably didn’t expect.
One of the biggest problems that plague churches and church leadership teams is the discontent bred through our digital deluxe of church inversion. What I mean by that is that we are putting out a lot more about what happens in the church. As my church shares the cool things that we get to do, other pastors and church leadership teams see this.