Category Archives: Random Thinking

Election Night, @Tallskinnykiwi, and Reaching the City

(My kids at the voting station) Engaging in some random thinking tonight as the nation changes with the sweeping in of Republican leadership.  I predicted this almost two years ago when the stimulus bill was passed, by the way ("Did Republicans Just Win the 2010 Midterm Elections?" Feb. 17, 2009).   I don't think that Americans… Continue Reading

3, er, 5, no, 7 or Whatever, Steps that Guarantee Successful Missional Church Leadership!

The other day, Andrew, a friend of mine, called me and asked me a question about strategies for missional church leadership (being missional simply means that you live as a "sent" representative of God in the world – a missional church is a church that does not depend on attractional programs to reach people, but rather, it… Continue Reading

Random Thinking: Jimmy Carter, Kanye West, Calvinism, Health Care, Tim Keller, Learning Your “Fours,” and a Host of Other Things

I have not had time to sit down and think through anything remotely interesting to blog on latey. My brain has kind of been a pile of mush the last few weeks when it comes to writing. So, I thought I'd throw up a bunch of random thoughts, twitter style, and see which ones stick.… Continue Reading

Defending the Cause of the Fatherless, the Poor, the Widow, and the Oppressed

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:3-4                           "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatheless, plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:17        "He (the Lord) defends the… Continue Reading

Random Thinking: Carrie Prejean, India, Church Anniversary, Prayer, and Other Thoughts

Yet another trip through my always overactive, spinning brain . . . I can't help but think that the Carrie Prejean/Miss California controversy is a look into the future of what awaits those who take a stand against gay marriage. I generally don't like to be alarmist and I know that most Christian ministries that make… Continue Reading

Random Thinking

Last night, I couldn't get to sleep. My mind was racing. Finally, I drifted off, but not before I ran through a dozen different subjects. I've been told by friends that I have adult ADD. Maybe so. It would explain a lot. Normally, I write essays for this blog because it is really rewarding for… Continue Reading