Greetings from Aurora, IL

Liz, Méabh & I are out in Aurora, IL for a conference with Robby Dawkins at his church on the east side of the city. Last night was the first night of the conference, and I wanted to share a few of my favourite quotes from the night (unless noted, they were all...

John Wimber Quote

I don’t remember exactly where I heard it, but recently I was watching a video of John Wimber and he was talking about people becoming followers of Jesus. The paraphrase was basically, “I don’t know how people become Christians, I just know they...

One of my favorite quotes…

Today our 3 interns officially started VLI.  We started our first mentoring class this morning, by looking at the topic of evangelism.  Each of the interns (Erin Smith, Darin LeBlanc & Kevin Cornell) will be leading a Servant Evangelism project this fall in...

Prayer

I think the only problem with my sabbatical was that I was exposed to probably too much good stuff in a short period of time.  There was simply so much great stuff, that it’s been really hard to remember everything. But as we’ve been going through the...

Quick Quote

Saw this Peter Drucker quote while reading a blog post last night.  Hope it encourages you as much as it did me: “No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along...

Cherith Fee Nordling

The speaker this morning was Cherith Fee Nordling.  (Cherith is the daughter of Gordon Fee). She did a great job calling us to give our lives wholly to God. Below are a few of the quotes that really stuck out to me: Q; What impact does the coming kingdom have on the...

Downward Mobility

Got this great quote from John Oswalt via one of our VLI students: ” Mother Teresa just walked and talked the life of Jesus.  The life of Christian discipleship is not about upward mobility, but downward mobility.  There’s a lot of room to serve...

We have lived far too long…

I’ve been working through N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian, and every chapter is filled with several points where you simply say, “wow!”  This is one from today & I think a great one to start the week off with. “We have lived far...

“If one person tells you you are a horse, it is a lie.
If 15 people tell you you are a horse it is a conspiracy.
If 300 people tell you you are a horse, you should buy a saddle.”

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Leadership Summit

Traveled up to Syracuse for the Willow Creek Learedship Summit. Some of my favorite quotes: Gary Haugen Do Jesus and I care about the same things? If you want your leadership to matter, lead in things that matter to God. I went on the trip but I missed the adventure....