Man Question

This past February, I had the great opportunity to be a part of an Applied Theatre workshop titled Man Question that was put on by graduate students at the City University of New York. Applied Theatre is the term given for Theatre of the Oppressed, which Wikipedia describes in this way, In the Theatre of …

Public School in NYC

Since we discovered the cut off date for kindergarten was December 31st and that Eli would become a kindergarten this coming fall, we have had a consistent conversation about a number of schooling options for all of our kids. We were both in public school the majority of our lives, but more schooling options are …

Mundane Transformation

What they don’t tell you in college, what your parents don’t prepare you for, what you’re job interview will surely not cover, is that the majority of your life is lived in the mundane. The necessary, tedious, and ordinary everyday activities that aren’t exciting or glamorous, but you cannot avoid. It’s been on my mind …

Our Year in Pictures, Part 2

Here's a continuation of yesterday's post. Here are more pictures from this past year. Eli was potty trained this year, but learned quickly the multiple uses for underwear and discipled his brother. We also discovered 1st Saturday's Home Depot Kids Workshops. It's free for everyone and it's a great family activity. He's already learned from …

Does mission lead naturally to community?

I’ve been wrestling with a statement by someone I respect immensely and who has influenced my missiology greatly. The statement is: “When we are all working on mission, community happens naturally. When we're working on community, mission gets lost somewhere.” I think this statement challenges the status quo for 95% of churches in America. The …

Lessons in Evangelism – Community Evangelism

In my last post in this series, I dealt more with a personal evangelism method (Questioning Evangelism) which is where most of us find ourselves when we seek to declare the gospel at work, in our neighborhood or apartment. It’s also how we’ve come to view and teach evangelism. It has become a personal responsibility that …