Reframe: Jesus the King

Reframe: Jesus the King

I’ve been doing some preparation for teaching at the next retreat of our learning community. At the next session of the Flourish Collective Academy, we’ll be talking about the gospel.  And while that word brings to mind the work of Jesus on the cross,...
Meaningful, Meaningless, and Means

Meaningful, Meaningless, and Means

“When people focus on means, they find their lives meaningless. But to the degree that they focus on ends, they find their lives meaningful.“ – Dr. David Corey The quote sparked a great reflection penned by Jeff Haanen of the Denver Institute for Faith &...
MLK’s Theology of Work

MLK’s Theology of Work

When Martin Luther King day rolls around, I try to remind myself of MLK Jr’s message, courage, and impact. Usually I head for a copy of the Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  You can get a sense of the background of the letter (5:39) and even listen to King read...
The Soul As Wild Animal

The Soul As Wild Animal

We are looking forward to the launch of the 2022 cohort of our Flourish Collective Academy. Each year, a new crop of congregational leaders come together to develop leadership capacities. As I prepare to tailor our content to the unique situation and makeup of this...
Redemptive Scrooge

Redemptive Scrooge

We are fans of the good folk over at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity. Founded by John Stott and friends, they have been working to help “Christians on the frontline to develop the wisdom and practices that can help us all live fruitfully for...