A New Heart

A New Heart

Much has been said and written (including by me!) about the ways churches need to change in order to be the church we are called to be in the world as it is today.  Over the past several decades, we’ve used all kinds of adjectives to describe what the church should be...
Why Does Flourish San Diego Exist?

Why Does Flourish San Diego Exist?

Why does Flourish San Diego exist?  What do we hope to accomplish?  In this post, I simply want to lay out as clearly as I can why we do what we do.   It’s All Because of Jesus Before I say anything else about Flourish San Diego, I have to begin by saying that the...
Thingification

Thingification

I love the church I’ve heard it said that the church is the hope of the world—and I agree! The church is the Body of Christ and the Light of the World. I firmly believe that it is through the church – God’s people – that He will bring healing and redemption to...
Really Listening Really Matters

Really Listening Really Matters

I’m going to start this post off with a bad joke…  Ready? My wife yelled at me today saying, “You weren’t even listening just now, were you?”  I thought to myself, “Man, what a weird way to start a conversation…” For some people, listening is hard, isn’t it?  We...