okay so my blog is sub-par. that does not mean that if you are reading this that you are sub-par, but rather that this site, from a literal, semantic, or a rhetorical sense is flawed. i am good with that. because ultimately the flaws in this site tell a specific story. regardless if i am aware of that story1.
i believe that there is a coming crisis to the church in america. it is not a crisis of identity, or theology, or even a crisis of relevance. i believe that this crisis is something more subtle, more understated, and more entrenched than most would admit.
as i look around the christian landscape that i see before me i am struck with the realization that we are rapidly becoming a church that allows our ends to justify the means by which we operate.
my life, and i suspect that it may be the same for many of you, has been a constant stream of expectations: sometimes they are met, sometimes they are not. when my expectations are met i feel a sense of fullness; when they are not i feel a sense of dissonance.
either way, i, as is human nature, approach almost all situations i face with a sense of expectation and a sense of longing to have those expectations met.
unfortunately it is not the times when those expectations are met or exceeded that dominate my sense of understanding of my past and my memories, but those times when my expectations were not met.
over the years i have been blessed with the opportunity and the fortune to help shape culture in organizations. some instances were by design and some were the result of circumstance. none of them, i believe, have been accidental.
what i mean is that there are certain factors in my ministry and career that take shape out of the definition of who i am created to be. all of us can lay claim to a specific calling (okay, maybe not specific, but specific enough) and to a uniqueness about ourselves. in my case, one of those specific things is being an influencer for culture change.