All parents will tell you they learn as much from their children as their children learn from them. It was Art's idea to write from a grown child's perspective this tribute to his father's successes as a parent. Inviting his father Thom to write postscripts to these reflections, another tender truth emerged. Dad's memories about his own performance aren't nearly as rose colored, giving those who read the book great inspiration to never stop growing and learning as a parent.
The Gospel Project Photo Contest:
Want to win 13 weeks of The Gospel Project for your church? It's as easy as snapping a picture. (Full details here.)
4 Ways to Clarify the Gospel When Communicating to Kids:
I always love practical suggestions that help me think more clearly about the issue I am addressing. Here is 4 ways to clarify the gospel when communicating to kids.
Doing Everyday Church When Your Community is Spread:
Missional community life and everyday church requires a certain level of proximity. I've had a lot of questions on this issue, especially when I've been in the United States. Let's take a church I spent some time with in New Jersey as an example. They have people living half an hour drive from the church building in one direction and half an hour drive in the other direction. So some people live an hour away from each other. How are they going to share their lives? Three options.
From The Atlantic - How the Drive-In Movie Theater Helped Create the Megachurch:
If a church is a kind of technology -- of media, of communication, of community -- then it's fitting that even a megachurch would have a humble startup story. And the origins of the Crystal Cathedral, for all its shine and swagger, are more garage than skyscraper.