20 Years On And I’m Doubling Down

This weekend, I’ve realized I’ve been following Jesus for 20 years.

In fact, it’s exactly 20 years ago today that I really started following Jesus. I remember exactly when it was because of the intensity of the moment and the profound effect on the years since.

My senior portrait, now nearly 20 years ago...

My senior portrait, now nearly 20 years ago…

I was 16 years old. The previous fall, my friend Matt turned to me in our U.S. government class and asked, “Do you want to go to Atlanta with me and my church next summer?”

As the son of dairy farmers who never got to travel while growing up, I had instituted a personal policy:  if I had a chance to get out of Wisconsin–for any reason–I took it.

So together with Matt and his church, I pulled together the scratch, went to lock-ins, made a bunch of friends, and headed to Atlanta, for a big national high school youth gathering.

The last night of that event changed everything.

After What Jesus Did…

That night, 25,000 of us sat in the Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Falcons play. Tony Campolo, a pastor and sociology professor at Eastern University, was speaking. He wove together snapshots of a world in need, mammoth theological concepts, and some really funny stories.

I remember a few of his stories:  he got pulled over with a trunk full of chicken manure and canoe paddles, someone with an Ivy League law degree gave up a six-figure salary to serve as a public defender in Mississippi, and Tony bought ice cream sundaes for young prostitutes in Haiti.

A thunderstorm was brewing outside as Tony’s time was drawing to a close. He told of Jesus’ crucifixion, describing in detail both the what and the why of that event.

“After what Jesus did for me…” Tony yelled, and thunder slapped the roof of the dome,

“…there is nothing…” another clap of thunder,

“…nothing…” thunder cracked again,

“…NOTHING that I wouldn’t do for him!”

And for the first time, I really understood what it meant to be a Christian. I cried right then and there, in part due to exhaustion from an intense week of travel and late night fun, but also because I knew a new truth.

A Series of Amazing Days

So I started to read the Bible more, eager to know and follow this Jesus fellow. I’m selfish and error-prone like everyone else. But I wasn’t going to let that keep me from doing what I could.

In these past 20 years, then, I have thought and lived quite intentionally regarding education, money, marriage, sex, work, friendship, parenting, time, risk, decisions, and everything else. This has proven counter-cultural, often even amongst people who identify themselves as Christians.

This counter-cultural thinking and living has become an endless stream of Amazing Days. For example…

  1. Sleeping under the stars, cooking pancakes over an open fire, sleeping and learning how to care well for kids at Bethel Horizons.
  2. Having a dream about a girl, telling her about it, and then marrying her at the ripe old age of 21.
  3. Sitting down for a delicious shared meal with Kosovar refugees to whom we taught English at Jubilee Partners.
  4. Watching the sunrise over volcanoes every morning for the year we lived in the village of El Porvenir, Nicaragua. (Click here to buy the coffee our friends there grow.)
  5. Talking to innumerable strangers over our two years in Lanzhou, China, as they admired our baby, Phoebe.
  6. Directing a pilot microfinance program.
  7. Teaching a leadership class to incredible African pastors.
  8. Riding a motorcycle across southern Africa.
  9. Hearing from someone, “Your book changed my life!” (For more about the background of Amazing Days, you should read it.)
  10. Holding baby who will never know his parents because of AIDS.
  11. Serving students and staff across the U.S. with InterVarsity.
  12. Eating the most delicious gelato in Krakow with friends who work for InterVarsity’s sibling ministries in the IFES around the world.
  13. Helping lead Urbana in 2012.
  14. Dreaming up all kinds of fun, crazy events with friends like Fried Food Night, Dessert for Dinner, Camporama, Chicken Booyah, and the Party of Biblical Proportions.
  15. Gathering weekly with others who want to follow Jesus–reading the Bible, talking, praying, and generally being friends (in four very different countries!)
  16. Singing and smiling and laughing with tears running down my face (on several occasions).
  17. Providing a whole well for a village, with help from friends.
  18. Sending our kids, ages 11 and 9 off for their first day of school in South Africa (just yesterday).

Amazing Days keep on coming.

Twenty years ago, I said a full “Yes!” to Jesus for the first time. I agreed to go wherever, to do whatever, for however long, no matter what. I knew that I would experience freedom, happiness, and love, which I would radically share with others. In the process, I have had great adventures, great joy, a lot of learning, and, yes, my share of failures and pain. I think that the world is a ever-so-slightly better because I’ve lived this way for 20 years.

But today, I say “Yes!” to Jesus again. In the language of blackjack, I am doubling down. I am all in.

After what Jesus did for me, there is nothing—nothing!—that I wouldn’t do for him. And I cannot wait to see what he does in and around me during the next 20 years.

Many thanks to you who have shared in this journey over the last two decades! Please leave a comment (or send me a message) with a memorable moment from this life we’ve shared. And thank you!

Advice for Dads From Another Guy Just Trying to Not Screw Up His Kids

Hey guys,

We made it. Another year. Another Father’s Day. How are you doing?

I’m tired.

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 7.51.31 AMI’ve now made it past the “baby slave” years and more. The kids just turned 9 and 11. I feel like we’re in the sweet spot—the kids are growing in ability, character, and independence, but not yet testing us much or so involved with friends that we never see them. We have conversations, play games, cook together, and laugh quite a bit.

But I’m still tired.

This Father’s Day, I’m pausing to reflect on being a dad, on the year that has been, and the year that’s coming. I don’t do this sort of thing enough. You probably don’t, either…

Yesterday, I was talking to my friend Chris has four kids, ages 1 to 11. At least four times, he said something like, “But who has the time?” That’s how I feel about thinking about being a dad—who has the time?

But today is the day. Generally, we’re going to be thanked. We’re going to hear, “I love you.” We’re going to get to eat what we want without criticism or concern. We’re going to be celebrated.

Today is the perfect day to step back and think about how we’re doing and what we might want to change. Think of them like Father’s Day Resolutions. Here’s some of my thinking—maybe it will help some of you out, too.

I’ve not regretted any of the time I’ve spent with my kids this year. So maybe in the coming year, I should plan to do more of this. And by “plan,” I mean, “Put it in my calendar in my phone so it tells me, and I don’t forget.”

My two offspring have started to figure out lives for themselves and demand much less of my attention (i.e. they don’t poop their pants, dump glue on the carpet, or fall into the fireplace).

So a lot of us start to coast. (Remember how tired we are?) But this is exactly when we need to focus on our kids more, to build a strong foundation of love and trust that will last until adulthood.

Also, you should probably get life insurance.

I think one of the most powerful examples we can set for our kids is to apologize to them. Not because we don’t have authority, but precisely because that shows how to use authority properly. I suck at this. Years ago at a training as a camp counselor, I heard a really great speaker named Michael Brandywein say, “Make your mistakes out loud.”

Yes, there are a lot of bad dads. Somehow, though, the portrayals of dads seem all out of whack. (There are a few dads in the media who are really great, who care, who work hard. The thing is they are usually defending their family or country by shooting lots of terrorists or something. Where are the good dads who have normal jobs?)

When I asked Ezekiel, our nine-year-old, what makes a good dad, he said, “Do things your kids want to do.” A few minutes later, his sister Phoebe answered the question the exact same way. Ouch.

I wrote this blog post about it, and it’s had the highest traffic of just about anything I’ve written.

Our kids have to see us respecting, building up, caring for, and yes, even kissing our wives. How else are they going to understand what real love is?

That’s what I’ve got so far, and it’s only 8:00 AM. What other thoughts do you have? Leave a comment.

And happy Father’s Day, guys.

Love,

Adam

I Need a Date With a Good Man in the Next 72 Hours. (It’s for a Friend.) Please Share!

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Recently, I was talking to a friend of ours, a woman. She shared with me a situation that made me mad and sad (and also energized). It’s a problem we should be able to solve, friends. We can fix one small part of this screwed up world, together, today.

She needs good dates.

And she needs them in the next 72 hours. (Update: she’s lining up one date for today. There’s still 48 hours to go, so get the nominations in!)

Here’s what I found so frustrating about this:

  • She’s tried online dating. (Needle in a haystack.)
  • She’s looked at church. (It’s small. Most of the guys are young or married or both.)
  • She’s asked friends. (“I wish I knew someone…”)
  • She’s gone on a lot of dates. (Can we please just have a conversation?)
  • She feels like the odds are never in her favor.

So I want you (and your friends) to solve this problem.

Our friend is a catch:

  • Smart, beautiful, fun, funny, and adventurous
  • Christian (but not weird or annoying)
  • Runs her own freelance branding and design company
  • Educated but humble
  • Early 30s
  • Baggage-free (well, at least as much as any of us are)
  • Low-maintenance
  • Great style
  • Based in the central U.S. but in Madison, WI, for a couple days

So here’s the deal—I’m looking for men:

  • Good character
  • Single
  • 28ish to 40ish
  • Thoughtful
  • Christian (but not annoying)
  • In reasonable shape (doesn’t need to be RG3)
  • Sense of humor
  • Conversationalist
  • Wanting to go on a date in the next 72 hours

So, share this widely, friends. Let’s find play matchmaker today, finding a good woman a good date (or a few). Message me on Facebook, tweet at me on Twitter, or email me.

Guys, you’re welcome to nominate yourself.

Everybody, you’re welcome to nominate several guys who might fit the bill.

And here’s the kicker—if selected, we’ll pay for the date! Nominate now!

We Did It! Clean Water for a Whole Village!

Woohoo!

Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 6.53.40 AMAbout two months ago, we set out to raise $15,000 to put in a well for a village that needed it. We had saved for an addition on our house that couldn’t happen when we wanted, so we thought we could put in a pretty big chunk but not $15K. (Click to read more of the back story.) We put the word out on social media and people responded!

43 people have given $15,195! (And you can still give! Click here!)

Our kids gave up cereal. And Zeke thought he was giving it up for decades–so sweet! (Read more here.)

Another family gave up their one weekly meal out at a restaurant.

One woman gave thousands of dollars from her first professional job.

And others made their own personal sacrifices and gave so that 300 people wouldn’t get sick from their drinking water.

I am so grateful to this team of people.

If you’ve read our book, you know of the concept of Amazing Days, that we try to do something amazing every day. This certainly qualified! But…

“Can we really afford this?”

“What if nobody gives?”

“Shouldn’t we be saving more?”

“What if we look stupid?”

But then I thought:

I hope you get to attempt something Amazing today.

Woohoo!

6 Reasons For Why Christians Celebrate Easter

This weekend, Christians are remembering how Jesus lived, what he taught, and especially how and why he died. But we’re also thinking about something more.

Resurrection.

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On such occasions, I sometimes hear my friends asking, “What does this crazy event mean? Why is it celebrated?”

20140419.35816For wisdom about issues of ultimate importance, I like to turn to the Bible. The passages about the  end  interruption of Jesus’ life are:

Matthew 28

Mark 16

Luke 24

John 20

I’ve been reading these passages and reflecting on my own life as a Christian (something over 20 years).

Here are a number of much-needed elements the resurrection offers to us…

1. Understanding

Right after the resurrection, the disciples are confused. Jesus appears to couple of them walking along the road and explains everything to them. And later he “opens their minds” (Luke 24:13-35, 45). While I’ve never seen Jesus, I sure can relate to needing Jesus to help sense of the world, what people do, my own self, and history.

2. Peace

As I look around, it seems there’s a whole lot of striving and posturing, trying to cover up or undo our brokenness. But Easter means can drop our acts, our fake perfection. (In fact, we’re in a world of trouble if we don’t.) The Resurrection makes it clear how brittle those attempts are. But Jesus is with us—living!—always (Matthew 28:20). So we can stop faking it.

3. Joy

In the four accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the Bible, there’s a lot of joy. The women are “filled with joy” (Matthew 28:8) and the disciples are “overjoyed” (John 20:20).

4. Purpose

Right after the Resurrection, Jesus appears to some women who were disciples. When they saw him, they fell down at his feet and worshipped (Matthew 28:9). And just a bit later, Jesus sends out his disciples to make more disciples, and to follow him and to join in the building of God’s kingdom. They are transformed from a mangy bunch of fishermen, conniving tax agents, and hookers into the family of God.

5. Courage

Repeatedly in these accounts in the Bible, we find Jesus or angels telling people “Don’t be afraid.” And as we read on in the book of Acts, about the early Church, they were transformed into very courageous people.

6. Hope

We have a great hope deficit these days. There’s a lot of reason to despair. But Jesus has all authority (Matthew 28:18). The one who walked through death might be able to help us as we face school shootings, tsunamis, and the Kardashians.

Ultimately, of course, underneath all these is the hope that we can be reconciled to God, that our shortcomings and the evil inside us don’t keep us from knowing God.

How else does the Resurrection matter? What are you reflecting on this week?

Leave a comment below.

 

Join Us in Something Crazy This Lent (Even if You’re Not a Christian)

Update 4/14/14: With one week to go, we are now up to $7550 given! That’s over half of the goal, enough to provide clean water for 151 people! Yes! Tell your friends–let’s dig it!

Update 3/7/14: Our friends (and some strangers!) have already given $1385–with our match that’s $2770, enough to provide clean water for 55 people, and 18% of the goal! Dig it! Give and share this with your friends! Thanks, y’all!

All my burps taste like rotten eggs.

My abdomen is swollen.

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I am lying on a cot in our room in a barn, sweating.

My body feels like I was trampled by the scrawny cattle strolling past.

I am on top of a remote mountain in Nicaragua. The nearest clinic is a half-day hike away. The only transportation is one 30-year-old tractor. There is no electricity, let alone a cell phone.

I am 23, and my young wife is trying to figure out what is wrong with me. Chrissy pages through Dónde No Hay Doctor (Where There Is No Doctor). Dengue fever? Brucellosis? Malaria? She’s not sure.

Some days later, the tractor heads down the mountain. We climb into the steel wagon and bump and shudder through the three-hour journey to the city of León.

I am handed a Gerber baby food jar and asked for a stool sample. I realize they aren’t kidding.

It turns out I have giardia lamblia, a “flagellated protozoan parasite.” I get some meds, take them, and the lethargy and nasty burps go away.

For two weeks.

They returned, and I lived with them for the rest of our year in Nicaragua.

Giardia was endemic in El Porvenir, the village where we lived with 40 families. There was no well there. To drink people had only rain water, captured off of roofs and collected in big, open tanks. Chrissy and the other women would haul it in  five-gallon buckets on their heads. Bird and rodent feces would end up in the water. And that made me—and our friends there—sick. You can read more about this in This Ordinary Adventure.

Lent is the 40-day season leading up to Easter. It starts on Ash Wednesday, which this year is two days away, March 5th. Lent is profoundly counter-cultural, as Chrissy wrote in this piece for RelevantIt’s a time of fasting, of contemplation of the suffering and death of Jesus. It ends with the celebration of his resurrection. (Yes, I know it’s crazy, but I believe it.)

A lot of people still fast in some way (e.g. meat, chocolate, coffee, Facebook). Some people use fasting to free up time and resources to pray and to give to the poor.

Whether you are fasting for Lent or not (heck, whether you’re a Christian or not), Chrissy and I want to invite you into something that is a little bit crazy but also really good.

Our family has this tradition of donating things through World Vision to people in hard places like El Porvenir. When we got chickens, we gave some people chickens. When we got trees, we gave people trees. Read more about all this in this post on Chrissy’s blog.

Last year, our house needed a well—a 260-foot well—for good drinking water.

Now we want to give a well to a whole village of people, so they have fewer stinky bumps and other water-related health problems.

We were saving up to put an addition on our house, but that’s not going to happen this year. So we have some money on hand. But we can’t quite swing the $15,000 it takes to put in a well for 300 people somewhere overseas.

That’s where you come in!

  1. CLICK HERE TO DONATE for this well. WE WILL MATCH EVERY DOLLAR GIVEN, up to the total of one well for 300 people!
  2. SHARE THIS POST with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers, using the buttons below.
  3. Check out Waiting for Water for a free downloadable Bible study guide about Lent and water, plus info on more good water-related organizations.
  4. Talk to your actual, real-life, face-to-face friends at your church or workplace.
  5. Drink a glass of clean water with deep thankfulness.

No more crappy water! Let’s dig it!

Please leave a comment with any questions.

Nine Tips on How to Survive All Day Meetings

On Tuesday, I was in meetings from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. They were good, productive meetings with smart, fun, effective co-workers.

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But it was still hard.

Last week, I had two days of 11 hours (or more) of meetings, and a total of 33 hours of meetings scheduled on the week, amongst my highest ever.

Before my current role, I didn’t have this many meetings. So I must have learned some coping strategies along the way, right? I’ve been thinking about how I might help others who have to go through that same learning process.

Here are nine tips on how to survive all-day meetings:

1. Avoid them.

Some all-day meetings shouldn’t happen. You might be able to avoid 6-12 hours of your life disappearing. If you think it’ll be a waste of time, excuse yourself if possible. (I’m thankful that I like my InterVarsity colleagues, and they generally run good meetings.)

2. Figure out who is running it.

Notice I didn’t say “who is calling” the meeting. I mean who is running the meeting, making it happen. Then, you have some homework to do…

3. Find out if there will be coffee.

Even if you don’t drink coffee, your experience will be much better if coffee is provided, for your java-swilling coworkers.

4. Find out if the coffee will be good.

5. Find out if there will be healthy snacks.

You need to do something to keep your energy up. And if it’s healthy, you can nosh your way through the hours. I find crunchy stuff helps keep my brain firing.

NOTE: by asking these questions numbers 3, 4, and 5, you greatly increase the likelihood of there being good coffee and healthy snacks. See what I did there?

6. Eat strategic meals.

If you eat a large lunch and try to keep going in the afternoon, you’re going to have trouble. Tony Memmel (a one-armed singer/songwriter) sings, “Just order a salad and get on with the next big thing.” Wise words that I struggle to heed, since I am a glutton.

7. Fight for your right…to stand up.

Usually in such situations, at least with creative teams, it’s a given that you can get out of your chair as much as you want. This gives you a new perspective on the room and on the dynamics of the discussion. Stretching, too, helps me feel like a human.

8. Use your breaks.

Go for a walk. Blitz your email. Make a quick call. Have an important conversation with someone else who is on break.

9. Have a job that you love.

If you can swing this one, at the end of the day, everything will be worth it. Even all-day meetings.

What did I miss? How do you cope with all-day meetings? Leave a comment. 

Andy Mineo Concert Photos

A couple weeks ago, I interviewed Andy Mineo about hip hop, faith, success, and his beard. Click here to watch the video. There’s a lot of buzz about Andy and other rappers and if they are on the right track. Our conversation addressed that pretty clearly.

Here are some of my favorite  shots from his set. Use the share buttons below to pass it to someone who would appreciate it.

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I Realized I Was Having an Affair With Leslie Knope

Amy Poehler is a beautiful woman. But I am not particularly attracted to her.

But I love Leslie Knope, her hilarious character on Parks and Recreation. In fact, I love her too much.

On Monday, late in the day, I sent an email to my wife. It read,

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I’m tired. Very. 

How about quick chat about our days, Parks and Rec, then sleep? Please?

Love you,

Adam

I confessed to Chrissy later that I actually had to go back and add the part about us chatting. Oy.

Something had slid out of whack.

I wanted to watch the 22-minute sitcom more than to talk with the love of my life. That isn’t so bad by itself. But it comes during a busy season, when we are probably not having 22 minutes of real conversation most days.

For a while now, I’ve tried to save some energy for to talk with Chrissy at the end of the day. Sometimes I fail and need to apologize. Chrissy is grateful when I succeed and gracious when I  don’t.

I thank God that I’ve been getting better. Chrissy has even noticed.

It may be worth mentioning that we do not own a television. You can read why in this blog post by Chrissy. And while we’ve  been married nearly 15 years and things are going pretty well, I think my problem is not unique.

We all do this to some extent, of course. But I think we often divert too much attention away from our wives (or husbands). They would love to have a bit more time with us. And it’s not just TV that competes for our attention.

How many of us are “having affairs” with exercise, volunteering, movies, hobbies, books, work, Facebook, or other good things? As I’ve written elsewhere, I think getting this right is the most important skill in 2014.

When we were dating, I was happy to do anything with Chrissy. I couldn’t not pay attention to her.

Now, I’m living out that vow. My time and attention have to reflect that.

I’m not going to stop watching Parks and Rec with Chrissy. But I am going to make sure Chrissy gets the attention she deserves.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all.

If you think I’m on to something here, please share this post with your friends.

Five Questions with Justin Wise, Author of The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication

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In 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting Justin Wise when we were both official bloggers for the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. (In fact, while there, I took a photo that he’s using on his About page.)

Justin is smart and dedicated to doing good in the world. Today, his new book launches. The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication fills a need. It looks at the why of social media–how should we think about this and use it for God-glorifying purposes?

I asked Justin a few questions a couple weeks ago. Take a read, go buy his book, and think better about how to use social media for good.

1. Are you an unapologetic technophile? A lot of people today are concerned about how social media is effecting us socially and spiritually. What do you say to them? 

I believe that social media is amoral, without morals. Social media is at the base level a piece of technology. Technology, whether a brick or social media, can be used for good or evil.

By that I mean the dangers of social media, and to be clear there are real dangers with using social media, have always been present in human society. Those dangers of course are addictive behaviors, disconnection, estrangement, voyeurism. These are not new problems to the human race. Technology exploits these problems, it does not cause them. Obviously being Christ-centered we know that this ties back to our sinful nature. Technology simply reveals it.

One needs to implement boundaries insofar as the temptation is to utilize technology in a way that affects them negatively.

2. How do you see social media leading to better face-to-face relationships?

One of my friends, Rhett, was one of the first people who called me up to see how things were going when I left a job a couple of years ago. Rhett and I see each other maybe once a year at conferences. But because he knew where I was at in life and cared about me as a person, he saw what was going on in my social channels. He was able to be a great sounding board for me at a time when I needed friends. Whenever possible offline relationships trump online ones. Having said that, online relationships can continue and strengthen a relationship that has been formed in person.

3. What new risks and new opportunities do social media bring in the area of Christian spiritual formation (i.e. classic disciplines)?

I believe social media gives us a much broader perspective into the gospel message.

Whenever you’re exposed to an expression of the gospel message that is different than your expression of the gospel message it stretches you spiritually and emotionally. For instance, when I was in seminary, I was in classes with people who believed and thought and practiced Christianity in ways that were very different than mine. They were some of the most faithful, bright, Christ-centered people I knew and yet their conclusions and practices of the gospel message were entirely different. So I was forced to ask the question “Why do I believe what I believe?” and after you answer that question, “Do I still believe these things?” Those questions grew me spiritually in ways that no sermon or book ever has.

With social media, we’re able to come into contact with people who have very different expressions of the gospel message—people on the other side of the world who worship the same God, who are filled with the same Spirit, and yet the way they live out their Christian lives comes out entirely different. And so it’s through social media that I’m able to come into contact with that.

4. Do you see social media as important in connecting geographically disparate churches and individual Christians in other contexts, even countries? Why or why not?

justin_wise_BW3There’s a concept that I write about in Social Church called “rubbing elbows” and it speaks directly to this where we have the capacity now to rub elbows with people who are very different than us.

A perfect example of this: I spoke at a conference in San Diego and there was a pastor there from Guatemala. I followed him on Twitter. Now, his English is admittedly not the best and sometimes you kind of have to read between the lines on his tweets. But I’m getting a front row seat into what God is doing in his church in Guatemala! Are you kidding me? Never, ever, ever, would I have the ability to even know who this man is let alone what God is doing in his church and what is happening there without social media.

5. What happens if the Church doesn’t learn to use various social media effectively in the next few years? What’s your doomsday scenario? What do you fear?

Now, having said that, Jesus never made guarantees about the North American church. Specifically, the North American Evangelical church. He never promised longevity for the American church. And one needs only to look to our friends in Europe to see what it looks like when churches begin to go on the decline. The reality is that many denominations are shrinking in membership. Not just getting smaller, but gushing members, losing them at an unprecedented rate.

Some of this has been in process for many years but I believe that it’s been accentuated because the North American church has failed to understand and speak the language of the culture.

The good news is that the church has always been on the forefront of communication and technology shifts: two-thirds of the New Testament was written by Paul who wrote in letters on scrolls and papyrus, and that is technology. Fast forward to Martin Luther, on the forefront of the printing press. Leveraging technology to build God’s Kingdom. More recently, it’s Amy Sempel McPherson of FourSquare, one of the first pioneers of radio ministry. In fact, she was quoted as saying “We have a responsibility to use this technology to further God’s message.” And Billy Graham was on the forefront of television broadcasting technology, spreading God’s message.

For us now in the 21st century, in America and other parts of the world, that technology is social media.

The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication goes on sale today. Get it.

Is this interview a breath of fresh air or a harbinger of the end? Why?