People I really believe in…

June 18, 2009

Hey friends…

I want to take a moment of your time to really, strongly urge you to take a look at the info below & consider responding.  I know many folks are strapped for cash currently, but this is run by a couple of my friends and I whole-heartedly believe in the Kingdom work they are doing.  Thanks for your time.

First Glance is attempting the impossible. Their goal is to raise $66,988.37 by June 30, 2009 at 11:59PM (in just 13 days)!

Why? You may ask…

First Glance is a Christian organization that provides a safe place for students to go where they can shed their burdens and enjoy themselves. This volunteer based organization has over 300 kids a week walk through their doors. In 2008 they ran out of room and needed to expand their facilities. The expansion project is now nearing completion, and they need only $66,988.37 to finish paying it off! This is where you come in!

Simply click here to see where we are in our goal, sign up to help spread the word, watch videos and more!

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the church of the lowest common denominator

June 1, 2009

one month later, i have not stopped thinking…just lacked time to document my thoughts.

at the beginning of April the CEO of Pixar, Robert Iger, was having to respond to questions about the commercial viability of Pixar’s latest film, Up.  industry insiders were concerned that it wouldn’t have mass appeal for a variety of reasons highlighted in a New York Times article.  Om Malik grabbed this gem of a quote for a blog piece based on the article:

We seek to make great films first. If a great film gives birth to a franchise, we are the first company to leverage such success. A check-the-boxes approach to creativity is more likely to result in blandness and failure.

as i’ve been studying church models recently (including reading Simple Church), evaluating the future of youth ministry (including the Seismos posts on this blog & reading Youth Minitry 3.0), and through a myriad of conversations & thought processes related to my vocational role in ministry, i think the Church has much to learn from Iger’s thought process. Read the rest of this entry »


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