The Sows You’re Given

The Sows You’re Given

If someone called you today and offered your ministry two pregnant sows, a boar, and around 50 chickens, what would you do? I can’t speak for your animal husbandry expertise personally, but it seems the vast majority of ministry leaders and innovators would never even...

Innovating for Love

Flotsam is also the stuff of salvation Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry, is one of the most widely read scholars of practical theology, youth ministry, and church leadership. She is an icon, an expert in her field...
Hare Brain & Tortoise Mind

Hare Brain & Tortoise Mind

Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash How many times have you just stared at a blinking line on a white screen, trying to will yourself into creating something?  We all have experienced the grinding, demoralizing feeling of knowing you need to solve a problem,...
Innovation Should be Fun

Innovation Should be Fun

People laughing their faces off at a Denver Hatchathon. Are you having fun? When was the last time you did something that was truly fun? Not something that was supposed to be fun (birthday dinner for an acquaintance, aimlessly crushing candies on your phone, a spin...
Funerals, Potlucks, and the Ripple Effect

Funerals, Potlucks, and the Ripple Effect

The problems we are the most passionate about are often the ones we are least able to see clearly. We can spend so much time in the minutia, in the nuance, of a large, complex problem, that we lose the thread of what we’re really trying to accomplish. Instead of...