Tag Archives: Francis Chan

Exponential deja vu. I am broken.

I laid out on the carpet, face down, and prayed, “Lord, whatever you want. Break me. I give it all to you.” It was April 2011 at the concluding session of the Exponential Conference in Orlando, Florida. I had spent … Continue reading

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My heroes didn’t show up at Exponential

My head is going to explode. Stand clear. Stuff is going on. I’ve been to a ton of conferences in my 25 years of ministry. Usually big-whig speakers come in and nail the audience with one of their best talks. … Continue reading

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Organic Church? Institutional Church? Meh …

Some people watch Little House on The Prarie and wish they could go back to those simpler times. Other than Nellie Olsen being a pain in the butt, it all looks pretty good. Me? I have no desire to return … Continue reading

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Pretending to be a big deal …

If we pretend we’re a big deal when we’re not really a big deal does it make us closer to being a big deal? I knew a plumber who worked on his own. He was a one-guy company. But he … Continue reading

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