Racism

"If your #church doesn't look like you, then it's not FOR you. And if it doesn't look like other people, then it's not FOR THEM either." - View Tweet Last week I was talking with my friend Chris Brooks about the church and racism, and how we need to move forward with a multi-ethnic movement that … Read more about Racism

5 Things This Week

With the vast array of things coming our way during this final prep week before Catalyst launches at our new location, I thought I would take a few minutes to write down what's going on here on the ground, in an effort to encourage you as you chart a new course for your churches and families, … Read more about 5 Things This Week

Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Kids.  Better yet, family. Good news requires everyone. It’s got to be a family affair. As Catalyst has continued to serve on a regular basis at Sierra Vista Apartments, our kids have grown to love the people and place. As we left Sierra Vista yesterday, our daughter looked up at us and asked … Read more about Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Romance. Look, I hope that by now you understand that you need to be in love with: Your context. Your people. Your God. ... but just in case you missed those three before, you need to be in love with them all. I mean really in love. So madly, deeply in love, that it causes you to do … Read more about Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Clarity.  Everyone under the age of… well, everyone, loves coffee. In fact, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages around the world, and the most popular drink of choice outside of water. We love our coffee. The natural and organic stuff featured at Trader Joe’s, the froofy drink stuff … Read more about Being Good News in the Neighborhood Requires…

Being Good News to the Neighborhood Requires…

Presence. But first, let me tell you a story. A few years ago, I received a gut wrenching call. On the other end of the line was a person sobbing so uncontrollably, you could barely make out their words. As whispers passed her lips and mutters reached my ears, I could make out that someone was … Read more about Being Good News to the Neighborhood Requires…