Creative Minority (Book) – 6 Practices

I’m working my way through A Creative Minority by Tyson and Grizzle. It’s a neat little book that is worth the read for leaders within the church. I highly recommend it. The authors are seeking to persuade the modern-day Church, which is diminishing in participation and power, to resist the urge to seek “cultural dominance”Continue reading “Creative Minority (Book) – 6 Practices”

Book- A Creative Minority

I’m working my way through a lovely, little book that I’ll read again and hope to work through with our leaders. The book is A Creative Minority by Jon Tyson and Heather Grizzle. This book is self-published; some publishing house needs to pick it up! The definition they provide for a “creative minority” is compelling:Continue reading “Book- A Creative Minority”

Skillen Family News: Tennessee (“You’re the only 10 I see”)

In a word: Tennessee In a sentence: Earlier today, Advent Presbyterian Church in Cordova and Arlington, TN voted to receive me as their next Senior Pastor. In a paragraph (or two): Where do we begin? It was only two, short years ago that we joined Peachtree Presbyterian in Atlanta to join their fantastic staff. TheseContinue reading “Skillen Family News: Tennessee (“You’re the only 10 I see”)”

Inheritance: Something More from the Sermon

Yesterday we began our Advent Sermon series: “Future Shock.” We intend to look at the four personal pronouns from Isaiah 9:6 (a prophecy anticipating Jesus of Nazareth), “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace,” throughout the next four weeks, leading up to Christmas Eve and Christmas Sunday. The topic of the morningContinue reading “Inheritance: Something More from the Sermon”

Start-Ups: Something More From the Sermon

Yesterday we wrapped up our Fall parable series with a bang! I enjoyed sharing from Jesus’ parable of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). This parable is unique to Matthew and is placed at the end for rhetorical purposes. Robert Farrar Capon suggests that Matthew organizes the parables of Jesus into a progression of 3 phases:Continue reading “Start-Ups: Something More From the Sermon”