Category Archives: Leadership

A Vision for Being Fruitful and Multiplying at Kent State University this Year

So what might it look like for H2O Church at Kent State University to “Be Fruitful and Multiply” this year? This is the question that we’ve been considering for the past week. We’ve been talking about it as we’ve gathered … Continue reading

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

In my last post, I wrote about humanity’s uncanny ability to continue through cataclysm. For thousands and thousands of years, we’ve endured plagues, earthquakes, fires, floods, wars, and worries. And still, somehow, we keep on keeping on because it’s what … Continue reading

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Hope for a World Going Up in Smoke

My children are convinced that the world is going up in smoke. We try to regularly watch the national network news in the evenings, and they’ve been talking a lot lately about historic wildfires in California… and Oregon, and Greece, … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

I’ve been listening to a new podcast called The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. It describes the unique legacy of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, along with its pastor, Mark Driscoll. The entire life cycle of this church was … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Today, from a Hundred Years Ago

O God of earth and altar,Bow down and hear our cry,Our earthly rulers falter,Our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us,The swords of scorn divide,Take not your thunder from us,but take away our pride! From all that … Continue reading

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The Color of Compromise

I just finished reading Jemar Tisby’s book, The Color of Compromise. I first heard about this book last summer. The Staff at Estes Park Leadership Training worked through the material week-by-week as a group. And the book seemed to prompt so many … Continue reading

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