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Blog Update

Hi readers! Just a quick note to address the reason for my absence in recent weeks.  It’s because I’m working on a new e-book tentatively titled “X Tips for Building Healthier Small Groups and Communities.”  There’s an X because I don’t know exactly how many tips there will be yet.  Also, the title is just Continue Reading…

How to Overcome the Illness of Individualism

So, if our individualism is the biggest obstacle to experiencing healthy community, how do we overcome it?  What’s going to motivate us to stop organizing and prioritizing our time, money and energy strictly around our individual pursuits and counter-culturally prioritize a community’s pursuits over and above our own? Away and it their reasons does helped Continue Reading…

The Challenges of Shifting to a Community Lifestyle

For those that dare to make the decision to change their lifestyle for the sake of close-knit-biblical-organic-Kingdom-church-body-life-community, there will undoubtedly come along with it fears and challenges.  Let's be realistic here.  We're talking about radically shifting your mindset 180 degrees and living with different priorities than most of those around you.  This is not going Continue Reading…

Community’s Biggest Obstacle = An Individualistic Culture

Everyone desires significance.  Not significance in the fame sort of way, where one is set apart from the rest as being from another class or being “more special.”  That's just a substitute; like Splenda for real sugar.  They desire significance in the sort of way that they are a part of something that wouldn’t be Continue Reading…

Community Requires Lifestyle Change, Not More Church Programs

It is quite clear that God created us to live in community (I Cor. 12:27).  After all, we were created in His image – and community is in His image.  In fact, Community is a Person.  God is Community. Unfortunately for most Americans, this necessity for life is all but missing; leaving us to be Continue Reading…