Feb 112014
Are you tired of Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley?

Would you believe Catalyst would dare go off-script? I couldn’t believe my eyes either. Here’s the roster of main stage speakers for Catalyst West Coast 2014:: Francis Chan, Christine Caine, Jason Russell, Simon Sinek, Robert Madu, Henry Cloud, Lysa TerKeurst, Charles Lee, Bryan Loritts, Rachel Cruze, Mike Foster. (Gasp, Craig and Andy are missing!) This lineup doesn’t look like the same-old usual fare.. could it be that Catalyst is turning a new [read more...]

Jan 272014
How Money Muddles Ministry Motives

I confess that I have an uneasy relationship with money. And having spent a decade of my life preparing for being a pastor, I’ve given these related topics more than the average Joe or Jane. (This blog post is more of a stream-of-conscience thinking-my-confusion-out-loud, so the ideas here may not be entirely coherent and should not be quoted as such in publications or what have you.) And, granted, I live [read more...]

Jan 212014
How to show Instagram photos on screen

Whether on a second screen like a slide show or projected on a big screen for adding an interactive element to your event, the photo-sharing phenomena of Instagram can be much bigger than the tiny screen of a mobile smartphone. Here’s the web apps (aka websites) that can show photos from Instagram, in an auto-advanced slide-show fashion: http://liveflow.in – show instagram photos with a #hashtag in real-time like a slideshow [read more...]

Jan 182014
Join this Asian American Christian Leadership D.Min. Cohort

Leadership in the Asian American church and ministry context requires you to stay sharp and keeps you on your toes. One of the best, and highly-valued, ways of doing that is through formal education. When you successfully graduate from this D.Min. program, you’ll have the title of Doctor, just like Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Tim Keller, and Dr. Ben Shin; they too have Doctor of Ministry degrees. Talbot Seminary (formally [read more...]

Jan 092014

Spontaneous combustion of ideas are so much more exhilarating than a predictable routine to me. And the conversations lit up my switchboard and I want to share one of them with you. Yesterday I’m chatting over late afternoon tea with a couple of new friends from connections via Telos Ventures (and I’d venture to say you’ll be hearing more about them in the years ahead, or sooner) and the conversations [read more...]

Dec 212013
Help for family drama, and the in-laws too

As wonderful as the Christmas season could be, as portrayed by many heart-warming Christmas movies and the powerful celebration of the birth of baby Jesus to bring peace and joy to the world, for many it’s also the time for family dynamics that can stir up a wide range of emotions with family drama, strained relationships, and/or painful loneliness. (confession: yes, I have  my share of ‘em too) And the [read more...]

Dec 182013
Mapping out a DC Christmas Tour 2013

Merry Christmas! What better way is there than to worship God in Jesus Christ during Christmas week? This year I’m in the metro Washington DC area with family; and it’s become a family tradition to worship at as many church services as possible during Christmas week. Here’s my working spreadsheet, as I prepare my itinerary. And, for all year round, here’s a list of the most popular (aka: largest) churches [read more...]

Dec 162013
87 podcasts subscribed to by the insanely curious

I’m sitting here minding my own business, actually trying to do some work, and my friend Brent Wong (@EpicBdub) asks me about what podcasts I listen to. He also asked how to get more Twitter followers, and I don’t have a good answer, other than to ask you to consider following him: use Follow @EpicBdub. Rather than just sending him my podcast subscription list (powered by Pocket Casts running on [read more...]

Dec 102013
Time to reboot the company business model and collaborate with the crowd

A new entity called Crowd Companies launched today and what an exciting new future that it’s creating! Kudos to Jeremiah Owyang for taking this bold leap of faith with courage and conviction to reboot the business model of companies and corporations. The one slide from his Le Web 13 presentation that vividly portrays this transformation is this – purposeful brands provide shared value. Do you see what I see? Companies [read more...]