Monthly Archive: May 2009

Paucity of Chinese American ministry leaders

This set of question was posted in a recent email discussion, as Southern Cal ministry leaders are anticipating the upcoming lunch fellowship this Wednesday 6/3: As an observer and advocate of ABC ministries since the 1970s and a former youth...

Will the real Catalyst please stand up?

Will the real Catalyst please stand up?

How many Catalyst’s are there anyways? I think event planners like the word “catalyst” because it connotes startup energy and something to trigger new things, but with so many of them out there, doesn’t that dilute its implicit energetic-ness? And...

connecting in Chicago

connecting in Chicago

This week I’ll be in Chicago and have an opportunity to connect with old and new friends in the Kingdom. At something called the Asian North American Theology and Ministry Consultation, there’ll be maybe 100 or so Asian American leaders...

Worship Facilities Expo Live from Long Beach

Worship Facilities Expo Live from Long Beach

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be ensconced at the Social Media Lounge of the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo here in the Long Beach Convention Center. This is a premium kind of conference with professional event planners behind the logistics and...

Where do people get schooled in common sense?

Where do people get schooled in common sense?

I don’t find common sense to be that common. Okay, let me just confess that I find myself gullible and naive more often than I need be. And I don’t think of myself as a practical guy either. I see...

am I in or am I out?

am I in or am I out?

This article in American Way magazine caught my attention — and aggravated my personality confusion again. At the bottom of the article is this chart with characteristics of extroverts (outies) and introverts (innies): Extroverts: talk first, think later seek out...

how to define strategic planning

The non-profit world, in which I’ve spent the majority of my adult work life, is increasingly taking its cues from business techniques towards being more effective in accomplishing its mission. One of the very valuable tools for developing a plan...