Summer Sabbath

wallpaper-august-2014-calendar-photo-mountain-switzerland-lDear friends,

 

This summer has been much more busy than anticipated and I’ve only had time to post twice since May. For that reason I am slating August 18th as the time to resume blogging. Be sure to check in at that time and also feel free to send in questions or ideas that you want to hear about in the future. Over the next six weeks Robert Tippett and I will also be discussing another run of the “Sunday Night Discussions.” The intent for the second season would involve much more investment and would begin around mid-September. We already have some great potential guests lined up.

 

So have a great second half of the summer and we’ll see you August 18th.

 

Love Steve

Regarding Father.

Hispanic Father and Son Having Fun Together in the ParkThis Sunday is Father’s Day and for some people that means a powerful time of positive reflection. Dad was great. Others though approach Father’s day with a yawn at best. Either way I typically look at this confused occasion as an opportunity to teach about God’s design for fatherhood and the family. Dads are influential and important beyond measure. When I talk with solid leaders I like to ask them about their fathers and their relationship with them. If I’m studying the life of a great leader from the past or one presently alive that I just can’t get close to I still try to uncover something in connection to their fathers.  Almost without exception, the great Kingdom leaders that I know had a good relationship with their dad and he was a tremendous part of their inner formation.

 

My story is not too shiny in this department. When people ask me about my father I sometimes jokingly reply, “Well, which one”? I suppose I could categorize my journey with dads this way. (more…)

Finding a Family.

SND-Logo-Concepts-Sm1-150x1501Family? Does it matter and what is it? Join Robert Tippett and me for the Discussions this evening as we bring on our WONDERFUL wives for our season finale to discuss the family. We’ll also talk about the Irreplaceable Movie project coming out this Tuesday.

 

Family? I can’t say I’ve always gotten it right, but I long for it to be right and believe that Jesus can make it right. So make plans now to join us tonight at 8p Central for our last “Sunday Night Discussions” show of the season.  Feel free to send in questions early either here or on our Face Book page.  You can also send in questions live while the show is on air.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Being the Church!

SND Logo Concepts SmIn the fall of 2001 I wrote a paper for grad school entitled “Being the First Century Church in the 21st Century.”  At the time I had no idea how relevant that subject would be today.  It reminds me of a statement by Bill Hybels when he noted that “nothing on this planet is more important, more strategic, and more urgently needed than the local church.” I could not agree with that assessment more.  But what is the real church anyway?  Buildings?  Programs? Politics? Social Concern? When you cut through the debates, personal likes, and controversies what does the authentic church actually look like and how can it be realized today?  Tune in tonight at 8p central as we dive into the questions about CHURCH.

 

Feel free to send in your observations, experiences, and questions ahead of time here or on our Face Book Page.  You can also send in questions live by one of these medias or directly on the Sunday Night Discussion Google + page.

 

Jesus in the City!

SND-Logo-Concepts-Sm1-150x1501Tonight on the Discussions Robert and I will be joined by Dow Tippett and Justin Lopez who is the Executive Director of For the City Network in Austin, Texas.  We will be taking a look at the ways we are called to practically serve the community in which we have been placed. What does it mean to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the city today?  Be sure to join us live on our SND Google + page and share your questions with Justin and the gang.  You can also send in questions early on Face Book or the Kingdomology.com blog.