Category Archives: Ministry

Outreach Ministry – Part 1

My first full time ministry position was an Involvement and Outreach position.  It was my job to catch ’em and keep ’em.  There are new concepts that describe the position in a way that is supposed to be "seeker" sensative, that meaning that they won’t offend the non-Christian person you are supposed to work with. Continue Reading

Leaving On A Jet Plane

When I promised a few days ago to repair the list of recommended readings, I forgot that I would be at Harding University until Wednesday.  I didn’t have time to get to the office before I went, so I promise to fix it on Wednesday. If you read this the moment it is supposed toContinue Reading

Audioblog – Career Day!

I had a shadow yesterday.  Winston from our youth group decided to follow me around to see what a day in the life of Brad is all about.  To mark such a special occasion, I had him record an audioblog with me.  Enjoy, and be sure to answer his tag question in the comments. EitherContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 9

Ministry in a Post Modern Context, continued. This is the last post on this probably too long look at postmodernism in ministry.  We’re finishing up today by looking how to minister to the post modern need for holistic involvement.  This one is tough, because it has connections to the desire for authenticity that the postContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 8

Ministry in a Post Modern Context – Continued We discussed a few posts back about the value that post moderns place on communicating using narrative and meta-narrative.  This value parallels closely with the value of dialog and discourse.  They are both ongoing concepts that lend depth and value to the existence of the post modernContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 7

Ministry in a Post Modern Context, Continued. The third theme of postmodernism that I introduced in Part 4 of this series was the postmodern’s search for deeper meaning.  They are no longer content with "Because I say so" or "Because it has always been that way" type of answers.  Postmoderns are often quite happy withContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 6

Ministry in a Postmodern Context I suppose the best frame work for this part of the discussion is to take the main tenets of postmodernism and look at them in the context of ministry/church life.  That way we get eight posts out of it and we should generate a very good discussion because of theContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 5

This is a continuation from yesterday where we started looking at major themes in postmodernism.  Tomorrow we’ll start looking at ministry implications within the postmodern context, mostly based on the items in the lists for the last two days.  These are the final four themes in the list that I would count as essential:  Continue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 4

We’ll get back to our discussion of postmodernism today after taking a brief break for some other responsibilities and a wonderful Easter weekend.  If any of our guests to our services happen by this blog, thanks for making Sunday such a great experience! Main Themes of Postmodernism In preparing for today’s discussion I was remindedContinue Reading

Post Modernism – Part 2

I can tell by the overwhelming number of comments to yesterday’s post that this is one of the favorite topics of my readers (there was one comment).  Once we get through a day or so of definition, we’ll start looking at postmodernism in practice, and that will be a lot better.  In fact, here’s anContinue Reading