What the Big Bad Wolf Can Teach Your Church

You remember the story of “The Three Little Pigs,” don’t you? Sent out by their mother to make their way in the world, they live in fear of the “Big Bad Wolf.” Their first order of business is to build their houses. Choosing the path of...

How You Can Tell the Emperor He Has No Clothes

Telling the emperor he has no clothes can be tricky.  You remember the tale about this. The naïve young boy came out of the encounter unscathed, but the emperor was totally embarrassed.  When I was in Vietnam, I was an inexperienced, freshly minted second lieutenant...

Film Focuses on Passionate, Offbeat Artists

There is a wonderful documentary called “Beautiful Losers.” The 2008 film was created by filmmaker Aaron Rose and is about an underground, outsider, creative movement called the “beautiful losers” movement. It has interviews with Shepard...

Why Creatively Outrageous Churches Will Thrive

I recently heard an interview with George Lois, a leader in the advertising world in the 1950s who helped revolutionize the industry. His innovations transformed advertising and made several of his clients into household names. I found his comments about creativity...