The Maxwell marketing department has been bombarding me with information on Catalyst 2003, and I’m in. I’ve even got the crazy Catalyst flag flying on my car (to replace the Leafs one – won’t be needing that for a while). It’s true that I’ve called John Maxwell a wuss and worse, but he’s not the reason I’m going. I’ve been the past few years, and it’s consistently been what I needed. It’s also exposed me to some pioneers of the emerging church, and has stretched me in areas where I needed stretching. A lot of people may be suspicious of this event – it’s big, it’s run by Injoy, it’s been held at a megachurch, it’s too, well, not post-modern. Some of that is true, but it also misses the point. Erwin McManus was there last year. This year, Ron Martoia (author of Morph) and Rob Bell, teaching pastor of Mars Hill, are scheduled to be there. All that to say that if you live in the Toronto area and feel like going, we’ve got a van load of four guys going right now and we’d love to have you join us. E-mail me – we’re going to have a blast.