Thousands of church leaders came to a leadership conference and sat through a Justice conference. What? …Has the evangelical church, as Jim Wallis predicted, begun to tip to the whole gospel? Why has it taken these great men 30+ years of ministry to figure this out? Why couldn’t they have figured it out when I was younger? Maybe I would not have been such an outcast in my own denomination. …Have these guys been reading my journals? What is a contrarian like me to latch onto when the masses line up? ( from cheaper than therapy)
I was surprised by the conference. I feel like I’ve gone through the ten stages of Reality Church, except with the conference, and was ready to come back with more realistic expectations. More over the next few days on some of what’s happening in preparing for the coming ministry year.