Good conversation at the Donut Bank today, talking about how the culture and the church is moving the way of companies and business…away from the powerful CEO that makes all of the decisions and his trickle down approvals. The church is becoming more entrepreneurial, smaller and more agile. Instead of the monstrous IBM church a newer, leaner, Facebook church with smaller staffs and less control is emerging. The church is less like a giant mainframe where everyone has to be plugged in to do anything (like join a group to do outreach or be in a men‚Äôs group to talk to men about the bible) and more like handhelds and flash drives, plugging in all over and doing outreach wherever and whenever and talking about the Bible in the midst of ordinary life.
There was also some good conversation about my post yesterday on the tithe. As I spent my tithe on strong drink (dark roast at the Donut Bank) Andy G. brought up giving as an act of submission to authorities and leaders in the church. That is good, but I‚Äôm not sure I‚Äôm ready for that yet.
At lunch I had more goodies w/ John 6. I talked to Rick about how Jesus asks questions and then shows in His actions what the answer is. He did a lot of teaching that involved showing all of the puzzle pieces and then letting God put them together in a person. He didn‚Äôt rebuke Philip for saying it would 8 months wages to feed those people. Philip was thinking like men depending on men think, not like a Man that depends on God. Jesus didn‚Äôt rebuke him though, He just sort of said, ‚ÄúWatch and learn, Philip.‚Äù