Wednesday, February 25, 2015


As I write this, I am staying as a guest in the home of Jeff Petrillo and Beth Estock in Portland, Oregon.  Beth is a coach with Epicenter Group and a collaborator with me, reflecting on the challenges of Christian ministry in the twenty-first century.  Beth and I are working together this week, talking through the major ideas and movement of a book, to be released in 2016.  The book concerns the future of the church - what will it look like by mid-century.  Many prophets of doom remind us (correctly) that the sky is falling.  Beth and I agree with that assessment, but we also have a strong sense of what is emerging!   Indeed we believe that the church has a very bright and wonderful future - albeit a future that may seem weird by twentieth century sensibilities.