cultural revolution

April 28, 2016

The Reasonable Man

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The reasonable man takes the sure road in life. He understands the way the world works and clicks off the boxes he needs to in order to succeed in life. The reasonable woman defends the status quo knowing that someday, someone will defend her when it’s her turn. The reasonable man acknowledges that things need to change in the world. And he feels good about the fact that he sees it. He may even be so bold as to share a controversial meme on Facebook, just so people know he is serious. The reasonable woman looks at her childhood dreams [...]

February 29, 2016

are we tearing down walls…or building them?

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question? How open are you to a person’s message after they’ve just made fun of you? Not about your differences of opinion, but of you as a person? Have you ever been bullied and belittled into changing your mind?  No one changes their belief system when they are attacked. I’ve been watching the discourse of this election cycle and like the majority of America, I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated by how I see candidates behaving.  I'm frustrated because it works. What does Donald Trump’s hand size or skin color have to do with how well he [...]

June 9, 2015

How do you destroy a prototype?

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is a thought I’ve been mulling over the last few weeks and I believe it’s a question that we cannot afford to ignore. It seems clear that we are in a season of strategic importance to God’s plan for building the kingdom. Think “Great Reformation” level significance. A new prototype is being formed. The rules of church are being rewritten and Kingdom-minded people are seeing things with a different perspective. There’s a new mindset and a new methodology that has the power to shift society in unprecedented ways. Obviously, change on that level won’t go unchallenged.  So, how do [...]

May 4, 2015

prophecy = action

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If we are going to do things we are created to do, it is essential that we stay in timing with God. And staying in timing means taking action. This week, I have been rereading God’s Unfolding Battle Plan by Chuck Pierce. The book lays out specific battles and prophetic insights regarding the church and the world from 2007- 2015. Since we are nearing the end of the prophetic window that the book was written about, I think it’s important to see where things stand with regard these key prophecies. As I was reading, I was amazed at the accuracy [...]

April 10, 2015

This Time We Cross Over

By |April 10th, 2015|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This weekend, I attended the Passover conference at Global Spheres and I wanted to share a few highlights that are important as we move forward this year. This year, Passover is all about the winds of Heaven supernaturally blowing open the path in front of you so that you can move into the purpose God has for your life. He’s using His wind to expose obstacles and clear paths so you can cross over. But He cannot cross over for you. Crossing Over Isn’t Easy Have you ever felt God leading you to cross over into something new only to fail [...]

November 18, 2014

2015 Battle Plans: Fitting Prophecy Into Your Strategy

By |November 18th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most people wait until January to plan for the next year. There is something fresh and new about January that universally calls people to focus, change and new vision. But for most people, all of that January focus leads to resolutions that don’t make it to February. The more serious folks, they go all out - they take retreats, have strategy sessions and lay out goals for their lives and businesses. By February, they’ve got a battle plan in place to conquer what’s on their plate. This year, I want to encourage you to get a head start on everybody [...]

The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth

By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I just started reading a new business book by Chris Brogan, called The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth.  Great title, isn’t it? I’ve just gotten started, but so far it's great. While the book is largely about carving out your path as an entrepreneur, the main point of the book is that we need to stop burying our inner freak so we can fit in with the cool kids. Nobody changes the world while trying to fit in. It’s the freaks and the misfits that actually get things done. The problem is that the church (read: religion) thinks that its [...]

Does Kingdom matter in this election?

By |November 4th, 2014|Categories: Government|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today is Election Day and we can all celebrate a great victory….NO MORE CAMPAIGN ADS!!!! It really is silly season, isn’t it? Millions of dollars spent to put on full display the vitriol that exists on either side of the political aisle, and for what? What changes tomorrow? More importantly, does anything we do today really effect God’s Kingdom? Johnny Enlow had an interesting post on Facebook this morning that is worth a read. Consider this nugget: Approximately 80% of White Christians will vote Republican. Approximately 75% of Hispanic Christians will vote Democrat. Approximately 95% of Black Christians will vote [...]

October 20, 2014

Winds In The Heavens…Boots On The Ground

By |October 20th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One last thought on whirlwinds to set the tone for the year ahead… We know that this year will be defined by clashing whirlwinds that shift the status quo. Power structures that have kept much of God’s Kingdom shrouded in darkness are about to be exposed.  He wants people to see. But what role do we play? I can tell you for sure, it’s not to sit around and let the winds of the enemy blow our lives apart. In fact, I believe that when God says He’s sending a whirlwind, what He’s sending is us. He’s about to release [...]

August 15, 2014

However Long The Night: How One Woman Is Changing Culture

By |August 15th, 2014|Categories: Social Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, I’ve been reading a powerful book called However Long The Night by Aimee Molloy. The book shares the story of Molly Melching, a woman you have probably never heard of, whose work is dramatically affecting the lives of millions of African girls. Melching has received numerous awards for her work in empowering African communities through education and training in proper health practices and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, Melching’s organization, Tostan, has done something no other organization has been able to do before: helping to bring an end to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). FGC is a 2,000 [...]