Monthly Archives: June 2009

Putting the “der” in elder

Today, I was officially ordained an elder in the Reformed Church in America at Fifth Reformed Church. It was such an honor to share the stage with some pretty great people. I was totally blown away by the numbers of other elders and deacons who had also served before who cam forward to pray for me and the others. On top of it, my friend Brian and his family from Wayland came to give part of the message! What a time!

Then, this after noon, I drove over to Lansing where I went to a baptism service at the VandenBosch’s place. A great and meaningful time as always. Got some pics (actually, Molly took most of them).

After, I drove over to my moms house and fixed her computer and tried (didn’t work) to hook up my old apple extreme for a wifi connection. I’ll try again later.

Good Night!


Another peak into the collective interactive idea…

Looks like the folks at Microsoft are making steps in the right direction (did I just say that?). This complete motion control helps people take the step from passive to interactive in a far greater way than Nintendo has done with the Wii mote.

Now, who else thinks that Sony will get ticked off about their new project named “Milo” ? – me too. (for those who don’t remember, and that’s probably all of you – sony tried to market an internet communications device awhile ago in the US named “milo” or “my life online” which failed miserably. not because it wasn’t cool, but because wifi wasn’t widely used enough at the time)

Dear Church, please listen. This is a friendly warning

Dear church, if you don’t quickly realize this reality shift, you will be left in the dust. People are craving to participate, to add, to produce ideas, dreams, changes, solutions….not just be consumers. If we don’t shift our orientation towards our information, beliefs, practices people will continue to look elsewhere for their own “mouse” where they can input. This is the real power of simple church. The power of collective wisdom, collective ideas, collective message and collective change.

You have been warned.