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    June 06, 2007



    I'd love to share, but you took them all.

    See above......


    journey and community are two major ones for us!


    love this article! i was just talking about the importance of creating a language to our deacons on Sunday.

    we've introduced the words,

    formative - caring - missional

    as the foundation for our spiritual formation efforts.

    (we've also been talking alot about journey and community like emma.)

    edith Zepeda

    Yes Scott all those words and explanations ring true. I really enjoy reading your blog. Have you ever thought of writing a book?? So many more people could benefit from your wisdom and insight. If you have thought about it I'd like to reserve my copy now. Just think Best selling Author Scott Hodge. It has a nice ring to it.


    two words that aren't spoken enough in all of our emerging dialogue:
    1] Jesus, and 2] Love

    thanks for posting great stuff, chilly

    Carter M.

    Love it Scott, and as a campus pastor just down the road in Montgomery at CCC, I'd agree with every one of these!
    We may add a few others:
    And then there are the humorous ones that have "accidentally" become a part of our vocabulary:
    "Push back"
    "Make the ask"
    "Love sandwich" (don't ask)

    Jeremy Blount

    Scott, thanks for the great thoughts. I like your thoughts on Followers of Jesus. Way to often we try to push people into heaven. Isn't God the one who saves? My Mentor got me Hooked on the words Drink and Flow. John 7:37-38. Thirsty people find satisfaction when they drink deep of Christ and allow His love to Flow through them to others.

    Thanks for the thoughts

    Duncan McFadzean

    Scott, great list. We're using these too, for the same reasons. I've also heard "members" get replaced with "staff" @ Mosaic and with "owners".

    Billy Chia
    Starbucks - who, to some degree, expect you to learn their language
    Thank you. The whole "don't use jargon" argument is just a bit stale. Don't we all use proprietary speech? I probably overuse "simplicity," "Artistic Integrity" and "Context"
    phil crissman

    We also use the word "community" a lot more than "church"...

    I also noted awhile back that Mark uses the word "conversation" in favor of "sermon" most(all?) of the time... At first I found this a little "gimmicky", like, Okay, we're having a conversation, not a sermon... but I've found I like the association a lot better. It's interesting how even the suggestion of dialog (regardless that on a typical Sunday morning, it's still one person delivering a message) changes the teaching environment.

    It destroys the implication that you are hearing some sort of "ex cathedra" by an infallible messenger of God who Must Not Be Questioned, and replaces it with more the idea that "Hey, I've been reading the Bible, and here's what I read, what do you think?"

    ...Which is pretty cool.

    Bill Graver

    I'm with Edith...
    Jesus and Love

    We can use all the cool buzzwords that we want to but, if we're not loving people and pointing them to Jesus, it's all gobbledygook.

    Bill Graver

    Whoops! Sorry. It was Chilly that said that.

    Sharon McKibbin

    Been 6 days since you posted...Are you ok? Local Starbucks been closed?

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