The Most Interesting Man

While I have never consumed a Dos Equis beer, I have enjoyed many of their commercials.  If you have watched much television at all in recent years, you are likely familiar with their very successful  The Most Interesting Man series of commercials. Jon Acuff -- a popular blogger and the author of Stuff Christians Like (2010), Quitter (2011) and Start (2013) --   recently reformed the Dos Equis ideal by replacing the actor with Jesus: "Jesus, the most interesting man in the world."  Acuff also Read More …

Unlearning God

Jon Acuff recently blogged about his realization that "God is not who I thought he was," which has led him to new experiences of "unlearning God." So What? Our images of who God is develop over time.  In honest exploration, it is often appropriate and helpful to unlearn or set aside some aspects of our prior understanding.  What about God are you currently seeking to unlearn? Read More …

Missing Adult Sunday School

Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like (2010) and Quitter (2011), recently blogged about missing Sunday School.  More specifically, he shared about his 15 year absence from adult Sunday School.  Despite a positive experience with small groups, Acuff misses "having the double feature of Sunday School and Church." So What? For many years Sunday School for all ages was a given in Protestant congregations.  In recent decades the increased emphasis on small groups has led to fewer Sunday Read More …

Never Complain About

Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like (2010) and Quitter (2011), recently blogged about complaining. In that post he shared his past personal experiences of complaining about various aspects of church life, before learning how unhealthy his perspective had become.  In contrast, he suggests a better way for members and active participants to respond to areas of church life they see as less than ideal: then I learned a pretty powerful truth about church volunteers that forever changed my Read More …