Teams are far from a new concept by now, but few teams function well, and fewer still are what I’d label as “high functioning teams.” What elevates a group of individuals that work for a common goal to a team that is able to do great things?
If our machines now have knowledge that we’ll never understand, does that make them worthy of our worship? Apparently one robotics engineer thinks so. This introduces a question worth consideration. What are the theological implications of modern technology? In other words, should we have a theology of technology?
How do churches grow? The best way to know this question may be to look very closely at churches that are growing the best. Learning from other good ideas, or what’s called “Small I” innovation, can help. But in my annual list of the top 25 fastest growing churches, most don’t just practice Small I – they pursue Big I innovation, which is something totally different.