INNOVATION

Innovation & Faith by Gary Runn, Executive Director for Leadership Development with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).

A leader is not always recognized for his or her innovation immediately. Somethings are more important than recognition. In the spirit of March Madness . . . watch!

“Kenny, a ninety-one-year-old Wyoming native, is widely credited as the inventor of the jump shot. After being told by his brother that he was too short to play basketball, five-foot-seven Kenny thought to jump up with the ball in order to score despite his height. His innovative tactic led him to a pro career in the NBA, where he found fame and success. But along the way, Kenny learned there are more important things in life than sports. Over the near-century of his life, Kenny found one thing stood the test of time…”

http://garyrunn.com/2014/03/04/innovation-faith/

Multicultural & Was This African American Pastor the First to Champion the Multi-ethnic Church? (1885)


RT @markdeymazhttp://www.christianpost.com/news/the-multi-ethnic-church-a-historical-challenge-114703/  and  http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=433

Dr. E. C. Morris (1855-1922) was a highly respected African-American minister, politician, and business enthusiast. Recognized by white Arkansans and throughout the nation as a significant leader of the Black community, he often served as a liaison between Black and white communities on both state and national levels.  Nearly 130 years ago, then, Morris saw in Acts 17:26 a biblical mandate for multi-ethnic church unity and diversity. In 1885, he wrote:

“Class and race antipathy (a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion) has carried so far in this great Christian country of ours, that it has almost destroyed the feeling of that common brotherhood, which should permeate the soul of every Christian believer, and has shorn the Christian Church of that power and influence which it would otherwise have, if it had not repudiated this doctrine…. We know that the doctrine is not a popular one and that none can accept and practice it, except such as are truly regenerated. But the man who has been brought into the new and living way by the birth which is from above, by contrasting his own depraved and sinful nature with the pure, immaculate character of the Son of God after mediating what that matchless Prince underwent for him, can get inspiration and courage to acknowledge every man his brother who has enlisted under the banner of the Cross, and accepted the same Christ as his Savior.”

BIBLE RELIABILITY

Is the Bible Reliable? video w/ @DanKimball, David Kinnaman, Andy Crouch, Mike Breen & others: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-cYoM5Ybw