Participant

Michael Bentley

About Me: 

Pastor of Trinity CRC in St. Louis, MO.

  • It is so hard. I find so many cultural assumptions – from myself and from others – working in ways that I just never expected. Conferences and articles do not prepare you for shared conversations...

  • Seriously, this link needs to be taken down. I can’t show this to my youth group leaders, much less my church’s kids – and certainly not my daughter.

    I see you're taking requests for better...

  • Now I have more reading to do. Thanks, Ben. This sounds like an interesting categorization of ministry, especially in light of the Great Commission: The “what” has to have a “how.”

  • Holy cow, look at that. Thanks, Wendy!

  • I know Sojo.net publishes a lot of articles telling people how hypocritical Republicans are, as well as how much “evangelicals” don’t follow Jesus as well as Progressive activists do. So, that’s...

  • Thanks, Dan! I’ve had conversations with people who push this “Rebel Jesus” image, and I’ve answered the same way:

    “In reality, Jesus was the only conformist, surrounded by a mob of rebels...

  • Thanks for the info on the standards manual (and for the compliment)! I had no idea that CRC published a standards manual, so this is welcome information. It’s always a battle to manage a visual...

  • Thanks, Kristen. I’ve been working with a template for business cards, PPT, etc. that attempts to keep pace with the visual language of CRC communications (especially the website), and it seems to...

  • As a pastor with 20 years experience in identity development & brand management, I want to ask: isn’t the CRC a working brand? If not, what makes it unworkable for congregational identity,...

  • I regularly do my “office” work at a nearby Starbucks. And the opportunities are not a myth – I have shared the gospel and my testimony on several occasions — sometimes at the expense of an hour...