Participant

Michael Bentley

About Me: 

Sole pastor of Christ Community Church on Long Island, NY

Interests: 
  • 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...

  • It’s probably just me, but I don’t think of peaceful anything when I hear the call to “raise hell.” Could you provide some context – maybe some examples of what Fr. Chacour was organizing and...

  • Thanks for your honesty here, Josh. The fear is real for many of us in low-membership congregations as well, and this sheds light on a topic that many, I believe, are afraid to look at. May God...