On the Radio – Walk the Way

On the Radio – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way. Brought to you by Q Place. I’m Jeff Klein. Say what you want about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz—he has said some pretty insightful things regarding building a successful business: “For any consumer brand today, it is incumbent upon the company to create relevancy in all aspects of its customer’s lives.” Interesting. Now, forgive me if I stretch the concept. Have we—the Church—created relevancy in all aspects of our customers’ lives? I’m going out on a limb to say, no. Unfortunately, although Jesus said He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life—in other words, He...Read more …
On the Radio – Walk the Way

On the Radio – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein. If you’re hoping to walk the way by entering into spiritual conversations with a group of people who believe differently than you do, you’ll want to take a few careful steps. First, choose to meet at a time and place that accommodates everyone and is comfortable. Consider proximity and make sure the atmosphere is warm and friendly and conducive to  listening to one another. Pray lots. Take the time to gather with the two or three other believers who are committed to...Read more …
Good deeds, good outreach

Good deeds, good outreach

If there is one thing we can learn from the history of the early church, it’s this: Without seminaries, church growth seminars, elaborate youth programs, large campuses, and giant screens with multi-media presentations, the church still grew at a phenomenal rate. Why? Because the early Christians lived in such a way that caused the world to stand up and take notice! They had a distinctive lifestyle that couldn’t be ignored–it was compelling. Living with selfless abandon gets everyone’s attention. Then and now. Good deeds Like the early church, do you want to form a compelling bridge over which the good news can travel to a...Read more …
Is the wrong rule holding you back?

Is the wrong rule holding you back?

 Cheryl Bachelder shoots the arrow pretty straight when it comes to her passionate belief in servant leadership. In the TED Talk posted here, Ms. Bachelder is talking about her signature topic: leadership, in what’s come to be characterized as her own signature way: by talking about serving. Don’t consider yourself a leader? You ought to still listen to this passionate restaurant industry executive’s important learned wisdom—because it just might make you one. Bachelder casts a compelling vision for “service making the leader,” so to speak. Here are just a few of her inspiring and thought-provoking statements: Servant leaders turn the spotlight towards the people and focus all their energy on...Read more …
Talking through (not around) touchy subjects

Talking through (not around) touchy subjects

John and a group of men from his church decided last fall, that they needed to meet more regularly. Aside from a few interactions before and after their corporate worship gatherings, and a small group meeting here and there, the men came to the realization that they really didn’t know each other! And with a church culture excited about getting more involved on the mission of God in the New Year by sharing their faith with others, this group of men agreed: how would they be able to walk alongside and have spiritual conversations with those who believe differently if they didn’t...Read more …
Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

In my work as a hospice chaplain, I recently had an opportunity to be part of a little act of love. I arrived at a home to visit a 97-year old patient just as her caregiver—her granddaughter-in-law, Sally—was struggling to re-arrange the furniture in the living room to make room for our hospital bed. When I arrived, Sally was on the verge of tears, frustrated because she had been unable to get a straight answer from the VA about what to do with their hospital bed in anticipation of the swap. So, I helped her with that and soon enough we...Read more …
Let us help you with your New Year’s resolution!

Let us help you with your New Year’s resolution!

When it comes to being healthy, WebMD, the popular site for health information, says that we really ought to give all our New Year’s resolutions a rest and, instead, set more realistic goals that are not limited to a “once-a-year, do-or-die, all-out assault on that Everest of debt, those flabby thighs, or the hideous wallpaper you keep meaning to replace….'” If we do, the blog continues, “we may actually find that the finish line isn’t so far away after all.” What finish line are you after? According to USA.gov, the nation’s official Web portal, Americans commonly resolve every January to: Lose weight Manage...Read more …
On the Radio–Today on Walk the Way

On the Radio–Today on Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. Titus 2:10 finishes with these words: …so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. Here, Paul is talking about those who call themselves followers of Jesus and how their lives are supposed to make the Gospel attractive. This got me thinking about mine. Did my baseball coaching this summer make the Gospel attractive to everyone at the games? Does my parenting reflect the love of God my Savior? What would someone conclude about my God watching me interact with...Read more …
On the Radio this Week – Walk the Way

On the Radio this Week – Walk the Way

This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein. As I braced myself for the last final incline on my short run before church, I noticed a group of dads setting up for some sort of race. They had barricaded off the street and right in the middle at the top of the hill, was a line-up of homemade derby cars. A little girl sat inside each one, waiting for a nudge down while someone at the bottom timed how long it would take them to get to the finish line....Read more …

This summer, make your own mountaintop.

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” John 15:1-4 (NLT) At Q Place, we know that in order to bear fruit for the Kingdom, we...Read more …