Thing I Should be Doing Today

….. but unfortunately I am not. 



The Fine Line Tour stops here


Have you heard about Kary Oberbrunner and his soon to release book The Fine Line: Re-envisioning the Gap Between Christ and Culture? It is a bold look at how we as believers, and specifically the Church in America, have lost our understanding of how to be in the world, but not of it. And gives real examples of what Kary labels Transformists, those who are living in balance between the worlds of Faith and Culture, and impacting those around them in incredible ways. 

Kary is doing some great things, is a great friend of Catalyst, and it seems has struck a chord with this soon to release book and the message it contains. 

Check out the blog tour that has been happening the last several weeks in leading up to the release of the book on December 5. Glad to be part of the tour. Will have a short interview with Kary in the next couple of days to post here.

The Genius behind Steve

Great article in the most recent issue of Fortune on Steve Jobs #2 at Apple. Tim Cook is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Apple, and the questions continue to be raised of whether he will one day replace Steve Jobs as the CEO. It is always such a difficult task to replace a Founder and icon such as Jobs, so the jury is still out on how the Apple board will handle the issue of succession. 

In the same issue of Fortune, Patrick Lencioni (past Catalyst speaker and friend) is listed as one of the “ten gurus you should know” when it comes to leadership and management. Nice.

Thanksgiving Eve at the Office

YUM! and a cornhole game in between turkey and pumpkin pie. 

Young Influencers List- November edition

Here you go, the November edition of the Young Influencers List. You can also view past ARCHIVES of the list. 

1. Cathleen Falsani– award winning Religion columnist for the Chicago Sun Times. Her recent book Sin Boldly is a refreshing take on faith in today’s culture. Love her humor and wit. 

2. Kevin Palau- EVP of the Luis Palau Association. Among his many duties, Kevin spearheaded the Portland City Fest, which has helped churches, schools, the mayor’s office, businesses, and local government all collaborate on service projects in the city of Portland. Amazing work. 

3. Santino Stoner– Partner with Dot Cross. Also Film Director on the very popular NOOMA series. 

4. Jay King– A and R guru at Integrity Music. Jay is one of the good guys in the music industry. He is out constantly finding new talent as well as handling current artists such as Hillsong United. 

5. Brian Pirkle– COO of BigStuf Events. You will usually find Brian with a headset on calling a show from the production area. 20 years from now will be the creative/technical producer for the Grammys, or the Oscars, or the Presidential Inauguration!

Interview with Steven Furtick and Lanny Donoho

Check out the latest Catalyst Podcast episode, featuring an interview with Steven Furtick by Ben Arment and Tim Willard, and an interview I recently did with Lanny Donoho here at the Catalyst office. 

Stream it here or grab it at itunes.

The Latest Craze in our Office

Cornhole, the grown up version of bean bag toss. It is addictive. And has taken over our office. We have two-three games per day.

And Mark Batterson, we challenge your team to a cornhole tournament….. anytime, anywhere. Bring it!