So my buddy and pal Martin Robinson from the UK put this video of me up on his web site. Martin is a missional thinker, author, leader. He’s the principle of Springdale College. He goes back to the days of the great one Leslie Newbigin himself! We were meeting up at Luther Seminary with Craig Van Gelder and Allan Roxburgh and many others. After our meetings were over, and I was heading to the car, he catches me. And then he pulls out this little camera and takes this video of me. What resulted was this interview about church planting. During the interview he (dares to) ask if the approach that I was pitching was “hard work.” My answer is on tape. Have a look if you have 5 minutes. And then comment as to whether you think church planting is hard work and why. Thanks to Martin Robinson!! He’s the real deal!
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