Don’t Be Boring

Seth Godin, in his book Tribes, implores the reader to avoid being boring. He says:

Boring ideas don’t spread. Boring organizations don’t grow.

Right now I can’t think of anything less fun and engaging than being a part of something boring.  Lifeless. Wilted. Just OK. It’s like when people respond to the “How are you?” question with “Fine.”  Fine. That’s it. Just fine.

 

My beloved music teacher, Mr. Kinne, used to say, “Fine? Fine? That’s all you got?  How ’bout GREAT!?!” And to that I would respond with a ever-growing smile…”Yah, I’m great. I was fine…but now I’m great!” That’s the power of Mr. Kinne – a man who was never boring. His life spread in me and in others. He was contagious. That’s what I want my life to be like. Never boring. 

 

And that is what the church should be also.  Thoughts?  What would make West Salem Foursquare Church a NOT BORING place?  Let me know.

3 comments

  1. johnfehlen says:

    Eric – Have you been to sethgodin.com? His blog is very inspiring. Have you read his book Tribes? Has Kevin read it? It would be an excellent, little read for us to engage in conversation over. It has powerful implications for youth ministry.

  2. Eric Johnson says:

    I just want to say that I think it’s cool you read Seth Godin. I loved his book called The Dip. I agree with the response above as well. God bless!

  3. Tim Clark says:

    Dude, you are anything but boring. And West Salem is not boring in it’s DNA. But it’s one of those things that just atrophies if you let it. Keep pressing in and asking that BIG question. And make the courageous choices every day that it takes to lead an extraordinary body of people into engaging culture-shaping, life-defining things!

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