The CAFO Blog

Being the Leader is Fun…Until it’s Not

“Follow the Leader” is kind of a mediocre game.  I mean think about it.  Red Rover, Red Rover is SOOOO much better even though it’s been banned from most playgrounds for safety reasons (which, come to think of it is EXACTLY why it is so much better).  Duck, Duck, Goose is also better.  So is […]


“No Matter What” Love

Dogs are the best.  We leave Dogs for 8-10 hours during the day, return home, dump a scoop of dried horse meat in their bowl and they treat us like we are the best living creature to ever exist on the planet Earth.  It’s really great to have someone believe this about you.  Dogs personify […]


What Matters Most? A CAFO2018 Manifesto

The great blessing of our era is also its great curse: boundless choices.  We feel it almost always, that tug and yank every-which-way. Sometimes the possibilities sparkle: Great new app for my phone? New restaurant? New fitness plan? At others, they overwhelm. Which school is best for the kids? Would a different church be better? […]


Research Finds Significant Adoption & Foster Care Engagement in US Churches

Lifeway Research last week released findings of new research on American churches with the headline, “Adoption, Foster Care Commonplace in Churches.” The research found that about 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year. “Foster care appears to come naturally for churchgoers,” concludes […]


Charlie the Christmas Goat and The God of the Unexpected

When my wife and I were first married, we lived in a downtown neighborhood and were part of an urban ministry.  Part of our role was to help lead a high school youth ministry at a neighborhood church.  One year, we set a goal to take our youth group across the country to a conference […]


Are you sure that’s what they said?

Christmas song lyrics can sometimes be confusing.  Here are some that can be particularly difficult*: Oh Come All Ye Faithful What some have heard:  Oh come, lettuce, adore him What is really said:  Oh come let us adore him Let it Snow What some have heard: Let us know, Let us know, Let us know […]


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