I attended a conference a few months ago led by Mark Batterson and Jud Wilhite. They are pastors and authors. Jud has actually written one of my favorite books, Stripped. Mark has recently written a book called Wild Goose Chase. I've read the first couple of chapters, and it is hitting me where I live!
I have always been intrigued by the fact that the Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit - ‘the Wild Goose.’ This can seem to describe our life with God at times.
"Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction, Wild Goose Chase.
Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of Washington, DC’s National Community Church. NCC at times is recognized as one of America’s most innovative churches. NCC meets in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the city, as well as in a church-owned coffee house near Union Station. Ken Murphy and I were able to visit the coffee house this summer, and it is pretty tight.
More than seventy percent of NCC’ers are single twentysomethings who live or work on Capitol Hill. Mark is the author of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and a widely read blogger (www.markbatterson.com).
I'll let you know when I'm complete.
Check out Mark’s 10 Steps to Setting Life Goals at www.chasethegoose.com.