All posts by Lindsay Paul Jordan

I am a husband, a father, and a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor serving in Waukesha, Wi. I received a doctorate in congregational mission and leadership through Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, May 2014. I enjoy baseball, reading, music, and writing. I am confident that God has good things in store for the world and calls the church to be witnesses to God's intent, as described in scripture and discerned in the community of God's people.

Does the Church Matter?

I recently had somebody ask me whether the Church still matters, today. I responded that I definitely think the Church has a role to play. His question was posed more than three weeks ago, and yet it is still with me. It’s been rumbling around in the back of my head and I don’t always like some of the new answers I’ve been thinking about. Some answers are in the “yes” column… Others are in the “no” column.

When does the Church matter? The Church matters when Continue reading Does the Church Matter?

MPS: Missional Positioning System

This week, I’ve been in Florida, attending a national event for senior pastors in the ELCA. It has been an incredible week. The speakers have been inspirational, the worship top-notch, and the opportunities to visit with other pastors about issues we face invaluable.

Some of the best conversations of the week happened during Continue reading MPS: Missional Positioning System

Driftless, Not Aimless

Welcome to a blog I’ve started to collect and share thoughts I’ve been having about living out God’s mission in the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin. In this blog, I hope to think about living as God’s active mission partners. (Note that since I wrote this entry, the name of the blog and its focus have changed…)

My first audience for this blog is the people of Continue reading Driftless, Not Aimless