I've wrestled with my calling a lot over the last several years, if not for for my entire life. I am in ministry currently, but have felt tugged toward both the business and political sectors.
I don't know if I will pursue things in those very different arenas at different times, in a linear fashion. Or if I will be in ministry, but own a business. Or if at some point, they might all collide. I don't know how it will unfold. But in my mission to live present, I am trying my best to give myself fully to this season of ministry, while still finding time to pursue and cultivate the other dreams in my heart.
And so I'm excited to be in Nashville at Q Ideas Conference this week, a conference devoted to asking questions, pursuing ideas, and together, advancing the common good. It's a conference with speakers from all different arenas... business, government, arts and music, etc., all gathering together to talk about, and engage in, the Christian responsibility of restoring and renewing culture.
I don't really know what to expect... except that I hope to be inspired. I hope to learn and be exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking. I hope to meet people who I'll interact with both now and in the future.
I believe the Church, as the hands and feet of Jesus, has a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to be and do good in the world. And I am excited to dream about what that could look like.
So, if you see me tweeting a lot with #QNashville this week, you know what's going on.