Q Conference Update 1

The first day of the conference has been incredible. We are meeting right in the heart of the city in Gotham Hall. At this conference, it has been like drinking out of a fire hydrant – just so much of the good stuff coming out all at once. Each speaker gets exactly 18 minutes to give their presentation; and surprisingly, they have all kept to the 18 minutes. In fact, they have a large LCD screen with a countdown, both for the speaker and the audience to see. Pastor Andrew and Moses have been open to the idea of our church getting the countdown to keep me in check… haha!

We heard from top-notch speakers who are engaged in their sphere of influence and trying to shape culture with a Kingdom perspective. Speakers, such as Francis Collins, Chuck Colson, and Tim Keller really made a splash with their presentations.

I have been able to reconnect with DJ Chuang and some other Asian-American leaders at this conference. The L2 Foundation sponsored a dinner at K-Town in the city. It was great eating together and chatting about things but when we came back to the conference it was not good for the people sitting next to us.

Tomorrow we have another full day packed with great speakers and idea generating sessions. I think this is where I thrive… whenever I am around other innovators, it inspires me and reminds me that I am not the only crazy one out there.
 
 
 
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Chuck Colson has shaped some of my thinking about cultural transformation
 
 
 
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I had the privilege of talking with Chuck Colson for a little bit – he is truly one of the heroes of transformation in our generation
 
 
 
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Tim Keller gave a compelling talk about “grace in the city” – it was a very convincing presentation
 
 
 
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It is always a joy to see people’s first experience of something. This is Pastor Andrew’s first experience of Pinkberry… can’t you tell?