If I sound a little giddy online today, it’s because I’m getting to meet someone who I have admired for years. Later this afternoon, I’m heading to Menlo Park Presbyterian Church to spend some time with John Ortberg. John and I will be talking about spiritual formation and social networking and what might happen when the two collide. My friend Eric from monvee will also be joining us.
For those of you who may be unfamilar with John’s story, he’s currently the senior pastor at Menlo Park. Prior to that, he was the teaching pastor at Willow Creek. That’s when I first encountered John’s ability to put spiritual truths into words that I could understand and apply to my life. If you haven’t heard him, he’s one of the best teachers/communicators in the church today.
Additionally, he’s a very gifted writer. One of his books, If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat, has been transformational in my personal spiritual journey. Honestly, though, you won’t find a dud if you pick up any of his previous writing.
I’ll share more about our talk later on this evening. Until then, I’d love for you to participate in the conversation. If you had a couple of hours to sit with John Ortberg, what would you want to ask him?