Christians once led innovation. Today, when we think about how is most innovative, high tech corporations come to mind. What has happened? Why is the church so challenged to innovate? In his new book, The Innovation Crisis: Creating Disruptive Influence in the Ministry You Lead, Ted Esler, Director of Missio Nexus, describes these challenges but then quickly turns to how we can overcome them. I (Doug) met Ted when he was serving in the Balkans in 1998. He took me up to the third floor of his house and showed me an amazing set of tools he was developing on a very high-powered computer. He was innovating way back then. We’re going to want this book. Learn more at