Daily Archives: June 13, 2012
This video interview with Brandon and Jen Hatmaker was shot last month at a Catalyst Conference event. I loved watching this interview for a number of reasons. Here’s a quick list:
- Brandon and Jen are real. I’m always inspired by ministry leaders when their marriage seems normal and their commitment to each other is genuine. When I meet couples like this it makes me want to love my wife better. Know what I mean? (Like when you see that couple in their 70′s who are the first ones to arrive at church events so they can serve people together, enjoying one another’s company the whole time. Those types of couples are energizing and the Hatmakers seem to be that way.)
- They talk about starting Austin New Church without pulling any punches. I’ve met enough church planters to know that starting a new ministry is a harrowing experience. I appreciated the Hatmaker’s candid comments about going through that experience and seeing how God blessed them.
- I loved this comment from Brandon, “God can take care of the homeless guy better than I can.” And this comment from Jen, “[We had] an inflated sense of importance when it came to the people we were loving and serving.” It makes me think that so many of my perspectives on “serving the least” are off-base.