Weird is Good

keep Portland weird

We are tempted to think that that which is out of the stretch of the norm is a little “weird.” Systems thinking treats the new, the different, the avant-garde with skepticism. Yet it is here, in the realm of the weird, where Jesus does his greatest work. At least he starts out with the weird only to see that later become the norm.

Are you weird enough to be used by God? I hope so. God is looking for more weird people to change the world. Pray you are one of them.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.


  1. Yup- definitely considered ‘weird’ for much of my life- so I like ‘weird.’ Jesus was ‘weird’ to much of the population and religious people too, so weird might be an underrated virtue. We used to have a saying in my family: “Weirdos bowl good!” It all sprung from an episode of Fred Flintstone where he would do this crazy dance before he released the bowling ball, and then he would get a strike. So, ‘weird’ can be beneficial. And by the way, when I went bowling I used to try that dance and it seemed to work! And hey, if it didn’t land me with a ‘strike’, I was still smiling.

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