Author | Faith Leader | Church Futurist
Ken is the founder and executive director of The FaithX Project, a emerging organization dedicated to equipping faith-based communities and organizations with tools to survive and thrive in contexts characterized by exponential change and escalating uncertainty.
Twenty-five years ago Ken Howard left a successful career in non-profit startup, corporate rightsizing and strategic leadership to become an ordained leader in the Episcopal Church, focusing on church-starting, church redevelopment and ministry innovation.
Ken has founded, pastored or provided consultation to dozens of church starts, church redevelopments and other faith-based organizations, and has authored several crossover articles on the relationship with business-based and faith-based organizational dynamics, including one with his son, Jonathan Howard, the founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley medical travel start-up.
Ken is the author of several books, including:
- Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community Beyond Us and Them
- Excommunicating the Faithful: Jewish Christianity in the Early Church
- The FaithX Project: Experimental Faith Communities for an Undiscovered Future (forthcoming)
Ken enjoys reading speculative science fiction and contemplating the connections between quantum theory and faith. Ken and most of his family live in Germantown, MD.
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“We have come to view changing paradigms as God’s way of telling us, There you go again: trying to put me in a box. We have come to understand that the dis-ease we feel when we experience such change is God’s way of showing us that we have become so attached to our paradigms that we have rendered them impervious to change; so brittle and inflexible that the tiniest new breath of God’s Spirit crumbles them to dust. We have come to recognize that when a familiar paradigm begins to fall, we have an opportunity to release God to the wild of mystery and paradox (actually God never left it) so that God can un-domesticate our faith.”