Sorry, Did You Say Skonkworks?

Yes I did.

‘Skunkworks’ is about the diffusion of innovation. The term is widely used in business, engineering, and technical fields to describe a group within an organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy, often tasked with working on advanced or secret projects.

Read an old post of mine on the subject of provoking and releasing movement in an established organisation: The Church Needs Skunk Works.

This blog is a bit of a free dreaming “what if?” space, the overflow of a Skunkworks workshop, if you will. Most of what I discuss here has come from other prophetic Whatiffers and associated Whatif initiatives, or skunkworks, as we call them. I’m the main writer with all my posts marked with but you’ll also find contributions from other authors (which I may or may not fully agree with) marked as authored by . All featured ‘skonkworker’ articles will be broadly in line with the edgy, slightly dissatisfied but hopefully faith-filled “what if” theme.

And the “Where are we going? Who cares? Let’s go” strapline? According to an antonym of ‘adventure’ is ‘plan’, so there you go. It’s only an adventure if we don’t know where we’re going. I’m sick of playing it safe. Let’s follow God out of the boat into His great unknown.

Lastly, why two confusing spellings: ‘Skunkworks’ and ‘Skonkworks’? Quite simply, wasn’t available. The original Lockheed Martin Skunkworks project was called Skonk Works anyway, so I’ve adopted that spelling. Spell it how you like, just remember to use the skonkworks spelling when trying to reach this blog.

Keep dreaming. Keep praying. Start doing.


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