Mike Yaconelli "colored outside the lines his whole life. He was one of the founders of The Wittenburg Door. He was also co-founder of Youth Specialties, which has had a tremendous impact on how we understand and help teens in this culture. By his own confession he was the pastor of "the slowest growing church in America. He was also an advocate of what he calls "messy spirituality" and wrote a book by the same title: Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People. I talked with Mike about this book in 2002 and he was tragically killed in an accident in his truck in 2003.