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Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

  If you’re a pastor, your church may not be gathering together physically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a traveling evangelist or minister, all your scheduled engagements may have suddenly cancelled. Your own income may be uncertain. As our world...

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

  One evening I was quietly considering the news concerning Covid-19 when a still small voice asked, "Are you ready to die in two weeks?" I was startled and puzzled by the question and checked off some crucial things in my life: I am a follower of Jesus Christ,...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

In a recent Pastor Resource’s survey, church leaders responded that outreach is the number one need felt in the church. This need is no surprise since nearly all churches consider themselves dedicated to spreading the word of God and include the term outreach in their...

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

My stomach churned on Sunday as I heard the news that white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday to attend a “Unite the Right” rally. Viewing the photos of bodies battered, bloodied and bruised from the chaos saddened me to my core. I asked...

50 Shades of Flourishing

50 Shades of Flourishing

The last “Fifty Shades” film grossed more than $500 million worldwide, despite horrible reviews and weak word-of-mouth scores. And now the newest installment in theaters this month may drive the Fifty Shades dynasty into its seventh digit. As Christians, we know God...

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

November 8, 2016, brought an end to perhaps the ugliest, most unethical, and most divisive presidential election ever. In fact, I purposely chose to write this article before the election even took place, because I wanted to be clear that no matter the results, the...

How to Shop Like a Christian on Black Friday

How to Shop Like a Christian on Black Friday

It has been said that the USA is the only place where people express gratitude on Thanksgiving for all the stuff they have and spend the next day shoving people over to get the stuff they don’t. Sadly, Black Friday is only the beginning. Maybe we won’t fight with...

Donald Trump To Take The Whitehouse: What It Means For The Church

Donald Trump To Take The Whitehouse: What It Means For The Church

  Concerned citizens cast their ballots yesterday, and let their voices be heard, and America spoke. When the results came in during the wee hours of the morning it was clear: history had been made. Now that the confetti has fallen, the concession calls have been...

Clinton vs. Trump: The Church Leader’s  2016 Election Survival Guide

Clinton vs. Trump: The Church Leader’s 2016 Election Survival Guide

Is it just me or are you tired of all the political ads, robotic phone calls and social media posts bashing the two candidates? With all the mud slinging, name- calling and character bashing the two main candidates have stooped to over the past year, I need a serious...

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

Three Keys to Remaining Resilient in a Changed World

  If you’re a pastor, your church may not be gathering together physically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a traveling evangelist or minister, all your scheduled engagements may have suddenly cancelled. Your own income may be uncertain. As our world...

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

Am I ready to die in two weeks?

  One evening I was quietly considering the news concerning Covid-19 when a still small voice asked, "Are you ready to die in two weeks?" I was startled and puzzled by the question and checked off some crucial things in my life: I am a follower of Jesus Christ,...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

People Over Process – Improving Church Outreach

In a recent Pastor Resource’s survey, church leaders responded that outreach is the number one need felt in the church. This need is no surprise since nearly all churches consider themselves dedicated to spreading the word of God and include the term outreach in their...

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

Three Ways We Can Respond in Love to the Charlottesville Rally

My stomach churned on Sunday as I heard the news that white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday to attend a “Unite the Right” rally. Viewing the photos of bodies battered, bloodied and bruised from the chaos saddened me to my core. I asked...

50 Shades of Flourishing

50 Shades of Flourishing

The last “Fifty Shades” film grossed more than $500 million worldwide, despite horrible reviews and weak word-of-mouth scores. And now the newest installment in theaters this month may drive the Fifty Shades dynasty into its seventh digit. As Christians, we know God...

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

November 8, 2016, brought an end to perhaps the ugliest, most unethical, and most divisive presidential election ever. In fact, I purposely chose to write this article before the election even took place, because I wanted to be clear that no matter the results, the...

How to Shop Like a Christian on Black Friday

How to Shop Like a Christian on Black Friday

It has been said that the USA is the only place where people express gratitude on Thanksgiving for all the stuff they have and spend the next day shoving people over to get the stuff they don’t. Sadly, Black Friday is only the beginning. Maybe we won’t fight with...

Donald Trump To Take The Whitehouse: What It Means For The Church

Donald Trump To Take The Whitehouse: What It Means For The Church

  Concerned citizens cast their ballots yesterday, and let their voices be heard, and America spoke. When the results came in during the wee hours of the morning it was clear: history had been made. Now that the confetti has fallen, the concession calls have been...

Clinton vs. Trump: The Church Leader’s  2016 Election Survival Guide

Clinton vs. Trump: The Church Leader’s 2016 Election Survival Guide

Is it just me or are you tired of all the political ads, robotic phone calls and social media posts bashing the two candidates? With all the mud slinging, name- calling and character bashing the two main candidates have stooped to over the past year, I need a serious...

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