Tag Archives: church

Building Blind*

Just about everyone from casual ‘church’ attendees to those regarded as church statesmen would agree that what most people call church today is in serious trouble. There is no need to review the long and familiar list of alarming statistics … Continue reading

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Managing God with our Ministry Strategies

Often when I hear Christian leaders discussing ministry strategy, it sounds much like business men going over what has and hasn’t worked in their particular field. It’s all about operating in ‘proven’ principles and determining what infrastructure might best facilitate … Continue reading

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Priest or Pauper *

I was chatting with a friend who’s in his early 80′s. He was called “pastor” at one time before he was fired by the denomination for failing to submit to one of their rules. Although he’s long since given up … Continue reading

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Unfeigned Love

I remember impressing upon the greeters and leadership team in the “church” I “pastored” how important it was to make visitors feel welcome. They were to introduce them to friendly members who would chat with them while waiting for service … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Kingdom

I read an excellent article extolling many aspects of the Kingdom of God. Interestingly, it was somewhat of an apologetic as the author felt the need to explain why he spoke more of the Kingdom than of the church. The … Continue reading

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A Must Read

I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek at a phenomenal book Steve Crosby is writing on the topic of money and the church.  Let me tell you, this is going to be a “must read” for every believer, … Continue reading

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How dark does it have to get?

“Things are getting so bad; Jesus is going to come back soon!”  I’ve heard this numerous times from believers.  In fact, I’ve said it myself.  Last week my wife was treated out to lunch by a dentist and her staff … Continue reading

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Virtual Christianity

My wife and I just got home from a vacation in Disneyland with our daughter, her husband and a friend. As you know, attractions that simulate real life adventures are a favorite at the popular resort. Star Tours uses “state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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What is Church?

I often become involved in discussions with those who’ve recently, or not so recently left the system of religious obligation and its trappings and are wondering what comes next. Common questions are: “How do I serve God now?” “How do … Continue reading

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