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The Gracious Rescue of Surprise

When you scan the biblical story you can’t help concluding that following God brings a life of surprises. Whatever plans God’s ...

Losing my Religion ('s Influence)

How is "religion" faring in America? A new study by Pew Research shows that two-thirds (67%) believe religion is losing influence. This is...

Dangerous

Where in the world did we ever get the idea that God wants us to play it safe? Seriously…we say we’re followers of Jesus…and His...

The President Visits Your Church?

Did you read this news about President Obama going to church yesterday (publicly) for the first time in nearly six months. Seriously, it’s...

Not All Denominations are Dying

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to connect with some of the denominational leadership of the Assemblies of God. Unlike many denominations, the...

Will We Be Obedient?

  I am amazed at what God has done through the work of the people of Grace Community Church in the first five years. ...

Redefining Success

There’s so much more I can say but I tried to make my point in six minutes. Couple weeks ago, I self-filmed this video for...

Christianpox

“Get smart! Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies and you’re swallowing them! Use your heads! Do you think you can...

Friday Discussion: Christian Response to Customer Service

Let’s discuss…. As a former business owner, I am a huge proponent for treating a customer well. I don’t know that I would...

3 Critical Questions for Church Leaders

Ask these three questions to help evaluate your life and ministry.

Thursday Is for Thinkers: Rick Howerton

Today I am excited to have my friend and colleague Rick Howerton here at the blog. Rick is a leader in the small...

Need vs. Potential

I spent most of my day in a trustee meeting for the Des Plaines Charitable Trust. I love our meetings because all we do...

Calling for Contextualization, Part 7: The Contextualization Spectrum

You have heard me say that "the how of ministry is in many ways determined by the who, when, and where of culture."...

7 Ways to Prepare for More Effective Meetings

Successful projects and teams require meetings to accomplish goals and objectives of the organization. Busy leaders, however, are usually somewhat anti-meetings oriented...

What Would Jesus Do: Burn the Koran or Eat With His Muslim Neighbors?

It’s a simple question: What would Jesus do? Would he burn the Koran or eat with his Muslim neighbors? You may have heard about the person...

Why Do Leaders Refuse To Admit They Are Wrong?

Four Reasons… #1 – Pride – So many churches and ministries have been derailed because the leader KNEW he was wrong but refused to...

The Horizontal Dimension of Personal Breakthroughs

This is the third and final video John Piper made before his leave. It is about experiencing spiritual breakthroughs through the gifts...

Transformational Small Churches: Chuck Warnock

Leading Change in the Small Church "How can I get them to change?" As a small church pastor, I think I've asked myself...

The Sermon Ships Every Sunday

There’s a well-known quote in the marketing and business world from Steve Jobs about the importance of getting your ideas out the door. Real...

Changes A Growing Ministry Have Brought About In Me – Part Three

Last post on this subject… #6 - I Have Become More Appreciative And Thankful For Lucretia and Charisse (my wife and daughter.) The pastors wife...
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