It’s amazing the degree to which outreach strategies rest on a single, and deeply flawed, premise: That people want what you have to offer.
- May 07, 2012 |
The headline is simple, but profound: “Mainline Protestants and Catholics who dominated the 20th century are literally losing ground to the rapid rise of Mormons and, increasingly, Muslims.” (RCMS Study)
- May 03, 2012 |
If Jesus has done enough to accomplish salvation for us, are we satisfied with him?
- May 03, 2012 |
It occurred to me while dining out with my wife that churches could benefit from studying what these eating establishments are doing, and what they're not doing.
- May 02, 2012 |
Should churches educate their singles on how to use contraception?
- May 01, 2012 |
Designing and marketing a newspaper to people who demonstrate no interest in reading the existing newspaper presents a challenge.
- April 30, 2012 |
Some basic concepts next generation leaders might want to consider
- April 27, 2012 |
The preacher isn’t called to give his opinion on anything. He is called to say what God says.
God is still in the business of meeting the lost on their road to Damascus. And He's not in Heaven wringing His hands about the next generation.
There is enormous energy spent by many Christians on protecting the unborn. But what about protecting the long-born?
God’s good law reveals our desperation; God’s good gospel reveals our deliverer. We are in constant need of both.
Kingdom people sing now of Christ’s salvation in anticipation of the day we will see Him face to face.
Why is this simple lesson, being learned by necessity over and over by other groups, agencies and enterprises, so resisted by the church?
- April 23, 2012 |
This morning we start a major ministry trip to New England.
- April 20, 2012 |
Our previous blog told of ten mistakes Margaret and I made over a half-century of marital "bliss." Here's what we got right.
Margaret and I made enough mistakes the first time through for several marriages. What interests people and benefits other marriages is learning from our mistakes. Here are our top 10.
The CDC found that 1 out of every 4 women surveyed say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends.
If you are looking for creative, fun-filled, and family-focused approaches to children’s discipleship curriculum, there are plenty of options available. But we’ve heard from a number of children’s pastors who are dissatisfied with what they’ve seen. Is the primary message we are giving our children simply that they need to “be good?”
- April 18, 2012 |