Here are five trends and their implications that I've observed as the ones to watch.
- February 03, 2011 |
Not surprisingly, the top two categories of resolutions had to do with issues related to weight/health and debt/finances.
- January 06, 2011 |
The standard answers for churches lacking revival include sin, complacency, prayerlessness... but those answers are missing the point.
- October 14, 2010 |
How does a new pastor learn about a congregation? It starts with discovering the stories already in the church.
- October 07, 2010 |
There is a trend of declining evening attendance in evangelical denominations that long have cherished a heritage of worshiping twice on Sunday. Some evening services are more intimate; others have been cancelled or replaced by an alternative.
- September 30, 2010 |
Driven by population shifts, immigration, and human reproduction, massive new cities are springing up all over the globe. Will the church rise to this challenge?
- September 16, 2010 |
Where some Christians fret over the loss of Christian consensus in America and the growing ranks of the religiously unaffiliated, we see great opportunity. The demise of nominal Christianity opens new possibilities for genuine discipleship.
- September 09, 2010 |
Is it a surprise that our church team sputters at times? Maybe we should function more like a football team...
- August 19, 2010 |
There is no excuse for much of the recent behavior demonstrated by the director of The Passion of the Christ. Mel Gibson's choices have undoubtedly led to the sad state of his life, and we can learn from that. I'm also certain the enemy has been there every step, egging Gibson on...
- August 12, 2010 |
Eve Tushnet is still a lesbian--something she doesn't expect will change. Nonetheless, she's taken an amazingly countercultural approach to same-sex love.
- August 05, 2010 |