Category Archives: Ministry

That’s what Families Do.

When I was a kid, I remember getting so annoyed when my mom made me come in for supper.  I’d be right in the middle of playing with some friends, and here she’d come, telling me it’s time to eat.  … Continue reading

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Are you disillusioned with your church?

Do the people at your church ever annoy you? Maybe it’s gone beyond annoyance.  Maybe you’ve been hurt by your local church. Perhaps it’s the leadership.  Maybe the pastor seems to be more interested in politics than he does the … Continue reading

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My dilemma…

“In an article published in Christian Century, Jackson Carroll reports that a survey of the reading habits of evangelical clergy reveals that no theologian is among their favorite authors, no theology is among their most recently read books, and no … Continue reading

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Small groups.

In 1905, John Vincent (a leader in the movement we call “Sunday School”) made a prediction about the future of his movement: “In the future the Sunday school will be less like a school and more like a home.  Its … Continue reading

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Hey Baby Boomers, where’d you go?

George Barna recently did what George Barna does, and conducted a study of religious change across the generations in America.  Analyzing the Busters (1965-1983), the Boomers (1946-1964) and the Elders (1927-1945).  There was of course a lot of data in … Continue reading

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Incarmissional emergenistic neo-orthodox liberganic fundagelicalism.

It’s happened to me lots of times.  I’m in a room with some passionate Christians.  Issues of faith inevitably come up, and spiritual opinions and insights are rampant.  The conversation remains agreeable for about 2 to 4 minutes.  Just enough … Continue reading

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Quenching the Spirit 101.

I want my life to exhibit God’s power working, not my own.  All too often, though, I get in His way.  I was reflecting on some ways that this happens.  Here are a few of them: 1.  My service to … Continue reading

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