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Thom Schultz is an eclectic author and the founder of Group Publishing and Lifetree Café. His blog, Holy Soup offers innovative approaches to ministry, and challenges the status quo of today's church.


The Radical Hospitality That Jesus Risked

They tell me I’ve missed the point of the gospel, I’ve mistaken Jesus’ message. Their chastening has come when I’ve shared our findings of why the majority of Americans avoid church.
Posted at 09:22

Fear Not: Double Your Teaching Results

Here’s a guaranteed way to dramatically power-up your teaching and preaching. It works. But many teachers and preachers will reject it–before ever trying it.
Posted at 09:39

Don’t Serve Outside Our Church

It’s becoming clear to the churched and unchurched alike. Serving others is valid and righteous only if it is done inside the confines of the congregation.
Posted at 10:32

Great Speaker. Lousy Leader.

Pastor Bob really knows how to captivate an audience with his sermons. People say he’s a “great communicator.” And many people assume that Pastor Bob’s eloquence also means he’s a great leader of his people.
Posted at 10:27

Making God Real to a Skeptical Public

It’s true. Most people avoid church. They’re not interested. But, that doesn’t mean they’re disinterested in God. Here’s the problem. The population perceives that the church has taken its eye off its primary focus. Jesus has been sidelined by other, shinier things.
Posted at 12:42


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