Wednesday March 6, 2013
The young man was puzzled. He heard me and other panel members cite the inherent limitations of regular lectures and sermons. After we encouraged the audience to insert some experiential elements into their teaching, he raised his hand.
Wednesday February 27, 2013
I just returned from the world’s largest worship gathering. And I picked up some ideas for those who wish to grow their congregations to epic proportions. I witnessed an estimated 50 million faithful gather in one place to seek the Almighty’s favor, wash away their sins, and spend time with their admired religious leaders.
Tuesday February 12, 2013
They left church behind. Now they outnumber those who’ve stayed. Why have they turned their backs on a community of believers? What is it about today’s church that keeps them away?
Wednesday January 30, 2013
The only thing that really matters is butts in seats. For the American church, that is the bottom line. So to speak. Large churches keep score by attendance figures. Small and medium churches fret over declining numbers in the pews.
Wednesday January 16, 2013
It’s that time of year. Time to take an honest look at your health and body. Time to resolve to make some changes. It may be time to go on a diet. And for people in ministry, it may be time to go on a ministry diet. Time to cut back on some things.