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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.

 

How to Silence Your People

“Pastors, preach the word boldly and shut the mouths of your listeners!” That was an actual comment from a pastor in response to one of my blog posts. My article encouraged pastors to enhance their preaching with effective communication techniques–such as those that Jesus used.
Posted at 09:54

The Idols of Sunday Morning

They cheered when the band walked on stage. Without prompting, the fans sprang to their feet. I watched from the back of this large, high-profile church as the Sunday morning service unfolded. The professional musicians performed with precision. Their sound was flawless.
Posted at 10:26

You’re Not Called to Preach

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.
Posted at 09:10

Making the World’s Largest Congregation

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.
Posted at 10:08

The De-Churched: Why They Left

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?
Posted at 11:06

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