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Why Some Christians and Churches Never Get Well

January 19th, 2021 · 7 Comments · Church, Church of Christ, Church renewal

Our culture is obsessed with pathology. The moment you feel a symptom you rush to WebMD to find out that you think you have some rare South American fungus that is stopping up your intestines. Anyone who studies abnormal psychology walks away thinking they have a dozen psychological disorders. No one goes to the doctor […]

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Tips for Recording Sermons for Livestream, Facebook, and YouTube

March 20th, 2020 · 3 Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Preaching

With so many preachers now preaching to empty rooms while we are all maintaining distance during the COVID-19 pandemic I would like to share a few ideas to help you get up and running to record and stream your services to continue to get a weekly message from the Bible to your congregation. Video – […]

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How Healthy Are Ministers? I Ran the Numbers.

January 9th, 2020 · No Comments · Church, Church of Christ, Ministry, Uncategorized

As a minister it is important to me to understand the potential ramifications of how ministry affects my health and the health of my family. I ran the numbers on this in 2017 and want to share a few significant findings with you here. I assessed health in multiple areas and then ran correlations and […]

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Why Are We In Decline? What Appears to Be a Math Problem is Actually a Spiritual Problem

January 7th, 2020 · 13 Comments · Church, Church of Christ, Discipleship, Evangelism, Uncategorized

Imagine the AAA Widget Company. AAA Widget was started 80 years ago by an energetic team of entrepreneurs. They had a vision and they executed the vision for 50 years with excellence. The problem today is that they haven’t added a new customer in the last 30 years. The only way to add customers is […]

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Hard and Hopeful Words About Our Future in Churches of Christ

November 26th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Church, Church of Christ

Decline. It’s the word of the day. Most of our congregations are in decline. The projections are that the decline will get faster over time. But that isn’t a foregone conclusion. God can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. With God, all things are possible. It seems to me that it does help if […]

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Announcing My New Podcast!

November 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Podcast

Hey everyone! Big news on the blog today. A few weeks ago I launched a new podcast that I thought you might really enjoy. Similar to this site we will be doing a lot of informing, equipping and discussing things about church, faith, ministry, discipleship, and so much more. I would be honored if you […]

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What We Look For When We Read the Bible Influences What We Find

November 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment · Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ

I was once in a discussion about women passing communion on Sunday morning. One brother’s “gotcha” verse (that only men can serve the Supper/pass trays) was Acts 6:1-4, “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in […]

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Anxiety is Far Too Common in Ministry. Here is Why and What Can be Done About it

September 18th, 2019 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Ministry

Over half of ministers report suffering from significant anxiety as a result of their ministry. Churches are anxious places. They are anxious places because we are supposed to get everything right and to do something not how it is always done or said creates uncomfortable questions and anxiety that is then, often, transferred to leadership […]

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Preserving Our Good DNA in Churches of Christ & Six Adjustments For Revival

September 16th, 2019 · 6 Comments · Christianity, Church of Christ

Are we prime for revival or are we hopelessly stuck in the past? I don’t think God is done with us yet. Even though we are seeing decline pretty much across the board, I am hopeful that God is still going to use Churches of Christ in some meaningful and powerful ways. Not all DNA […]

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Churches of Christ Need an Aerosmith/Run DMC “Walk This Way” Moment

September 5th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Discipleship, Videos

The iconic “Walk This Way” music video is a parable for a conversation that must go mainstream and I am determined to make that happen. We have to start chipping away at the wall and poking our heads through to hear what is being said on the other side. On one side – mainstream, programmatic […]

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