Do Numbers Matter?
As a pastor, I am constantly bombarded with the idea(s) of church growth. Yes, I know, numerous blog posts and books have been written on the subject as have conferences been shaped by the idea. Again, to be transparent, I am not anti-church growth. Please hear me when you read that, I am not anti-church… Continue reading
The Need for Redemption
“I have good news, and I have bad news,” says my five-year-old daughter. Of course, those are frightening words to hear from your kids! When confronted with choosing to receive good news or the bad news first, we typically shoot for the bad news. Why? Because when we hear the good, it makes the bad… Continue reading
Living Like Amos in an Amaziah World
“Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need to be liked, like my need to be praised.” No, these are not my words. These are the words of Steve Carell’s character Michael Scott from… Continue reading