Category Archives: Christianity

When Your Church is In Trouble: Tell the Truth, Face the Future

Now that I’ve assessed the state of my church and how it got here, how do I move forward with my congregation?

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“Dad, Look!” When Your Kids Invite You Into Their World

When a kid says, “Look at what I made!” they are inviting us into the world of their imagination.

Also posted in Christian Living, Personal | | 8 Comments

Assessing the State of Your Church and How It Got There

If a pastor walks into a church and seeks to understand “what time it is” organizationally, what kind of diagnosis should he expect?

Also posted in Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 1 Comment

Would You Skip Church for Football?

A whopping 83% of churchgoers say, “Nope. I won’t skip worship to watch football.”

Also posted in Church Issues, Uncategorized | | 14 Comments

Empty Cathedrals and the Myth of Religious Decline

“What will it be like when Christianity joins the list of dead religions, and is taught in universities as part of the folklore syllabus?”

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Your Mind is a Spin Machine

Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Life & Culture, Politics | | 6 Comments

3 Ways to Figure Out What To Do, In Light of Who You Are

Knowing “what time it is” personally is essential for making wise decisions.

Also posted in Church Issues, Missions / Evangelism | | 1 Comment

3 New Testament Examples of Knowing “What Time It Is”

In the New Testament, one’s view of history (both its origin, trajectory, and end) informs and motivates Christian ethics.

Also posted in Church Issues | | 3 Comments

Repentance Entails a Life of Mission

The purposeful obedience on display in our lives of ongoing repentance is a missional obedience. As we walk worthy of repentance, we call others to follow Jesus.

Also posted in Christian Living, Devotional Thoughts | | 2 Comments

Our Moral Compass Is Turned Toward Self-Righteousness

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes “an obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition”.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Life & Culture, Politics | | 3 Comments