Category Archives: Church Issues

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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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?

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Would You Skip Church for Football?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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

A proper understanding of where we are in the grand sweep of history, according to Scripture, impacts our ethical decisions.

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4 Ways a Christian Leader Should Know “What Time It Is”

Christian leadership is never timeless. Instead, it is a timely application of God-given wisdom regarding specific decisions that must be made in particular moments in time.

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What Happens When You Judge the Church “Now” By the Kingdom’s “Not Yet”

We shouldn’t be surprised that the local churches we belong to are communities where we see vibrant manifestations of God’s power and perplexing messiness at the same time.

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