Category Archives: Church Issues
Now that I’ve assessed the state of my church and how it got here, how do I move forward with my congregation?
If a pastor walks into a church and seeks to understand “what time it is” organizationally, what kind of diagnosis should he expect?
A whopping 83% of churchgoers say, “Nope. I won’t skip worship to watch football.”
Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.
Knowing “what time it is” personally is essential for making wise decisions.
In the New Testament, one’s view of history (both its origin, trajectory, and end) informs and motivates Christian ethics.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes “an obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition”.
A proper understanding of where we are in the grand sweep of history, according to Scripture, impacts our ethical decisions.
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.
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.