A church in Colorado recently posted a job listing that created a buzz.
They were searching for a preacher who would memorize and repeat sermons preached by famous communicators, such as Steven Furtick. When you listen to certain preachers, they argued, you “feel like you were fed.” So why not try to replicate their preaching?
While their proposal is unorthodox, it’s simply the logical (if extreme) outworking of an assumption that permeates many churches today. Namely, that what a church primarily needs from their pastor is…
God Didn’t Call Someone Else to Preach to Your Church
Before 2009, the number of children in Arizona’s foster care system hovered between 6,000 and 9,000.
“That’s unacceptable, but it was consistently normal for us,” said Katie O’Dell, executive director for the Christian foster care and adoption organization Arizona 1.27. “Then, from 2009 to 2010, we started seeing it climbing by the hundreds every month.”
By 2011, there were 10,883 kids in the system. A year later, 13,461. By 2016,…
Rachel Hollis is taking the Christian world by storm—and I get it. She’s beautiful, smart, ambitious, funny, and a crazy good writer. The girl can tell a story that will have you crying one minute and shooting Diet Coke out of your nose the next.
She’s carved out a nice little corner of the internet for herself, cultivating a community more than a million strong and growing. She cooks, decorates, gives advice, and is known for her no-nonsense honesty and humor: “I love Jesus, and I cuss a little. I love Jesus, and I drink alcohol. I love Jesus, and…