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Thom Schultz is an eclectic author and the founder of Group Publishing and Lifetree Café. His blog, Holy Soup offers innovative approaches to ministry, and challenges the status quo of today's church.


“It’s about Sunday, stupid.”

A friend visited the large, famous church on a typical Sunday. The worship band performed with precision. The lighting and fog effects were state of the art. The pastor presented a polished sermon amidst specially built staging.
Posted at 09:06

Why People Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore

Last weekend most people in America avoided church. And, a sizable portion of those who did make it to church wished they were somewhere else. But why?
Posted at 08:34

Church Abusing Kids With Root Beer

She’s one mad mom. “With soda, you’ve crossed a line. That was my son’s first drop of soda. And it was given to him AT CHURCH, of all places!” The furor hit social media, blogs and a television talk show ...
Posted at 08:23

When Youth Ministry Stopped Innovating

Youth ministry has been known to pioneer new and effective forms of ministry that also influence the rest of the church. But that trend, in some churches, has largely reversed. Some youth ministries ...
Posted at 08:18

7 Telltale Signs of a Healthy Staff

I can usually spot a dysfunctional church staff from a mile off. Certain little indicators tell the story. Conversely, other telltale signs generally telegraph a healthy staff, one that operates smoothly, accomplishes ...
Posted at 08:12


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