Wednesday September 11, 2013
If most people currently avoid church (they do), how might the church change to be more welcoming to these exiles? This was a critical question as my wife Joani and I set out to research the culture before we wrote our new book, Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore.
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Most people don’t want to go to church. But why? And what might interest them in joining a community of faith? Those questions have sent us across the country looking for answers. After years of research and countless interviews, my wife Joani and I have finally collected our findings.
Tuesday August 27, 2013
As the American church struggles to maintain its place in contemporary society, some observers point with optimism to the rise of the multi-site church. “It’s one very encouraging bright spot,” they say. “This is what will save the church in America.”
Wednesday August 21, 2013
For many teachers and preachers, there’s a line they won’t cross when delivering their messages. This line creates a barrier that looms higher than any desire to move the audience. Most preachers and teachers will say that their ultimate goal is to help their people grow spiritually.
Wednesday July 31, 2013
Today’s Christian teenagers embody a number of encouraging values. But those same values tend to chafe today’s church.