Wednesday October 17, 2012
The planned discussion on same-sex marriage really riled him up. He feared the forum might attract “seekers” and lead them astray. He contacted his pastor and asked, “Why are we exposing unbelievers with no biblical backing to the worst of false doctrine?”
Wednesday October 3, 2012
The pastor’s email was stunning. “I have recently been sick and in the hospital. During the stay, I was notified via text that my services were no longer needed.” While the pastor lay suffering in the hospital the church leadership council chose to pull the plug. And deliver the unexpected news via text message.
Wednesday September 26, 2012
We’re producing a generation of spiritual dwarfs. Many in the church are going through the motions, but their faith lacks vibrancy, exuberance, life and contagion. They may be saying the right stuff. Doing the right stuff. But missing the main thing....
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Bear with me as I fantasize. About Sunday morning. At church. The worship leader begins the service with: “Everybody please be seated. I don’t know why I’ve asked you to stand every time we sing. But whatever the reason, I realized it’s become just another cliche´. So please be seated.”...
Wednesday September 5, 2012
It seems to have become a badge of honor. “We don’t use any outside resources.” Some people in ministry have decided to go it alone. They now spend a sizable chunk of their time creating their own curriculum, Bible studies, teacher guides, devotionals, messages, music, video and artwork.