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Centered and Sent

It’s safe to say that we are rapidly approaching – if we haven’t already arrived in – a post-Christian culture. The societal Christianity that many of us grew up with is gone. The Judeo-Christian values that used to be a commonly-held standard have eroded. And …

Published: 3 days ago

Flashback Friday: Jen Hatmaker Ruined My Marriage

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Gather ’round children: I’m about to spin a tale that exposes the seedy underbelly of hip 70’s kids evangelicalism. For the last …

Published: 4 days ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Why Micromanaging is Ungodly (via @barnabaspiper) Every …

Published: 6 days ago

Announcing a New One-Day Workshop: Volunteer Culture

Someone once said that every organization is a volunteer organization. It’s true. If you’re a business owner, your employees have a choice on whether or not they work for you. If you run the place like a tyrant, it won’t be long before they find another …

Published: 1 week ago

Back to the Battle Plan

If you’re in ministry, you likely went into last weekend with a strategy of some sort. Whether you were unveiling a new initiative, assembling a new volunteer team, or preparing for an influx of new guests, you prayed, planned, and processed through every scenario, …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: The Dregs of Craigs

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   We’re entering into another week of shopping for a new car for our oldest son, and by “new” I mean “What can we …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Eight Reasons Good People Volunteer (via @markbeeson) The …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Let’s Talk About the Weather

At the time of this writing, we’re in the middle of a hot spell. We’re talkin’ triple digit heat indexes, A/C units that run for days without stopping, and power bills that cost more than a car payment. Hot is just what we do …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Nobody Cares About Your Church

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Recently I was in a meeting of church leaders from around our state.  We were hammering out details for an initiative designed …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.) 5 Responses to Critiques (via @briandodridge) Personal aside …

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