Published: 6 months ago

Q&A: Should My Church Charge For Coffee?

Q:   Our church has always served coffee on Sunday mornings. Due to budget cuts we’ve ended that practice. Our church has responded very well, and there weren’t any riots. Some have proposed that we start charging for coffee. Once costs are covered, profits would …

Published: 6 months ago

Flashback Friday: “I’ll Bet You’re A Gentleman!”

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! A few weeks ago I was walking into a gas station because I heard the pitiful screams of a candy bar asking …

Published: 8 months ago

Hasta La Vista, Crybaby.

Babies are adorable (except when they’re not). And even crying babies can be cute (though, I’ve found it helps if it’s not your baby doing the crying). But what happens when a cute crying baby starts being…uh…cute…in the worship service, and can’t pull it together? More succinctly put …

Published: 9 months ago

Killing the Culture of Entitlement

I’m currently out of the country, spending some time with our overseas personnel. I’m in an area where the gospel is not widely known, and the believers who reside here are in constant threat of persecution, imprisonment, even death. The past few days have …

Published: 9 months ago

Serving…Or Simply Surviving?

What kind of mindset are you building into the volunteer culture of your church? Is your church a place where volunteers are healthy, excited, and reproducing? Or do you find that every weekend is an adventure in just getting by, hoping that Sunday runs out before …

Published: 11 months 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.)   To attract young people to your …

Published: 1 year ago

Represent

I’m taking a little down time this week, including a brief blogging break. Meanwhile, I’m reaching back into the archives for posts that even I forgot I’d written. (Feel free to insert your own “forgettable” burn here.) This post originally appeared in September 2013. …

Published: 1 year ago

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Last week I overheard a brief exchange between a fast-food employee and a customer. I missed the context, so there could be some rampant misinterpretation here (but in fairness, if you look up “blogger” in the dictionary, “rampant interpretation” is included in the definition). …

Published: 1 year 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 bold print to read the entire article.)   Sacred Cow Tipping. (via @ryanstigile) Moo. If you …

Published: 1 year 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 bold print to read the entire article.)   Trigger Warnings and Academic Consumerism. (via @firstthingsmag) Very …

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