Published: 3 weeks ago

Choose Your Own Labor Day Adventure!

[This post originally appeared Labor Day 2011.]   I’ll be honest: I’m not sure I understand Labor Day. Memorial Day? I get that. Veterans Day? Yep. Independence Day, Presidents Day, even Arbor Day…those all make sense to me. But I’ve always been befuddled by …

Published: 3 months ago

Summertime is Sabbatical Time

On July 8, 2008, the Connective Tissue blog saw the glowing blue light of day for the very first time. Almost ten years and 2,000 posts later, I’ve decided to take my first official writing sabbatical. For the last few years I’ve watched writers …

Published: 6 months ago

Product Recall: First-Time Guest Easter Baskets

Every April 2 I think to myself, “There’s no reason to post a retraction to yesterday’s post.” And then every April 1 I receive a text or email or tweet or comment from a friend who thinks I’ve become a raging heretic and/or lunatic, …

Published: 9 months ago

2017 Year In Review: Posts

It’s been quite a year, campers. For the first time since I started occupying this little corner of the internet in 2008, I’ve managed to put up a post every single weekday this year. Every. Single. Weekday. If you’re reading this, chances are you have …

Published: 1 year ago

The Puppet Ministry Is Dead. Long Live The Puppet Ministry.

Just in case you’re one of the few who fell for Saturday’s post hook, line, and sinker (and a few of you have confessed as much), I’d like to issue my annual reminder that you shouldn’t believe anything you read on the interwebs on April …

Published: 2 years 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.)   The Importance of a Welcoming Church …

Published: 2 years 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.)   4 Digital Connection Tips for Easter …

Published: 2 years 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.)   The 5 Best Ways for Your …

Published: 2 years 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.)   Preachers, Keep a Close Watch on …

Published: 2 years ago

State of the Blog: 2017 Survey Results

If you will, dear readers, allow me to indulge you in a little inside talk. You are the group who makes this site what it is. You’re the faithful community who reads, comments, gives feedback, and engages in robust email conversations around the content. …

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