Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Practical Ways to Prep for Easter

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Like death, taxes, and Donald Trump, Easter is a reality. The good news is it’s a better reality than those other …

Published: 3 years ago

Good Friday? Great Friday.

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! See Christ on the cross?  That’s a gossiper hanging there.  See Jesus?  Embezzler.  Liar.  Bigot.  See the crucified carpenter?  He’s a wife …

Published: 3 years ago

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Easter

It’s here again. Easter happens this Sunday, and maybe – just maybe – you let it sneak up on you. Whatever the reason – March Madness, early spring break, Downton withdrawals – you are simply not ready for it. But I have your back. Here are …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Why We Need Passion Week

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Christians are funny creatures. We embrace tradition and eschew tradition. We point to the old ways and blaze trails to new ways. …

Published: 3 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 bold print to read the entire article.)   Six Ways We Ignore Unchurched Guests on …

Published: 3 years ago

Practical Ways to Prep for Easter

Like death, taxes, and Donald Trump, Easter is a reality. The good news is it’s a better reality than those other three examples (let’s face it: combovers and the cornerstone of Christianity don’t mix). Hopefully you’re preparing your church for the celebration: services are being planned, worship …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: A Plea to Pastors on Easter Weekend

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Pastors: they’re coming. Easter weekend is one of the two largest church attendance weekends in any calendar year. People attend church …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

You know the drill, campers: Thursday is lazy day. I cut and paste, you humor me and pretend I did some work.   Easter Was Not Enough… Expectation Shapes Experience 51 Other Sundays. (via @thebryanrose, HT @robertvadams) Don’t pull a bait & switch: you dressed …

Published: 5 years ago

Mission Trumps Need…Every Time

We’re coming off of another incredible Easter weekend at the Summit. 18 services at seven locations, plus two worship events on Good Friday. 169 people who symbolized their faith in Jesus through the act of baptism. Nearly 10,500 people in attendance. Hundreds upon hundreds …

Published: 5 years ago

A Plea to Pastors on Easter Weekend

Pastors: they’re coming. Easter weekend is one of the two largest church attendance weekends in any calendar year. People attend church with Grandma. Irreligious people come because it’s still the socially acceptable thing to do in some parts of the country. Folks who are …

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