Tagged: ministry

Are You Plussing?

Yesterday’s post may have left you with the impression that I’m not so happy with The Happiest Place on Earth. Au contraire; our family did indeed have a great trip. A large part of...

Make Monday Matter

It’s Monday. Again. And depending on where you live, it could be one of those Mondays. You know what I’m talking about: you are looking out the window at gray skies and wet ground, and...

For Them

Churches are notorious for building the kingdom. That seems like a good thing, until you realize that it’s not the kingdom with a capital “K” that the Bible talks about. Rather, it’s our own...

Desperate Measures

In a recent conversation with a friend, we were bemoaning growth of all sorts: volunteer ratios. Attendance numbers. Waistlines after polishing off a fourth of a pecan pie. (Oops. Wrong blog post.) We concluded...

Gaining By Losing: a Review

My pastor wrote a book. Another one. This makes four, if you’re not counting The Adventures of Tripod the Three-Legged Dog, which was a graphic novel he penned in fourth grade, according to a fact...

What Are Your Rules for Ministry?

Recently I came across an article regarding Chuck Jones “rules for Wile E. Coyote.” Though my wife and I disagree on the animated genius that is the Road Runner vs. Coyote, the reality is...

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...