It's easy to take shots at large churches.But I am convinced that any church of any size can be learned from, and that includes large churches.
Sometimes it is the redefinition of a word or phrase that is at the heart of our most important cultural transformations – and challenges.
I do not know what tends to occupy your life. If you are like most people, including myself, it trends toward the trivial and mundane.
Every church longs to grow. That’s the way it should be. "The Great Commission" was not "The Small Suggestion." So what is keeping many of these churches from reaching their full potential?
Malcolm Gladwell created a bit of a stir recently. Gladwell claims that in 50 years, no one will remember Steve Jobs, but statues to Bill Gates will fill the Third World.
In my book "What They Didn't Teach You In Seminary," I wrote about something you may have never heard before: Ministry is spiritually hazardous to your soul.
We’ve all read the headlines about the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such resignation in over 600 years.
Here’s the deal: We all have a song to sing that is ours alone. The key is to do it through who, and how, God made us.
A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it mandatory for at least 70 percent of books studied to be non-fiction. Why? To ready students for the workplace.
There has been a seismic shift in outreach that few church leaders are understanding, much less pursuing.
In one of the more intriguing sociological studies of late, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia has determined after a three-year study that families fall into four distinct groups.
Almost everybody who follows Christ, and almost every gathering of those Christ-followers constituting a church, says the same thing: "We want to reach the world for Christ." Yet most don’t. So where’s the breakdown?
The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?
It’s a common phrase in Christian circles. We talk of "discipling" someone, "being" discipled, or going where there is a strong emphasis on discipleship. What’s wrong with this picture?
King's argument was based on the worth of a human being bestowed by God regardless of what other humans might have to say. Would such a worldview get a hearing today?
If you have ever been to London, you are familiar with the "tube," London’s expansive underground transport system. Once there, a constant refrain -- over loudspeakers and on signs -- is "Mind the Gap." There are, of course, many "gaps" to be mindful of.
As people are exposed to more dishonesty around them, and if it seems "everyone" is doing it, then cheating becomes even more pervasive and socially acceptable.
When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just "okay."
The idea of culture "keepers" is significant. There are aspects of culture – a nation’s culture, a church’s culture, a family’s culture – that must be "kept."
I wonder if we know when to make a change. Yes, we know what we want to change, and when we have windows of opportunity, but that is different than knowing when it is time to change no matter what the cost.