What church will be like in 50 years (part 2 of 2)

Future

These changes may sound horrifying to you, but in 50 years they will be the norm. And they will bring many advantages, particularly when it comes to engaging men. [Read more...]

What church will be like in 50 years (part 1 of 2)

Future

In the same way WalMart took over the mom-and-pop store, a handful of megachurches will absorb thousands of other congregations – including other megachurches. They’ll do it by planting satellite campuses in thousands of cities and towns in America, delivering their teaching and music via video. [Read more...]

Church growth: it’s all about the pastor

Bible

Can I be brutally honest? When it comes to church attendance, nothing matters as much as the ability of the pastor to deliver good sermons. If a pastor is a good speaker the church grows. If he’s a bad speaker the church shrinks. [Read more...]

Is father love welcome in the church?

Jesus with whip

Father love is like a vaccination: it causes momentary pain, but promotes long-term health. We hate to be on the receiving end of a needle, but we are better for it. [Read more...]

Why men aren’t stepping up

Man Gaming

Men just aren’t as important as they once were. Suddenly, society can get along quite well with just a handful of them. [Read more...]

Why we call it “a personal relationship with Jesus”

jesus_hug3

Despite its extrabiblical roots, “personal relationship with Jesus Christ” has become the number one term Evangelicals use to describe the Christian walk. Why? Because it frames the gospel in terms of a woman’s deepest desire—a personal relationship with a man who loves her unconditionally. [Read more...]

Can a man love God but hate churchgoing?

Asleep in church

More than half of the committed Christian men I talk to, when asked, will tell me they do not like going to church. [Read more...]

Why hell went out of fashion

Fallout Shelter Sign

The Christian story of eternal judgment is being replaced with a series of secular ones. These non-religious doomsday scenarios are being advanced by scientists. The media tells us daily they’re certain to happen. [Read more...]


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