The church I would plant (part one)

Planting

So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail? [Read more...]

Why Jesus was mad all the time

Clearing the temple

Is Jesus giving us a green light to blast our opponents? To call people names? To nurse ancient grudges?
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How to get religion out of politics

Bricks

There are only three ways to truly insulate the government from religious influence, short of making religion illegal. [Read more...]

The Bible’s solution to the wedding dilemma

Wedding Photographer

I’d like to suggest an elegant solution for Christian small business owners who may have mixed feelings about working with certain clients – for whatever reason. [Read more...]

Before he was nailed he was screwed

Christ's suffering

Even before the nails pierced Jesus’ hands and feet, Christ faced a cascade of betrayals. Pardon my blunt language: before he was nailed he was screwed. [Read more...]

Decorate your church with men in mind

Stag

The typical church is decorated grandma-style: Quilted banners and silk flower arrangements adorn church lobbies. More quilts, banners, and ribbons cover the sanctuary walls, complemented with fresh flowers on the altar, a lace doily on the Communion table, and boxes of Kleenex under every pew. Hallways are covered with handmade signs, photo collages, or school-type bulletin boards that suggest a kindergarten classroom. [Read more...]

Is self-esteem wrecking church attendance?

Self Esteem Man

A generation bathed in self-esteem is having a hard time integrating into institutional Christianity. [Read more...]


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