The church I would plant (part two)


If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part one)


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...]

Has this book changed your church/ministry?


Have you read “Why Men Hate Going to Church”? Has it borne fruit in your church and ministry? If so, tell me about it. [Read more...]

Why churches are stage-driven

Stage Driven

Most churches program a series of low-risk, stage-driven activities such as worship services, classes and seminars. These allow people to learn about their faith without actually practicing it. [Read more...]

Preaching to fill time


Many a time I’ve heard a pastor make a powerful, life-changing point. I’ve thought to myself, “That’s it! He’s done. I’m ready to respond.” Yet he continues to speak. A sacred moment is lost. [Read more...]

Archery-based church targets men


What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church? [Read more...]

Stop telling me to fall in love with Jesus


When I think of my faith, I do not see it as a love affair. I don’t envision myself sitting across a table in a candlelit restaurant, staring into Jesus’ eyes, casually flirting with him. I don’t picture myself walking hand-in-hand on a beach, opening a love note from Jesus, or climbing into bed next to him. [Read more...]