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...]

Why I’m not too excited about church planting

Church sign

Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service? [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...]

The altar girl controversy


Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco recently pulled the plug on its 20-year-long experiment with altar girls. The media saw this as a simple case of discrimination. But there’s more to the story… [Read more...]

Will individualism kill corporate worship?

Mr. First-on-his-feet

If we come together to do our own thing, why even come together? [Read more...]