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April 02, 2018
3 Reasons Why Your Easter Guests MIGHT Come Back Again This Sunday
Everyone would love for those Easter crowds to come back to church next week. Here...
March 22, 2018
If You’re Not “Being Fed” at Your Church, Maybe You’re Approaching Church Wrong
Complaining about the quality of a pastor's sermons actually shows a biblical ignorance on how...
March 19, 2018
Are Churches Today Following the Wrong Testament?
The natural assumption is that all churches today are New Testament churches, but are we...
March 07, 2018
10 Toxic Traditions That Are Killing the Church
Traditions are traditions are because they are valued and cherished by many, making them difficult...
March 05, 2018
3 Reasons Why People’s Hearts Become Hard to the Gospel
In the ancient Parable of the Sower, Jesus gives three reasons why even today the...
March 01, 2018
5 Practical Ways to Preach More Effective Sermons For the Non-Believers in Your Audience
A crazy thing happens when you preach like non-Christians are in your audience each week:...
February 13, 2018
“I’m Not a Christian But I Like Listening to You Preach”
Why would a self-professing non-Christian drive three hours to church and pay me that compliment?...
January 22, 2018
A Year of Trump’s Presidency Has Made Us More of Who We Are (and that’s not a good thing)
Society has devolved to speaking past each other, entrenching ourselves deeper into our camp while...
January 17, 2018
4 Things Your Worship Service Needs to Better Help People Know God
Not all worship services are created equal. If you want your worship service to help...
January 08, 2018
5 Lessons I Learned From Visiting the Mega Church Down the Road
Recently I got to visit a mega church I had heard a lot about over...
January 03, 2018
An Unspiritual* Reason Why Your Church Might Not Grow This Year
If your church doesn't grow this year, it may have nothing to do with theology,...
December 06, 2017
Pharaoh’s Dream and My Prophecy About American Christianity Seven Years From Now
What does an ancient dream interpretation from the book of Genesis have to do with...
November 27, 2017
5 Power Boosters That Can Make Your Next Invitation to Church More Effective
Unchurched and dechurched people are more willing to come to church during the Christmas season...
October 23, 2017
4 Myths About the Non-Believers Coming to Your Church
Non-believers are coming to your church every week. Do you see them? Don't buy into...
October 02, 2017
Don’t Stereotype the Senior Adults In Your Church (Two Surprising Things I Heard)
When you start having conversations with the senior adults about what they value and love...
September 26, 2017
Hi, I’m Josh, and I’m Confused About the Holy Spirit
An honest mid-life assessment of what it's like to be a recovering Baptist, especially when...
September 14, 2017
A Dangerously Biblical Way to Look at Those on the Other Side
If you are ready for something different besides self-justified judgment and condemnation, try this biblical...
September 05, 2017
Fatal Flaws in the Nashville Statement on Sexuality and Gender
The Nashville Statement on sexuality and gender has drawn a line in the sand for...
August 28, 2017
A Fundamentally Different Way to Look at Guests in Your Church
If you automatically think guests would come back every week if you could only get...
August 22, 2017
The 10 Commandments for Today’s First Pharisee Church
You have to work hard to be the kind of judgmental, hypocritical church that gives...
August 18, 2017
The Epidemic Destroying Marriages in Your Church and How You Can Fight Back
Whether you realize it or not, the porn epidemic is destroying marriages throughout your church....
August 14, 2017
The Surprisingly Simple Thing Guests Look For in Your Church and How You Can Create It
I talked to two first-time guests at church on Sunday and they both told me...
August 07, 2017
Lost People Aren’t Concerned With Helping Your Church Grow
When we truly realize that the lost have no desire to help our church grow,...
August 03, 2017
If This is Your Excuse Why Your Church Isn’t Growing, Please Stop Using It
If you've ever used the phrase, "God never called us to be successful, he called...
June 26, 2017
Three Problems in the Church That Should Never Ever Be Solved
There's a difference between problems to solve and tensions to manage. If you try and...
June 22, 2017
10 Toxic Traditions That Are Killing the Church
There are traditions near and dear to the heart of every church that can become...
June 15, 2017
The Spirit-Less Death Spiral for Churches
When the Holy Spirit is removed from a church, there's a predictable and destructive death...
June 13, 2017
How to Build a Championship Dynasty Like the Warriors in Today’s Church
The Warriors weren't handed a dynasty, they built one. How they built it is how...
May 31, 2017
7 Ways the Church Can Stay Relevant in a World Where It’s Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant
When a sheep pen has one sheep left and ninety-nine missing, you don't get points...
May 30, 2017
If You’ve Ever Walked Away From Church, I Want to Hear Your Story
If you've ever walked away from church, I want to hear your story. For every...
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