The Problem With the Church is That We’ve Made Church for Church People

Who is the church for? The answer to that question will help determine the future of the American church. [Read more…]

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A Reminder to All Preachers From the Unlikeliest Chapter in Romans

A needed reminder for preachers from the unlikeliest chapter in Romans. [Read more…]

Stop Going to Church

Are you going to church or being the church? [Read more…]

9 Types of Quirky People in Your Church

Let’s be honest: sometimes church people are weird. Here are 9 types of quirky people that might be in your church. [Read more…]

Repost: 10 Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People

Yesterday this blog post just passed 250,000 page views, making it the most viewed blog post on my site by far (by roughly around 243,000 page views!) In honor of that milestone (and because I wanted a day off), here’s the post once again. Originally posted March 23, 2015.  You would think the Great Commission [Read More…]

The #1 Thing That Drives People Away From Church

If you listened to seminaries, you might think the answer was the biblical faithfulness of the preaching. If you listened to the ones who complain the most in the church, you might think the answer was the style of music or the overall decadence of society. Several weeks ago I asked a question on Facebook: If [Read More…]

10 (More) Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People

A week ago I wrote a blog post titled 10 Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People. I had absolutely no idea what kind of deep reservoir I had tapped into when I wrote those thoughts. The blog quickly went viral with over 175,000 views in the first week. More than that, many of [Read More…]

7 Things The Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People

On Monday I wrote a (surprisingly viral) blog post about 10 Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People. I had no idea the chord I would strike with this post as it’s been shared over 6,000 times on Facebook and viewed over 37,000 times in the first four days. That post was a written [Read More…]

The Way Forward Past the 10 Things

I honestly didn’t know Monday’s post would strike such a chord with people (1000 Facebook shares and 6000 page views in two days). It was a written form of something I preached last Sunday. Apparently it resonated. According to my wife, it gave voice to something people have been feeling for years. So now that I’ve [Read More…]

10 Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People

You would think the Great Commission is clear enough: Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. Unfortunately, too many churches put other things ahead of reaching people. Here are 10 of the biggest: Location – Some people are tied to an address. Church is an address, a location. I’ve seen churches [Read More…]


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