The MegaChurch is Like An Athlete On Steroids

If the church is the body of Christ, then the megachurch is like an athlete on steroids. Every major city has a bevy of churches drawing between 5k-25k people. To get a body to grow that big leaders have to use some sort of performance enhancer. These things—typically models, strategies, and techniques gleaned not from the gospel or [Read More…]

Shrink by Tim Suttle (book trailer)

I believe in the church maybe more than I believe in any other thing in this world. The church is the surest sign I know of that God loves everything he’s created; that God is not done with the world. The church is the singular reality bearing faithful witness to the truth that God has [Read More…]

A Missional Reading of the High Priestly Prayer: Easter 7A – John 17:1-11

I preached this sermon in 2013. If you are a pastor feel free to copy and steal everything. Easter 7A – John 17:1-11 A Missional Reading of the High Priestly Prayer Read text first. Just Southeast of Rome about 100 miles there is a little town called Roseto Valfortore. It’s a pretty unremarkable town – [Read More…]

Corrie & Betsie ten Boom: How Suffering Helps Us Make the Missional Shift

At my church we’re doing a series on four great saints of the church. They don’t have to be actual canonized saints, just someone whose life can teach us something important. Week one was the life of Corrie ten Boom. Her memoir The Hiding Place, and the movie based upon it, have been around for [Read More…]


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