Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Roundup: "5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Copy a Mega-Church" and More

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Copy a Mega-Church

,br/> ...there’s a world of difference between adopting best practices and blindly copying. Here’s the difference. Read More

Don’t Confuse Spirituality with Righteousness

Spirituality can be a cheap substitute for righteousness. Read More

Why We Keep Playing the Lottery

Blind to the mathematical odds, we fall to the marketing gods. Read More

6 Ways to Build More Volunteers

Today, I want to share with you some principles we employ when it comes to leading volunteers. These have enabled us to connect over 100 new volunteers just in just a few months. I hope these 6 actions help you connect more volunteers to your team, train them better than ever and see them become leaders in your church. Read More

Three Warning Signs You Are Wasting Time

Because stewardship of time is so important, here are three warning signs you are not stewarding time wisely. Read More

Five Favorite and Five Least Favorite Instruments Used in Worship Services

onathan Howe told me I was opening a can of worms by conducting this Twitter poll. He was right. Read More

How to Read Calvin's Institutes and Why You Should Seriously Consider It

If you have 15 minutes a day and a bit of self-discipline, you can get through the whole of the Institutes faster than you think. Read More

Consolation on the Loss of Communion

Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, the meeting starting in Canterbury tomorrow is not a meeting of the Anglican Communion. It is not even a meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion, because it includes the Most Rev. Foley Beach, primate of the Anglican Church in North America -- and ACNA is not a constituent member of the Anglican Communion. But it will be a milestone in the demise of that Communion. Read More

Prohibiting Offensive Sermons

A recent decision in Northern Ireland, where an evangelical preacher was acquitted after being criminally charged in relation to a sermon attacking Islam, raises a number of important issues about free speech in a religious setting. Read More

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