Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday Roundup: "9 Things That Worked in the Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Today" and Much More

9 Things That Worked in the Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Today

So you entered into church leadership full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas. And for a season, a lot of those ideas worked. You saw your ministry grow, people come to faith and the mission advance. But times change. And—these days especially—culture is changing faster than ever before. As a result, the shelf life of ideas, assumptions.... Read More

Who Is There to Harm You?

No other book in the Bible addresses the issue of Christian, non-retaliating, unjust suffering more than 1 Peter. Read More

Finding God in the Darkness

When things suddenly turn dark, what are we to think of God’s promises to His children? Read More

Four Questions to Spot the Difference Between Healthy Tension and Unhealthy Conflict

Here are four questions to help leaders recognize the difference between healthy tension and unhealthy conflict. Read More

Christlike Discipline: No More Mr. Nice Guy

We’re taught that Jesus is the model of this person who never gets upset or angry, who never uses harsh words or does socially unacceptable things. True? A straightforward reading of the New Testament dispels such mythology about Jesus as well as his disciples and apostles.... Read More

3 Options When You Can’t Stand the Heat in the Leadership Kitchen

When you find yourself in over your head in leadership – use the analogy of the “heat in the leadership kitchen”. Read More

Eight Characteristics of the New Bivocational Pastor

The new bivocational pastor is similar to the traditional bivocational pastor with some key differences. Read More

6 Kinds of Pastors You'll Meet in Fiction

What popular portrayals of ministry reveal about our calling. Read More

The Youth Group Lessons I've Had to Unlearn

A few church culture misconceptions that need correcting. Read More

Uganda archbishop explains details of his departure from the primates meeting

On the second day of the meeting, I moved a resolution to ask the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada to voluntarily withdraw from all Anglican Communion groups. It grieves me to say that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was chairing the meeting, did not take my resolution seriously and simply moved on to another matter without ever allowing any discussion on it. Read More

Religion is declining in the UK, says new survey

Nearly half the UK population has no religion, according to a new survey by researchers at Lancaster University for YouGov. Read More

Cuba: 'Unprecendeted' crackdown on churches as religious persecution spikes

An "unprecedented" crackdown on churches is ongoing in Cuba according to a report released today by religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). Read More

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