Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday Lagniappe: "5 Ways to Reach More Millenials at Your Church" and Much More

5 Ways to Reach More Millenials at Your Church

...there is one stereotype about millennials that is scary because it’s true. Millennials are leaving the church in droves. So while I cannot pretend to speak for all millennials, I can tell you what my millennial friends and I want to see in your church. Read More

It's Time For A Church Transition: Should The Pastor Leave? Hand Off? Or Reboot?

No church should be so reliant on one person that it’s at risk of collapse when that person leaves. Even if that person is the pastor. Read More
A common weakness of Anglican churches is that they are so priest-centered that they fall apart when the priest leaves or dies.
Encouraging Gospel-Shaped Community

...there is a difference between community that is built around what is merely natural and community that grows out of what is supernatural. Read More

Authentic community: How online substitutes damage our empathy

Even though we’re more connected than ever, the question must be asked: Connected to what, and how? Read More

14 "New" Things to Do at Church This Weekend

Want to do some new things at church this weekend? See if any of these suggestions would be a “new” thing in your life.... Read More

What Does It Mean to Call God “Father?”

A few years ago, a German scholar was doing research in New Testament literature and discovered that in the entire history of Judaism—in all existing books of the Old Testament and all existing books of extrabiblical Jewish writings dating from the beginning of Judaism until the tenth century A.D. in Italy—there is not a single reference of a Jewish person addressing God directly in the first person as Father. Read More

Why I Am Not Arminian

Today I want to tell why I am not Arminian. (If you are uncertain of what I mean by Arminian, Theopedia has a brief but excellent article that explains its key tenets.) I was raised within the Reformed tradition, left it as a young adult, and returned to it a few years later. Let me explain how and why that happened. Read More
A repost of an article from last summer, which is worth reading again and again.
The Curse of Talent for Young Ministry Leaders

While it is impossible to sum up all that goes wrong in the heart of a ministry leader who has been called “exceptional” or “an amazing leader,” here are three dangers “talented” ministry leaders face, three dangers we all must guard our hearts against.... Read More

8 Ways to Measure Your Love for the Bible

Christians are people of the Word, men and women who live their lives according to its every precept. The Bible is the revelation of God to display his character and to show what it means to live in conformity to him. It is an inestimable privilege to have access to the mind and will of God. Yet while many people pay homage to the Bible, few love it. How can you know if your love for the Bible goes beyond a mere passing fancy? Here are a few ways to measure whether or not you truly love the Word. Read More

How I Started Reading the Bible Every Day: Encouragement for Parents & Children

I literally don’t remember not reading the Bible every day. Here’s how it happened. Read More

7 Ways to Overcome Satan

When we boldly ask much of God for his kingdom, we put the gospel to action and overcome Satan with our faith. Read More

Where Is the Front Line of God’s Mission? Look out Your Window

Once you begin to see the people you’re interacting with as people for whom Christ died, it’s a game changer. Read More

All Roads Lead to Exclusion

Is it intolerant and bigoted to say some religions are wrong? Read More

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