Modern Philosophy of Media in Church Making an impact. Reaching the lost. Growing believers.
And then, repeating the cycle.
Isn't that what we're required to do as believers? Then how much more important is it for the leadership of the church to ....more
Compliance Disguised as Submission In my vocational work on staff at three churches and in my non-vocational work for several companies, I have struggled to know when to submit myself to authority and when, well…not to do so. What I’ve learned is that I w....more
Making Your Church Website Mobile Friendly It’s hard to go anywhere (including church) where people are not pulling out their phones for more than calls. We’re clearly a mobile culture with habits now firmly entrenched in anytime, anywhere access. Churches must, ....more
How to Delegate the Right Way The difference between delegating responsibility and giving away delegated authority is like eggs and ham: the chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
It’s safe to say most of us have worked for a manager that used....more
The Church and the Introvert I recently discovered this wonderful depiction of the keys to relating to the introvert. It struck a chord with me as I am, and always have been, a self-proclaimed closet introvert. Though I can (and often have to) mask ....more
The Issues with Christian Music Today I recently read two very well-written posts by Joe Foreman of Switchfoot and Michael Gungor. Both articulated two viewpoints on the the often debated, and perhaps more often misunderstood, topic of Christian music today....more
The Issues with Christian Music In this blog series my goal is to explore some of the issues that many people in American Christendom seem to have with Christian music these days. It is in no way meant to be a fully exhaustive commentary on the record....more
The Issues with Christian Music The Issues with Christian Music – The Christian Music Industry Part One
A brief overview of the series taken from my second post:
In this blog series my goal is to explore some of the issues that many people in Ame....more
The Issues with Christian Music – Part Four A brief overview of the series taken from my second post:
In this blog series my goal is to explore some of the issues that many people in American Christendom seem to have with Christian music these days. It is in n....more
To Judge or Not to Judge Lately, it seems that the idea that Christians should never judge is being bandied about quite frequently. Unless you have been living under a rock (then again, has anyone ever actually lived under a rock???), you probab....more
Somos Adoradores Lucas 6:44-45 Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV)
44 Al árbol se le identifica por su fruto. Los higos no se recogen de los espinos, y las uvas no se cosechan de las zarzas. 45 Una persona buena produce cosas buenas del T....more
Our Prayers I turned on the television the other day and was brought to tears with what was going on. I, for the first time am a little embarrassed to say, saw a prayer breakfast that was sponsored by the Congress. I heard them....more
Do You Want to Be Free? Our Pastor has been encouraging us to stretch out beyond our comfort zone and to really have faith in God’s ability to work in and through us. We as worship leaders have to really take to heart what God is telling us to....more
It's a New Season There is something wonderfully magical about watching your daughter enter a new stage in her life. My daughter and I went to a nail salon for me to get a pedicure and a manicure. I was singing in a wedding and I wanted....more
Worship Foundations As worshipers, we want to know all we can about worship; not only how to worship but what worship is all about. The problem is that beside a few scriptures indicating some of the physical reactions to a worshiper's moti....more
Organized Abandonment According to American business historian Robert Sobel, the British government created a civil-service job in 1803 which called for a man to stand on the white cliffs of Dover with a spyglass and to ring a bell if he saw ....more
Allow yourself some “Popeye moments” Do you remember the cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor Man? He was long-suffering and took a lot of abuse from bullies. But there would come a time when he had endured all he could. His patience exhausted, he would say....more
Enjoy the Benefits of Hospitality In one of his letters, George Washington wrote that he and Martha had not had dinner at home alone for twenty years. Every night for twenty years—7,300 days in a row—they had guests and visiting dignitaries to entertain.....more
Leaders - part 2 Last week I wrote that a leader’s most important job is choosing great team members. It’s the sine qua non of leadership.
This week let’s think about how to choose great team members.
1. A leader should be inv....more
Leaders - part 1 First who, then what. Jim Collins
Twenty years ago I interviewed a friend who started and now manages a large company. He has 200 employees in the U.S. and about 15,000 in China. He designs and manufactures those obno....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
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