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Christians – It’s time to get serious

Christians – It’s time to get serious

The world's going crazy! Have you noticed? In all my life I have never seen the world in this kind of mess: from war in Ukraine to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (scientists are...

A murky forecast for the ‘religion industry’

A murky forecast for the ‘religion industry’

The dire headlines in the recent market research report caught my eye. "The industry exhibits stagnant participation." "Industry value added is projected to decline." What is this troubled industry? It's the nation's religious organizations. The business world's chronicler...

The top ten attitudes of healthy, long-term pastors

The top ten attitudes of healthy, long-term pastors

In an earlier post, I shared the top traits of pastors who had long-term and mostly joyous ministries at one church. Another key insight I learned from these pastors is how they think. The first...

Can you outwardly fail, and still be significant?

Can you outwardly fail, and still be significant?

There's a flood of self-help and positive thinking books and teaching out there, and it's infected the church in a big way as well. I'm a positive person, but it doesn't take much study of...

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Sermons are “fair game” in Houston

Sermons are “fair game” in Houston

The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word "sermons" from the demand. They have clearly not removed the scandal from their city, and from the administration of Mayor Annise Parker. As the mayor's own comments make abundantly clear, she sta...

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Tee-totally plumb wore out

Tee-totally plumb wore out

I don't think a hot stone massage or a Calgon bubble bath could begin to ease this exhaustion. A deep, intense, two-day sleep, or a rest in a hammock on a secluded island with a half a jar of peanut…

Mind and mouth

Out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.—Matthew 12:34 Today's verse reminds me of a woman who came to one of my conferences and shared with me that she never stopped thinking and talking about her problems, even though she…

The problem with chronically late leaders...

The problem with chronically l…

From time to time everyone is late. We live in a world of distractions, and everything from traffic, last minute phone calls, to all kinds of emergencies make us late from time to time. The key phrase here is "…

Ever feel like your life is one step forward, two steps back…

Have you ever felt as though it's a case of one step forward, two steps back? You're trying hard, but not only are you going nowhere, you seem to be going backwards. Just brilliant! Well, when you're in that place, here are 5 things to…

Is it wrong for the church to entertain people?

Is it wrong for the church to entertain …

A couple of weeks ago someone from our church posted a John Wimber quote on my Facebook page. Wimber wrote, "I'm concerned the Church has become more of a theatre experience, rather than a meeting place for peo…

Nine trends in pastor and church staff compensatio…

Some of the current trends in pastor and church staff compensation are surprising to me, while others are about what I expected. I relied on several current compensation studies to assemble these nine trends. I depended most on The 2014-2015 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff by…

Finding the sweet spot of sharing the Christian message

Finding the sweet spot of shar…

We're seeing a lot of criticism recently of pastors, writers, speakers, filmmakers as well as others about how they share the Christian message with the outside culture. Some are criticized for making it too ea…

Why everybody needs a mentor - and how to find you…

A few years ago, I wrote a study called Mentor: How Along the Way Discipleship Can Change Your Life. That study was directed to college students because I believe every young person needs a mentor. Now, at age 53, I'm convinc…

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red album announcement

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red albu…

Chris Tomlin released a youtube video this morning announcing his new Album titled Love Ran Red. The new album will be out in the fall. This album will follow Tomlins "Burning Lights" Album which spent 3 weeks…

Wolves At The Gate announce second album

Wolves At The Gate have announced their sophomore album "VxV" (pronounced "five by five") which will be released on June 10th. The first track "Dust to Dust" has been released, which you can watch above.

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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

Perfect? No. But you're still the right dad for your boy. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas…

Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven

This is a book you won't want to miss and won't soon forget. It's one that will make you think; give you courage and hope, for no matter what you…

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one…

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