Evangelicalism is dead and can’t be saved

Evangelicalism is dead and can’t be saved

Early this year I asked the question, what will replace evangelicalism. I think evangelicalism the movement is dead (or approaching death) because the brand has been catastrophically destroyed. I am connecting labels and brands because outsiders consider them...
Why Churches Love the Brother of the Prodigal

Why Churches Love the Brother of the Prodigal

The story of the Prodigal Son pits the wayward prodigal versus his obedient elder brother. The father rejoices with singing and gifts when the lost prodigal returns. The eldest son sulks in jealousy. Contemporary churches are built to cater and attract the brother of...
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Culture Change in the Church

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Culture Change in the Church

Leaders are always thinking about ways to take a tribe into the future. They also have a good idea how far they can push before meeting immovable resistance. Whether it’s within a church context, non-profit, or corporation, leaders can only move as far as...

If faithfulness is what we long for….

Tuesdays are for posts on church development and leadership. __________________________________________ Remember this song? If faithfulness is what God longs for what we do with what we’ve been given matters, and not necessarily the end results. It reasons to...
Stop Going To Church

Stop Going To Church

“What church do you go to?” or “are you going to church?” are deeply engrained sayings in the contemporary Christian experience and lexicon that need to be erased. When ‘church’ becomes the place replacing the people you live deep...