The Lust for Celebrity Success

The Lust for Celebrity Success

In my upcoming book, Thrive, I discuss a phenomenon that detracts from the success of the contemporary church. It has to do with learning and chasing the story and results of celebrity pastors. I’m not talking only the ones with fame and fortune, I’m...
Defining Missional – Mission for the Church

Defining Missional – Mission for the Church

This is a post I wrote 3 years ago that I’ve since revamped and reposted. Is a suitable definition for the word “missional”? Contemporary churches like to jump on fads to find the next thing that will help usher in incremental changes that retain the...
Only the White Church is Declining

Only the White Church is Declining

Just finished my book that’s now in the hands of the editor. I’m aiming squarely at the lost heritage of the church, and how we cope. So far, not well. Yet I believe post-Christendom is a great¬†opportunity for the church, but only if we make the right...
Discipleship isn’t conformity

Discipleship isn’t conformity

Discipleship is one of those church functions that sits just out of reach for most churches. Contemporary churches long for successful discipleship programs that are full of people and produces disciples who will in turn disciple others. But what if our approach is...
Review: Bees of Rainbow Falls by Preston Pouteaux

Review: Bees of Rainbow Falls by Preston Pouteaux

I’m finishing an extended series on racism, but before that launches in a couple weeks, here’s something a bit lighter. My friend Preston Pouteaux¬†recently released his first book, “The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight...