“Certainty and routine breed complacency.” So wrote James Kouzes and Barry Posner in their celebrated book, “The Leadership Challenge.” If this is true, then we are in trouble, because churches love their routines. In this post, I want to explore the concept of open-minded thinking and how it might help
Reading books is one of the most rewarding disciplines for a Christian. The choice is endless and this inexhaustible list continues to grow every year. Often, the hard choice is picking books that speak to your current season and encourage your growth as a believer. To make your work simpler,
A defining characteristic of Boomer Men, or men born between the years 1946-1964 is their penchant to explore religious values to define themselves. Despite the diversity, baby boomers generally:
- value practical experience over dogma
- seek personal fulfillment
- have a healthy distrust in institutions.
Their autodidactic nature leads this
There’s a Chinese proverb that says “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” And every Christian should sing (whether we’re good at it or not) because we—of all people—have a song.
Back in the 1800’s the Disciples of Christ (which was what our brotherhood was known as back then) was the fastest growing and most vibrant religious group in the United States. Why? Because it had two things going for it. First it
At the last congregation I served, I inherited a problem. The church planned to build a new foyer and sanctuary, but a third of the congregation had been persuaded to oppose this building project by a couple trouble-makers who spread false rumors about the high rates of insurance they’d
I am funny this way I suppose. Perhaps nobody else has asked the question of how smart Jesus was. It’ll be tough if not impossible for me to give an unbiased answer. After all I am a fan. Still I came up with a list of 15 indicators of Jesus’