What Are the New Steeples?

Leadership and Ministry

The past week I have visited the community that I grew up in. There are no high rises in this area of town. In fact the highest features are church steeples. Both times I was […]

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How Can Pastors Get Involved In the Community?

Leadership and Ministry

I love my church and spending time with the people in my congregation. They are great people and there is plenty of time I can spend with them. However, I also have a conviction that […]

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Good News: The Church That Eats Together

Good News

I really enjoyed church this morning. It was a great time of worshiping and praying together. But beyond that, it was a great time to eat together. I’m not trying to be unspiritual. I love […]

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Churches Need More of an Inward Focus

Churches

What?! Am I out of my mind? Pastors and other church leaders have been working hard for decades to get congregations to move from an inward to an outward focus. We have finally made some […]

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Invest in Your Food Bank

Leadership and Ministry

I want to tell you a secret. People eat year round, not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course that is obvious, but for some reason that is when churches like to donate to the […]

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A Really Big Show

Leadership and Ministry

Many years ago, Ed Sullivan was famous for introducing his television program by saying, “It’s a really big show tonight.” In his case, it was appropriate as he introduced such bands as the Beatles. My […]

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May the Force Be With You!

You know that I was raised Anglican because when I hear someone say “May the force be with you,” I want to respond with “And also with you.” Today is May the fourth, which leads […]

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Hugh Halter on the Church

This week I have been at our denominational Assembly.  Our speaker this year has been Hugh Halter.  I have enjoyed what he has had to say and I thought I would comment on what I […]

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