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Review: Deep & Wide, Part 2

Part 2 of the review of Andy Stanley’s book “Deep & Wide..” We must learn to think deeply again. We’ve become like the “Modern Family” sitcom in our ecclesiology – adrift and in reaction mode to what’s happening around us. We have no strategy and act like we have no mission. We’re simply in our church living rooms spouting off one-liners and have become the slapstick of society. Our youth and college students struggle to apply (or even know) scriptural principles to living and decisions.

Nuff said: Noah and Tim Tebow, Repenters, Driscoll’s apology, Let it go-please, abortion speech, Urkaine, and help for those who don’t want to raise their hands in worship

In this “nuff said” entry, read about: Noah and Tim Tebow, Repenters, Driscoll’s apology, Let it go-please, abortion speech, Urkaine, and help for those who don’t want to raise their hands in worship.

Review: Deep & Wide, Part 1

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley was one of the books I began 2014 reading with Dave Farris, our campus pastor in Pulaski, Virginia. Andy is the pastor of North Point Church near Atlanta, and his book Visioneering is on… Continue Reading →

Sunday nights in the 70s

I was 10 years old in 1978. Sunday nights had two conflicting priorities in our household. One was church. The other was the Wonderful World of Disney. The conflict was one of epic proportions for kids whose families went to… Continue Reading →

‘Nuff said: Fake friends, wrecking friends, loss of interaction, Hello-my name is Church

We’re not friends and that’s ok Kyle Stiemsma nails it when talking about the tendency we sometimes have in an awkward encounter to make small talk when both people know that we’re just making small talk. He exposes it and… Continue Reading →

Review: Growing Up by Robby Gallaty

This is a review of Robby Gallaty’s book “Growing Up” which was released November 2013. GU seeks to be a helpful model for discipleship and structured material for leading people to grow in the Christian faith.

Is your church ready? An excerpt from “Super Center Savior”

As churches head into the holiday seasons, they’ll see a rise in visits from those who see religious service attendance as a to-do item during holidays. Is your church ready to serve, encourage and get them to come back? It may be simpler than you think. Check out this excerpt from the book “Super Center Savior.”

Apologizing to your church for leaving

I’m grateful to local pastor Sandy Young for tweeting about Edwin Andrew Love’s post Three Things I Need to Say. Love’s entry is a profound apology to a church he left, and it contains insightful reflections on our mindset of… Continue Reading →

A la carte: 20 year-old cluelessness, Milennials leaving the church?, 40-minute sermons too long?, Flickr alternative Trovebox

A la carte is a collection of articles and observations ranging from technology to church. In this entry:
Things 20 year-olds don’t get
Are milennials really leaving the church?
Are 40-minute sermons passé?
A Flickr alternative: Trovebox

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