All posts from “Church”

Does “All Things to All People” mean “Conforming to the World”?

November 12, 2013 10:24 AM

I was recently interviewed by Skye Jethani on the subject of authenticity for Leadership Journal. During our conversation, Skye made a comment that continues to linger in my mind. He contrasted one pastor wearing “torn jeans and an untucked...

One Faith, One Baptism, One ... Craft Brew?

November 4, 2013 10:03 AM

Martin Luther famously said “I’d rather my people were in the alehouse thinking of church, than in church thinking of the alehouse.” NPR’s John Burnett shares the story of a couple modern intersections of beer and church. "I'm not...

Tell Us Your Scariest Ministry Stories

October 25, 2013 9:28 AM

October. The harvest is in, fresh cider steams on the woodstove, and Jack-O’-Lanterns flicker out grins on the front porch. The lights seem dimmer. It’s time for some scary stories. Scary ministry stories, that is, and we want you...

Don’t Laugh; Your Church Might Be Miley Cyrus.

August 28, 2013 8:52 AM

Yes, it was bad. Judging by the reactions to the former child star’s very adult performance at the VMA awards, we had a cultural moment there. We again realized that not everything that can be done should be done....

Is Church Tax Exemption Muzzling the Gospel?

June 12, 2013 11:42 AM

With religious freedom a major topic of national discussion, it was only a matter of time before the issue of church tax-exempt status came up. In a recent speech to a gathering of SBC pastors, ex-pastor, former presidential candidate,...

Friday Five Interview: Amy Simpson

May 17, 2013 5:09 AM

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Amy Simpson. Amy Simpson is editor of Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership and author of numerous resources for Christian ministry. Her latest book is Troubled Minds: Mental...

The New Ministry Dictionary (#1)

March 15, 2013 9:33 AM

The ministry world is evolving rapidly, and the folks at Merriam-Webster can’t seem to keep up. Crack open the latest edition of your dictionary and you’ll see what we mean. Concepts essential to Christian leadership are conspicuously absent from its...

Andrew Sullivan’s “The Forgotten Jesus”

April 16, 2012 12:00 AM

While children’s poetry is an unusual form for a Leadership article, this is what emerged after reviewing Andrew Sullivan’s thought provoking article, “The Forgotten Jesus," in the April 9 edition of Newsweek. I'm glad that the disparity of church behavior...


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