The Big Blue Elephant in the Room
On National Porn Sunday we devoted the church service to the topic of pornography.
Church organizes and hosts fair for unemployed
How does a church show its community it cares? For Northland Cathedral (AG) in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the answers is to meet its community's needs - and in today's economy, one of the real needs for people is employment.
How Does God Spend His Summer Vacation?
A few weeks ago I took a two-week vacation. My parents were coming into town for my daughter’s graduation and I wanted to have some time to get everything together. Sunday came and I was looking forward to attending church with my family, followed by lunch and a leisurely day at an amusement park. What I wasn’t ready for was the greeting I received walking to the sanctuary. “What are you doing in church today,” one said. “I thought you were on vacation?”
What’s Missing In C-H-__-__ -C-H?
Have you driven by a church, read their sign, and just winced at its hokey-ness?
Where Are All the Men?
The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories.
Method to the Madness
We church people are an odd bunch. Don't be mad; after all, the Bible calls us "peculiar". Not only is our belief system the complete inversion of what most in our society deem to be a successful life, the way we govern ourselves and define victory is completely foreign to those outside of the Kingdom.
Pantheon of the Anonymous
We make too much of our pastors and not enough of our people. I say that as a minister and former pastor.