The Forrest Gump of the Evangelical World

The Forrest Gump of the Evangelical World

When people ask me about my spiritual journey, I tell them that I feel a little like Forrest Gump—intuitively finding myself in the middle of some of the defining moments of American evangelical history of the last 50 years. Much of my church experience has been...
Evolution of the Church Service

Evolution of the Church Service

We are witnessing another fundamental shift in church culture with the decline of teaching-centric churches and the rise of service-centric churches. As I said in the last post, there have been three important components to church – a COMMON faith/experience that...
Are We Training Pastors for a Job That No Longer Exists?

Are We Training Pastors for a Job That No Longer Exists?

It’s safe to say that the traditional expression of church has not varied for hundreds of years. This form worked well when the dominant culture in the world was agrarian, most people were uneducated and illiterate, and books were either unavailable or very expensive....
Light of the World in an LED Culture

Light of the World in an LED Culture

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that...

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