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Who Are the De-Churched? (Part 2)

Do church leaders really love us, or do they want to use us? Plus, the gap between what’s preached and what’s heard.

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Who Are the De-Churched? (Part 1)

Not everyone leaving the church is leaving the faith, and they’re not all leaving for the same reasons.

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Blessed Redundancy

Too many churches & pastors crash because they’ve valued efficiency at the expense of redundancy.

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Worship Through a Child’s Eyes

My 9-year-old’s raw and unsolicited observations after attending worship at two very different churches.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Religious

Many people I know have an impression of Christianity based largely upon what they see while surfing the television—an impression that

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Ministry Lessons From a Muslim

The following article was published in the Spring 2009 issue of Leadership Journal.  I wrote the piece with Brandon O’Brien.

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Deadly Viper, Hidden Racism? (Updated)

In my role as the managing editor of Leadership Journal, I get dozens of free books from publishers nearly every

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The Measure of a Ministry

This week Americans are celebrating their independence by watching parades, enjoying backyard barbeques, and by not going to church. If

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My Real/Fake Interview on Consumerism

Back in May I spoke at a conference in Portland, Oregon. Among other things I did a seminar based on

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