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Captains of the Church

Mike Foster thinks we should stop calling ourselves “Pastor.” In a tweet last summer he wrote: “If I don’t make

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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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What Did You Say?

On Goldman Sach’s religious justification of enormous profit: “We’re very important. We help companies to grow by helping them raise

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Success Covers a Multitude of Sins

This week I am attending the Midwest Regional Spiritual Formation Forum at Elmbrook Church near Milwaukee. The conference theme is

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Self-Feeding Christians?

In recent weeks we’ve posted a number of articles on Out of Ur debating the nature of the church. This

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