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Guns & the Future of Ministry

Like many, my heart broke Sunday with the news of another mass shooting. The fact that this tragedy occurred at

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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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Cosmo-Christians

Last year during the presidential campaign, an interesting trend was observed. The Christian segment of the population once believed to

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McDonalds vs. McCurry

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A Christian Response to the “Ground Zero Mosque”

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on The Washington Post‘s “On Faith” website.] Governmental, religious, and cultural leaders on all sides

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Skye Jethani on Consumerism & Church Design

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The Daisy Cutter Doctrine

On Wednesday (09/09/09), Leadership Network and Catalyst hosted an online event called “The Nines.” It featured 9 hours of 9

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Why Are Christian Movies So Bad?

Scott Nehring has an article at Relevant asking a great question: why are Christian movies so bad? He describes Christian

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An Alternative to “Excellence”

Last year I met with a team of leaders from my church. Our task: to rethink and rearticulate the guiding values of our congregation. The work was relatively easy. Upon investigation we determined that most of our core values hadn’t shifted. We still believed in the centrality of relationships to ministry, our bent toward creativity, and the importance of participation. But then we came to “excellence.”

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