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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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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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Gospel & Culture Conference: July 17-19

My friends at New Community Covenant Church in Chicago are hosting a conference July 17-19. I’ll be speaking about how

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Chicago 2016 (The Mottos)

Last time we looked at the 2016 Summer Olympic candidate city’s logos. Now we turn to the other unifying element

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Why Interfaith Cooperation? (Part 1)

I grew up in an interfaith family. I attended an evangelical church regularly with my mother, but was regularly exposed

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