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Who’s Really Leading Evangelicalism, the Shepherds or the Sheep? (Hint: it’s not the shepherds)

Twenty years ago, when I was engaged to my future wife, a counselor told me, “The key to a successful

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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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Talk from “The Nines”

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/GeLLpFUuQrs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Read more about ministry legitimacy and “The Daisy Cutter Doctrine” here.

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This Week @ Catalyst

I’m in Atlanta this week for the Catalyst Conference. The blog I manage for Leadership journal, Out of Ur, is

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Interfaith Leadership Conference

Today I’m at Northwestern University to speak at the “Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World” conference hosted by the Interfaith

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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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Scrutinizing Church Leadership

Last week I came across one of those news articles that makes you wonder if we’re all just flying upside

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