If the Church were pictured as a farm, one could say various parts of the country are becoming “food deserts.” There are not enough qualified pastors to go around, and Christians aren’t being prepared and empowered for ministry as they could be. All of this is occurring while the needContinue Reading

The most overlooked and underrated trait of people who serve in healthy, growing churches is a positive attitude. This isn’t to be mistaken for blindness to obstacles or a “yes man/woman” posture. I’m talking about one’s primary attitude, and whether it is oriented toward self/others and criticism/encouragement. What weather doContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: This is the first Stream I’ve published in a while. There is a really profound reason: I haven’t wanted to. Early in my blogging career I used to write even when I didn’t want to. These days, I write when I have somethingContinue Reading