Process – Friend or Foe?

Pushing a rock up hill

I have a love-hate relationship with “process.” By process, I’m referring to that which we require as a pathway to accomplishing a given task. If you want to become a member of a gym, you must fill out paperwork, disclaimers, pay money, get a photo id card taken, and obey the gym rules going forward. That’s […]

When Should Our Church Start Another Service?

fork in the road

How do we know when our church should start another service? There are a few schools of thought on this question. One says, “when the first service doesn’t have any more room.” Here the rationale is: energy wins above all. The bigger the gathering, the more energy is present—and that is a good thing. Another […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 117

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: I’ve spent a portion of this week at the North American Christian Convention in Indianapolis. It’s become one of my favorite weeks of the year—as thousands of Christians gather together for a week of spiritual renewal and connecting with each other. Some of my best friends in ministry […]