How to Evaluate Your Church’s Health – Questions

Do You Really Want to Know the Truth?

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I’ve consulted with dozens of churches formally, and perhaps hundreds informally. However, many church never evaluate their ministry with any rigor. The reason, these churches say, is they don’t see the need for the effort, expense, and potentially difficult season (emotionally) inaugurated by bringing in someone from the outside or going through an evaluation process. […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 138

Featuring Jack + Eliza, Planned Parenthood, & College Students

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: It’s Finals Day for the Christianity and Culture class I’m teaching at Pepperdine. Going to class of any kind in July from 11:30 – 1:45 every day is likely to feel a bit like a sentence or Traffic School at times. My hope is that somewhere along the […]

Me Stuck with Me

The odd medicine of solitude

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I took a vacation. It wasn’t much of one. Only 48 hours or so. I had to take a couple of calls during that time (a pastorcation). But, I took one. Just me. My family is scattered abroad for another several days, and I had planned to spend the time with them. But, they weren’t […]