stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: One way you can tell a religious movement or church that is doomed: when confronted with decline, they don’t seek people who have “done it well” for a long time and consider real change. Instead, they find churches, theologians, etc. that allow themContinue Reading

Yesterday wasn’t an ordinary Sunday at New Vintage Church…and I love our “ordinary” Sundays. Yesterday, I postponed the sermon I’d prepared on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that I’ve wanted to preach for 15 years… and our church replaced it with a frank, fair (we hope), unscripted conversation from the stage onContinue Reading

Bench

The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly. New Vintage Church has worked, unofficially, at creating a “Monday Rule” culture. We’ve never stated it officially, but is understood by most of our people nonetheless because we have encouraged it from ourContinue Reading