The Future Belongs to the Farmers – Part 1

What if Churches "Grew Their Own Food?"

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 need for quality church servants is […]

Theological Cartography Syndrome

Listen. Evaluate. Think for Yourself.

Sometimes, when one falls under the influence of a particular author or scholar, one comes to see their opinions as indisputable. They become a theological map-maker (cartographer) for us rather than a trail-guide or teacher. When was the last time you took serious issue with a scholar most of your peers seemed to agree with–say […]

Listen to These People

Not all opinions are created equal

More than perhaps anything else, who we listen to will determine the trajectory of our ministry. If we listen to godly, wise, smart people who have our best interest and that of the Kingdom at heart, it will leaven our lives and ministries. If we listen to other kinds of people, we can expect a world of trouble.