How to Evaluate Your Church’s Health – Questions

Do You Really Want to Know the Truth?

Vineyards

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. […]

How to Change the World by Scaring It

Coercion Isn't Leadership

the scream child

These days, there is a formula for trying to affect change in the world. Scare people. Scare people. I mean, really scare them. Do whatever you can to make people uncomfortable with who they are, where they are, and what they are. If that doesn’t work, label them. Anxiety is powerful emotion, and one that […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 135

Featuring a Fainting Couch, FIFA, and Fondue

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: Some of us really need to get over being offended about everything, every day, every hour. I think society might be better off if we strived not only to avoid offending one another…but we strived not to be offendable. Who knows—we might get somewhere and be a much […]