How to Get Along with Your Worship Leader

It's not as hard as you think

Certain ministry roles have more conflict between them than others. Senior Pastors and Youth Pastors, Church Administrators and Youth Ministers, for example. There is also sometimes significant tension between the Worship Leader and the one preaching Sunday. This is obviously not the case in every church, but it is in many churches. Truth be told, […]

No Ordinary Sunday

One Way to Talk About Race in Church

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 on racial reconciliation in the wake […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 149

Featuring Prince, Advocacy Groups, and the Fragility of Life

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: return This weekend event at church celebrates its five-year anniversary. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long. At another level, it feels like it’s been 20 years. Not 50. 20…enough to feel like we are more mature as a church than we are. This week, […]