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Written April 09th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

Mark Driscoll cites a very, very interesting development (evolution?) in contemporary church planting: “One thing I am certain of following my recent travels is that the multiple-site church phenomenon and video services are here to stay. Dead churches will be revitalized more and more by larger churches establishing services in them through the use of […]

Written April 03rd, 2007 with No Comments »

A bit of back-story: A question concerning Generation X (aka Gen X) was presented to students during a recent M.Div seminar regarding Church, Administration, Finance, and Evangelism. We were instructed to break into small groups and search for an answer to the question presented. I’ll reproduce the original question here, and the answer offered by […]

Written March 28th, 2007 with 8 Comments »

One huge legal sinkhole bottoming out churches all over the globe is copyright law. More than a few churches violate copyright law every single Sunday morning. I promise you, it’s true. I’m not saying a word about all of the copyright law violations that occur in churches during the week. I’m just talking about Sunday […]

Written February 27th, 2007 with 1 Comment »

Note: The following is a short piece I wrote for a leadership class at my seminary. I very much appreciate my seminary setting. It is liberal, I am not. This real-time juxtaposition has proved to be the catalyst for more than a few very, very edifying conversations. I have learned more than a lot here! […]

Written February 11th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

Today played host to our introductory session for a brand new, eight-week long “Experiencing God” group-study and dialogue at church. We will be working in conjunction with the Henry T. Blackaby & Claude V. King classic bestseller Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God. My wife […]

Written January 17th, 2007 with No Comments »

I attended an ‘Excellence in Ministry’ mashup yesterday (technically, a mashup is a website or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience, but the idea does translate well to specific human gatherings wherein content from more than one source is discussed and integrated). The professional gathering was produced and […]

Written December 30th, 2006 with No Comments »

Note: The following is a short piece I wrote for a leadership class I recently completed at the liberal seminary I attend. The class drive was toward what was called “transformative leadership.” The practical and theological question(s) inherent to my following reflections are being asked from within a specific context, and speak directly to this […]

Written December 05th, 2006 with No Comments »

Church meetings in most cases should not be built upon a “rule by democracy” model, but rather “discernment and consensus.”
Anthony B. Robinson advances a strong case for the discernment and consensus model in Transforming Congregational Culture. Robinson begins a full chapter dedicated to this subject (From Democracy to Discernment) by citing our Western penchant […]