When tragedy strikes my life, I find it stabilizing and hope-giving to see the stories of the sheer factuality of other’s losses, especially when they endured them the way Job did. Job really grieved. He really agonized. He collapsed to the ground. He wept. He shaved his head. This was, in my mind, a pattern [...]
Add to the disappointment – When you see several friends and ministry colleagues uncritically amen-ing the post on Facebook. I’m no Piperpologist, but for Pete’s sake. It’s almost as if the whole post was written prior to John’s tweet and then when he did it the content was copied and pasted in. I’m just sorry [...]
I. Just. Hmmm. Do you think…. Oh, forget it.
I can’t imagine living out faith with the thought “am I getting too Arminian?” popping up everywhere I turn. What is, “Something I never worry about”, Alex?
Well, there’s that, too.
I thought his ecclesiological points were solid. There *is* a difference between a church and an event. I thought the critique of the charismatic-leader on stage would play well in this venue. That said, almost the entire interview was John telling Mark Driscoll to get off his lawn.
Let’s at least be honest about one thing: while Jaredd used “CEO” in his post title, the substance of his argument and mine has consistently been about the benefits of leadership skill and training. In fact, he acknowledges that Belcher didn’t want to be a CEO but figured out pretty quickly that you have to [...]
I’ll be glad for Bill to chime in here, but if I remember correctly, he was going off of some Twitter hashtag and some quotes, not the actual talk. If I were to guess at what Stanley was getting at while extending some grace to him, a charitable interpretation might be, “You can hire consultants [...]
Unevangelized people aren’t drawn to megachurches anymore. They’re on to the tricks, they mock them. But Christians now expect every church over 100 people to have an espresso machine. I know it probably feels that way, but you’re wrong. Ed Stetzer, a guy I respect a ton, has written this post and this one in [...]
Sorry you got crickets but I don’t know what to tell you. Leadership lessons aren’t even close to being the most important thing in ministry but they are helpful. I, for one, enjoy thinking about the way people think and, since leadership is influence, how I can influence people to walk more closely with Jesus. [...]