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You Are an Idea Receiver

There are many more great ideas yet to be discovered than all of us together have stumbled across. As I tally it, there are...
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Do the Work

It’s all about doing the work, not talking about the work. Leaders aren’t leaders until they lead. Writers aren’t writers until they write. Worship leaders are so...
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“Evangelism” or “Missional”

I am officially skeptical of the term “missional” at this point in the game. I have heard and read a pile of material on...
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Why Has Evangelism Declined? 7 Reasons

As an integral prioritist (my phrase), I believe both mission and evangelism are important for both individual followers of Christ and to churches, but...
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#5. Lean Into the Power of God for Fruit that Will...

The kindness of God leads to repentance writes Paul in Romans 2:4 (“the kindness of God leads you to repentance”). The notion behind that...
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The Ideal Sized Congregation? Try 500!

Great churches come in a variety of sizes, very large ones, medium-sized ones, and smaller ones. It is a mistake to read the above...
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It’s About the Mission

More about the conversation with my pastor friend... Are people less committed these days than a few years ago? One thing seems clear: people are...
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Lesson #5: Resolution Is Essential

#5: Resolution Is Essential When you experience death, you WILL have people to forgive. I wrote recently about some “Job friends” related to my death experience....
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God Is Up To Changes All Over

Ever get to a fork in the road? Yogi Berra exhorts us to take it in times like that. We can hopefully all relate to...

From Message First To Serving First

In every major city in the world today, it is no longer possible to approach an emotionally healthy stranger and engage him/her in conversation...
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