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But the right outcome here doesn’t mean all restrictions are invalid or that churches should reopen.

Last night, the Supreme Court issued injunctive relief to houses of...

For some unknown reason, I recently stumbled across a 60-year old interview with Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace. As you probably know, Rand’s philosophy was and is controversial to this day: a laissez-faire capitalism and hyper-individualistic philosophy. Her two novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, show up periodically on “must-read” and best-seller lists. I personally […]

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A few weeks ago, my sermon in our first service completely bombed. It was the worst in recent memory. Between the first and second service, I re-wrote it and it turned out pretty good for the second and third services. The total time went from 26 minutes to around 21 minutes. Needing to quickly re-write […]

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We all want our churches to be loving environments. But what does that look like? How do we make that happen? As I see it, some churches work to be more friendly— and that’s good. Some move beyond being friendly and move to caring— and that’s better. But, I think there is another step. That […]

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Increasingly, congregations are returning to their church buildings. Just how long that will last is yet to be seen, but increasingly, church leaders have felt and succumbed to the pressure to return to “in person” worship. With giving at historic low levels, we can hardly blame them for the return. However, it seems, that in […]

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If the church was a mission to the moon, and I was the commander of the mission, my call to Mission Central would be: “Oh God, we have a problem!” The problem is that when the vast majority of people think of the Church, or of a Christian, their thoughts are negative! The Church in […]

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Every organization — whether a church, business or nonprofit– needs change in order to continue to grow and remain healthy. But if you have been in leadership long you know there are some necessary steps to successfully lead change.   The fact is change is hard. Very hard.   In my experience, the most common reaction […]

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What can I say about this year, that hasn’t already been said? This year has been one we’ll always remember, even though it’s one we’d all rather forget. Maybe that’s why I’m in such a hurry to move on to next year. Of course, this year hasn’t been all bad. We’ve had some things to […]

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