How Do I Get Connected? A Conversation with a Hasidic Israeli Jewish Man

How Do I Get Connected? A Conversation with a Hasidic Israeli Jewish Man

The relationship connection throughout all of the Lord’s promises was the same.


“How do I get connected?” The question was a text from an earnest Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) Israeli Jewish guy named Aviel.*

Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 2

Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 2

We need to patiently endure as leaders. Don’t give up.


Third, most revitalization does not actually work at first.

Another thing about church revitalization most leaders miss is that most revitalization does not actually work at first.

Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 1

Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 1

If you went into ministry for everyone to like you, this was a poor decision.


Many churches are stuck and stagnant. That doesn’t mean God isn’t working in and through them, but it can be frustrating for a church to be stuck in the same place for a long time. Sometimes it can feel like no matter what the leadership or the church community does, they can’t get moving and growing again.

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick for Black Christians

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick for Black Christians

I long for the days when Supreme Court judges weren’t viewed as representing a particular ideology.


Brett Kavanaugh Is a Good Supreme Court Pick and the Reason Many Voted for Trump

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Good Supreme Court Pick and the Reason Many Voted for Trump

A more conservative court is good for America in many ways.


I am glad that President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Of course, once you say such a thing, half the country flies into a rage.

The Implications of Meritocracy on the Church: Grace Erased for Incarcerated Individuals

The Implications of Meritocracy on the Church: Grace Erased for Incarcerated Individuals

Punishment devoid of grace is not justice, but vengeance.


We gather weekly to worship God, giving honor, praise, and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We declare the goodness of God through prayers, songs, and sermons. We thank God for the unceasing love, mercy, and grace that’s been extended to us, singing hymns of adoration and thanksgiving because nothing—no one, nothing, and no deed—can separate us from the love of Christ.

One-on-One with Keith Getty on Congregational Singing in the Global Church

One-on-One with Keith Getty on Congregational Singing in the Global Church

The very act of congregational worship is a symbol of unity


Ed: Where do your ideas come from when you write?

New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers

New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers

Don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.


Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 2

Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 2

Giving up your preferences and reminding your congregation to do the same is not an easy road, but it is worth it for the sake of the gospel.


Third, exegete the culture.

Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 1

Four Ways to Put Preferences in Their Proper Place, Part 1

If we are really considering others as more significant than ourselves, then we will not insist on our own preferences.


Everyone has their own personal preferences.

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