Why I Wrote ‘Christians in an Age of Outrage’

Why I Wrote ‘Christians in an Age of Outrage’

I want to help Christians engage an outraged world with discernment and wisdom, seeing the world as the mission field to which God has called us.


Nearly a year ago this week I started writing a book.

The Truth of How Pastors Are Doing as We Look to Pastor Appreciation Month

The Truth of How Pastors Are Doing as We Look to Pastor Appreciation Month

We should remind ourselves to try not to place unreasonable expectations on the person leading our church.


There’s a lot of data out there saying that pastors are not doing well.

In fact, in the past several years, there’s been data going around insinuating that pastors are miserable, depressed, and ready to leave their positions of ministry altogether.

Five Signs My Church May Have Become an Idol

Five Signs My Church May Have Become an Idol

How can we see the signs and repent?


Most of us have misspent precious time on WebMD. We’ve developed a peculiar malaise and launched our own investigative examination (with unquestioned personal expertise) to secure a speedy and satisfying diagnosis.

Azusa Pacific University Changes, then Trustees Reinstate, Policy on Student Same-Sex Relationships

Azusa Pacific University Changes, then Trustees Reinstate, Policy on Student Same-Sex Relationships

The trustees of Azusa Pacific University “reaffirm our responsibility to steward the Christ-centered mission” of APU.


Leading in a Diverse World: Part Two

Leading in a Diverse World: Part Two

Perspectives from four multinational leaders.


Previously on The Exchange I have written about my interest in studying Inclusive Leadership,which is how leaders can effectively assemble a diverse team of people and then ensure their different perspectives are included and valued.

Why Our Spiritual Formation Isn’t Just for Us

Why Our Spiritual Formation Isn’t Just for Us

As we reflect and discover our Story of Now, we recognize the message of love and hope that God has given us to share with others.


One-on-One with Keith Getty on the Sing! Conference and the Importance of Song, Part 2

One-on-One with Keith Getty on the Sing! Conference and the Importance of Song, Part 2

The Sing! Conference is about creating a new song and a new hymnal for churches.


Ed: In addition to the family hymnal, you also dropped the North Coast Sessions at the last Sing! Conference. Is that focused on the Psalms? And if so, why is that?

The Unintended Impact of The Church Planting Industry on Our Evangelistic Impact

The Unintended Impact of The Church Planting Industry on Our Evangelistic Impact

Is church planting still the most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven?


I’ve been planting churches since 1988. My first church was planted in the inner city of Buffalo, New York, among the urban poor. I worked bi-vocationally as an insulation contractor and planted the church on the weekends. I was 21 years old and didn’t know what I was doing, but God worked through it all.

One-on-One with Keith Getty on the Sing! Conference and the Importance of Song, Part 1

One-on-One with Keith Getty on the Sing! Conference and the Importance of Song, Part 1

Getty's five-year conference engages theology, the arts, and song.


Ed: So first, tell me how the Getty Music Worship Conference, Sing!, went a few weeks ago.

Being Cordial Even When We Think Differently

Being Cordial Even When We Think Differently

We must walk in the footsteps of Jesus. To do this, we will learn to love those we disagree with.


Have you noticed the trend away from thoughtful conversation, civility, and compassion? Have you been struck by the increasingly combative nature of communication in the media, the political realm, the online world of social media, and culture in general?

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