Make Peace

Make Peace

The Christian's best option is love.


My Love/Hate Relationship with Leadership

My Love/Hate Relationship with Leadership

Leadership is good, biblical, and necessary


I have a love/hate relationship with leadership.

BLESS Missional Practices as a Sideways Step into Evangelism

BLESS Missional Practices as a Sideways Step into Evangelism

This simple acronym guides us in missional outreach


At the Amplify Conference this June, our focus is on rethinking evangelism for the local church. My own church, Community Christian Church, is working on amping up and amplifying our outreach temperature, and we are learning as we move along.

Five Observations in the New Era of Christian Networks-- and What Denominations Need to Learn

Five Observations in the New Era of Christian Networks-- and What Denominations Need to Learn

The network advantage... and what denominations can learn from them


Saturday is for Seminars—Moody Church Global Outreach Conference

Saturday is for Seminars—Moody Church Global Outreach Conference

I'm looking forward to being at Moody Church for this great event.


Tales from the School Drop-Off Line—April 8, 2016

Tales from the School Drop-Off Line—April 8, 2016

It's a DROP off line...


So, I try to take my kids to school in the morning and drop them off. It’s a great time to have them in an enclosed space where they have to talk to me!


Eventually we come to the school where, it appears all logic falls apart in the drop-off line.


Perhaps some parents need a refresher on the phrase “drop-off.”

Over Professionalizing What Should be the Common Practice of Evangelism

Over Professionalizing What Should be the Common Practice of Evangelism

Evangelism should never leave the realm of the non-professionals


I don’t watch much in sports, but once I dreamed of being a professional baseball player. My father used to take me to Yankees games. I was already playing little leagure, and I saw my future before me: pitcher for the Yankees.

Since that did not work out, I’m bitter and don’t watch sports.

Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016

Weekend Edition—April 8, 2016

Religious liberty, Kindness, Discipleship, and more!


Down in Georgia, here's what the news media's love of 'religious liberty' scare quotes tells you—Bobby Ross, Jr.

"Journalists" need to use scare-quotes less. It's a form of editorializing.

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?


Is God really real and if so, do we trust Him? That’s a great individual question and it’s a question being actively debated in the culture over the motto “In God We Trust.”

3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched

3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched

Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched


It is becoming increasingly important for the church to talk about reaching the dechurched in their communities. This sounds like a great idea in theory, but it presents a real challenge when churches perpetuate an “us-versus-them” mentality in our language and disposition.

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