It Starts With "Shukran"

It Starts With "Shukran"

Perhaps learning a new language is your next discipleship move.


"I'd like a green tea, please."

The cashier swiped my card as her co-worker put the ingredients into my cup, snapped on the lid, and handed it over the counter without much eye contact; she had already turned to tend to the next customer.

"Shukran!"

She turned back to my direction and I repeated myself—in English this time. "Thank you."

The Future of Music in the Church

The Future of Music in the Church

Music changes in every generation and we should appreciate it.


It may be a generalization to say the church today has three generational expressions, but I think we can work with it. You can walk into most churches and recognize quickly what generation it falls into. Most of today’s churches fall into one of these categories related to worship style.

Three Types of Churches

First, there is a traditional format.

Amplifying Evangelism—Doing Evangelism in the Workplace

Amplifying Evangelism—Doing Evangelism in the Workplace

Integrating evangelism into our workplaces is critical.


The Most Important Role of Denominations in Church Planting

The Most Important Role of Denominations in Church Planting

How to focus on church planting from the national level


Everyone around me knows my passion for church planting. I've lectured on it, speak about it at conferences, help provide resources to church planters through Newchurches.com, written books about it, and write about it regularly on The Exchange.

Sunday Journeys—Visiting at The Church at Spring Hill

Sunday Journeys—Visiting at The Church at Spring Hill

I love visiting churches where there's a personal investment.


One of the more enjoyable things to do is to visit a church where you are not preaching, as I did this morning while Jimmy Disney, my friend and partner at Grace, preached at Grace Church.

Saturday is for Seminars—Awana Vantage in Chicagoland-- and Amplify This Summer

Saturday is for Seminars—Awana Vantage in Chicagoland-- and Amplify This Summer

Looking forward to visiting with the folks at AWANA


AWANA Vantage, April 22, 2016—Streamwood, IL

AWANA is one of the world’s largest ministries for children. AWANA is everywhere. The upcoming Vantage Conference, focusing on Called. Committed. Connected. will be vital.

From the promo:

Amplifying Evangelism—One Way to Amplify Our Gospel Witness...Unplug!

Amplifying Evangelism—One Way to Amplify Our Gospel Witness...Unplug!

Evangelism is not possible until we engage those around us


Weekend Edition—March 25, 2016

Weekend Edition—March 25, 2016

Free exercise of religion, the poor, church signs, and more!


Religious freedom deserves deference: Our viewUSA Today Editorial Board

Stepping Off the Plantation

Stepping Off the Plantation

Adrian Crawford examines various angles of racial pressure.


The Limited Reach of the Planned Parenthood Videos and What it Says about Us

The Limited Reach of the Planned Parenthood Videos and What it Says about Us

New LifeWay Research survey reveals many haven't seen them


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