Tag: church life

  • Fans are the enemy

    Leading from Desperation Leads Us Astray It’s counter-productive to lower the bar. I don’t know if it’s fear or flat-out desperation that leads us in church leadership to do this. But, in obvious and non-obvious ways, we think that more people will follow Jesus if we make it easier. “If you’re ready to take the […]

  • Conspicuous Thrift in Ministry

    You’ve probably heard of the economic theory of conspicuous consumption. Where people go $350,000 into debt to buy a house in the right neighborhood.┬áIt’s ultimately a lie because they just went into debt to prove how much they were worth. And the left-leaning Prius crowd has now lead to the study of a new theory […]

  • What Good Works?

    I’m a rubber meets the road kind of guy. I want to know the big picture early on in a discussion. And I want to know what I’m being asked to do. Perhaps that is why I’ve always wrestled with Ephesians 2:8-10. For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith– and […]