Ken Walker

An experienced freelance writer, co-author and book editor, Ken Walker edits blogs for several contributors to Church Central and has coached various bloggers for the site. A member of the Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network), he has co-authored, edited or contributed to more than 50 books. You can see samples of his work or ask about his services as a writing coach by going to http://www.KenWalkerWriter.com or by e-mailing kenwalker33@gmail.com.

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Earth-friendly is good for church finances and evangelism

A leading Bible publisher recently announced it will discontinue the use of synthetic covers, symbolizing environmental moves that are increasing across the Christian world. Not only can energy saving steps save considerable sums of money, they can create opportunities to witness with the non-church-going world. That creates a win-win situation.
March 27, 2008   Ken Walker

Churches may find themselves embroiled in sticky situations

The pastor of a church in Fort Worth, Texas has withstood an effort to oust him in a dispute linked to a controversy over gay couples being pictured in the church's directory. The incident is only one of many examples cropping up involving sticky situations over sexual and gender identity. ...
March 16, 2008   Ken Walker

Churches may find themselves embroiled in sticky situations

The pastor of a church in Fort Worth, Texas has withstood an effort to oust him in a dispute linked to a controversy over gay couples being pictured in the church's directory. The incident is only one of many examples cropping up involving sticky situations over sexual and gender identity. ...
March 16, 2008   Ken Walker

Fluid church habits put new spin on the numbers

Research by demographer George Barna shows that the habits of church-going adults are rapidly changing, encompassing more than one form of faith community. Research by demographer George Barna shows that the habits of church-going adults are rapidly changing, encompassing more than one form of faith community.
March 06, 2008   Ken Walker

Fluid church habits put new spin on the numbers

Research by demographer George Barna shows that the habits of church-going adults are rapidly changing, encompassing more than one form of faith community. Research by demographer George Barna shows that the habits of church-going adults are rapidly changing, encompassing more than one form of faith community.
March 06, 2008   Ken Walker

Could church sex offender list keep congregations safe?

A Nashville newspaper has called for a national database of Southern Baptist clergy charged with sexual abuse, a step the convention's executive committee has been investigating. This is a sticky issue that is likely to affect denominations of all kinds, as victims of these crimes speak out and press for ...
March 02, 2008   Ken Walker

Could church sex offender list keep congregations safe?

A Nashville newspaper has called for a national database of Southern Baptist clergy charged with sexual abuse, a step the convention's executive committee has been investigating. This is a sticky issue that is likely to affect denominations of all kinds, as victims of these crimes speak out and press for ...
March 02, 2008   Ken Walker

Prayer support is a pearl of great price

The assistant editor of Church Central went through double bypass heart surgery recently, a major ordeal that brought home the value of prayer. That and expressions of encouragement and support emphasizes the vital nature of prayer chains and other efforts to support people who have various needs.
February 14, 2008   Ken Walker

Prayer support is a pearl of great price

The assistant editor of Church Central went through double bypass heart surgery recently, a major ordeal that brought home the value of prayer. That and expressions of encouragement and support emphasizes the vital nature of prayer chains and other efforts to support people who have various needs.
February 14, 2008   Ken Walker

Being political without crossing the wrong line

Florida held its primary Tuesday, a prelude to numerous votes Feb. 5 that will likely determine November's presidential candidates. One backdrop to this national story is Christians' influence over the process. Many pastors shy away from getting involved in partisan debates, yet there are steps they can take to encourage ...
February 04, 2008   Ken Walker

Counseling on the rise in the modern Church

In recent years, an increasing emphasis on biblically-based counseling has decreased some of the hostility in the Church toward matters related to psychology. As Christians have become more open to counseling, options for using this as a ministry tool have expanded. Here are some pros and cons about the situation, ...
January 31, 2008   Ken Walker

Ministry 101: Counseling programs that work

Setting up an effective counseling ministry for your church requires more than a wooden booth with a "The Psychiatrist is In" sign. But there are ways for even smaller congregations to address a growing need for counseling. Church Central spoke with counselors at both mega- and average-sized congregations around the ...
January 31, 2008   Ken Walker

Dealing with sexual sin calls for conviction and compassion

The leader of a prominent church in Tampa took a voluntary leave of absence recently after disclosing an addiction to online pornography. Before trying to automatically cleanse the pulpit, the Church needs to recognize such addictions are often rooted in emotional or psychological problems. While the Church shouldn't ignore the ...
January 16, 2008   Ken Walker

Dealing with sexual sin calls for conviction and compassion

The leader of a prominent church in Tampa took a voluntary leave of absence recently after disclosing an addiction to online pornography. Before trying to automatically cleanse the pulpit, the Church needs to recognize such addictions are often rooted in emotional or psychological problems. While the Church shouldn't ignore the ...
January 16, 2008   Ken Walker

BOOK REVIEW: 'Renew Your Congregation'

With some 80 percent of America’s churches plateaued or declining, pastors are searching for answers to rekindling excitement within congregations. In this easy-to-read and sometimes amusing book, a veteran Disciples of Christ minister shares some of the insights he gained from turning around a declining church.
January 07, 2008   Ken Walker

Keeping a confidence a quality worth embracing

An Illinois pastor recently made national headlines when he went on Fox News to relate a confidential conversation where a missing woman told him her husband admitted to her that he had killed a previous spouse. The case has touched off discussions on the ethics of revealing confidential conversations vs. ...
January 02, 2008   Ken Walker

Keeping a confidence a quality worth embracing

An Illinois pastor recently made national headlines when he went on Fox News to relate a confidential conversation where a missing woman told him her husband admitted to her that he had killed a previous spouse. The case has touched off discussions on the ethics of revealing confidential conversations vs. ...
January 02, 2008   Ken Walker

"Going green" for Christmas can go too far

One of the nation’s largest Christian publishers announced last week that it will forego sending traditional Christmas cards in favor of electronic greetings. The question is whether the move will save that much paper, since many recipients are likely to print out the e-cards. More relevant to churches is remembering ...
December 18, 2007   Ken Walker

Teaching tithing: is it off base?

An author who has written a book questioning tithing argues that today’s teaching on the topic lifts scriptures out of context. A financial consultant who has written a book on generous giving agrees tithing isn’t a New Testament concept. Regardless of one’s views on the subject, though, fading giving patterns ...
December 13, 2007   Ken Walker

Teaching tithing: is it off base?

An author who has written a book questioning tithing argues that today’s teaching on the topic lifts scriptures out of context. A financial consultant who has written a book on generous giving agrees tithing isn’t a New Testament concept. Regardless of one’s views on the subject, though, fading giving patterns ...
December 13, 2007   Ken Walker

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