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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Virginia Tech: A wake-up call to the Church

Researcher George Barna calls the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech a wake-up call to parents who overlook the damage modern media does to their children. However, the situation also represents an opportunity for the Church to address societal ills. Through cooperation churches can tap into resources not ordinarily available to ...
April 26, 2007   Ken Walker

BOOK REVIEW: 'Stripped'

In the new book, "Stripped," Las Vegas megachurch pastor Jud Wilhite shares startling accounts of various people finding Christ in "Sin City." The book challenges the Church at large with the possibilities of reaching the lost and showing them the grace that invites them to explore a relationship with the ...
April 16, 2007   Ken Walker

Following up on Easter visitors

Easter services draw the highest numbers of visitors to church during the year. Rather than lapsing into spring break mode, though, wise churches will make plans to follow up on this influx of newcomers. Here are some suggestions for reaching those first-time guests and occasional attendees.
April 09, 2007   Ken Walker

Romney: Choosing a president, not a pastor

Nearly 50 years ago John F. Kennedy faced concerns about whether his Catholicism would impact his decisions as president. Now, history is repeating itself as millions question whether Mitt Romney should be president because of his Mormon beliefs. However, a new book that examines his background makes it clear that ...
April 03, 2007   Ken Walker

Losing our compass: It's not just young people

In a current column in a ministry magazine, Barna Group President David Kinnaman details how young people in their 20s and 30s have discarded biblical guidelines as the norm for judging morality. While that can be distressing, we need to remember the older generation failed to teach them the right ...
March 22, 2007   Ken Walker

God still speaks in mysterious ways

An article in the latest issue of Christianity Today details a seminary professor’s startling experience with God, which enabled him to help a ministerial student enroll in an expensive university. While such a story challenges some people’s beliefs, a fuller discussion of it can help all of us reach a ...
March 15, 2007   Ken Walker

Demand for men's ministries continues to increase

The paucity of men in American churches is a statistical fact. Despite that, and perhaps in response to the low numbers, men’s ministries are on the rise across the nation. Houston megachurch leader Buddy Griffin and Man in the Mirror ministry president, David Delk, share insights about starting and sustaining ...
March 12, 2007   Ken Walker

Statistics reveal urgent call for men's ministries to meet discipleship need

When men lack discipleship, they don’t know how to teach the generation coming after them how to be godly men. The president of Man in the Mirror Ministries explains why there is a need for improving male discipleship, which is best done through men’s ministries.
March 12, 2007   Ken Walker

The deeper lesson behind the political "God gap"

A recent survey by The Barna Group shows that the so-called "God gap" between the two major political parties may be smaller than many suspect. Aside from the debate over which party better supports morality and ethics, it shows that neither holds an exclusive claim to Christians’ loyalties. This illustrates ...
March 08, 2007   Ken Walker

Trying to regulate churches an exercise in futility

A Christian legal group recently filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County for allegedly violating the Constitutional rights of two small churches there. Aside from these churches’ First Amendment rights, the attempts by some government officials to define and regulate church practices reflect antiquated thinking. It is also an exercise doomed ...
February 27, 2007   Ken Walker

Trying to regulate churches an exercise in futility

A Christian legal group recently filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County for allegedly violating the Constitutional rights of two small churches there. Aside from these churches’ First Amendment rights, the attempts by some government officials to define and regulate church practices reflect antiquated thinking. It is also an exercise doomed ...
February 27, 2007   Ken Walker

Spreading the gospel through a new paradigm

Many are calling for expanding beyond the traditional sanctuary in order to take the gospel to the world. However, translating this into daily reality poses quite a challenge. Like it or not, the Church will have to shed its resistance to change in order to carry the gospel into the ...
February 18, 2007   Ken Walker

Reflections on the Super Bowl as a divine instrument

The forced cancellation of a Super Bowl party by an Indianapolis church prompted considerable debate and commentary around the nation. Yet there are several lessons worth noting in the aftermath of this controversy, including the fact that parties linked to this game have been used to lead people to faith ...
February 06, 2007   Ken Walker

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Forgotten Ways'

Author Alan Hirsch adds to the pile of doom-and-gloom books about the decline of the church, but his work may be helpful to church leaders looking to test which programs really make a difference. According to Hirsch, the institutional church is failing to spread the gospel and make disciples. In ...
February 05, 2007   Ken Walker

Facing the challenges of future growth

The New York Times recently profiled a storefront church in Harlem that is training young people for ministry. Still, its conflicts with culture pose a problem in retaining those teens as they mature. A second story shows another challenge churches face: competing with technological developments. Yet these two seemingly unrelated ...
January 23, 2007   Ken Walker

Plan worship services on-line

Planning Center is an on-line site that can be used by various ministries of a church to plan services, schedule volunteers and distribute information.
January 22, 2007   Ken Walker

Plan worship services on-line

Synopsis: Planning Center is an on-line site that can be used by various ministries of a church to plan services, schedule volunteers and distribute information.
January 22, 2007   Ken Walker

Planning is key to vital worship

Research shows the majority of churches are moving to contemporary services. Regardless of worship style, however, planning is essential for churches of all sizes to be able to offer their best to God. Learn how leaders from three different churches focus on planning in order to keep worship fresh.
January 22, 2007   Ken Walker

Plan worship services on-line

Synopsis: Planning Center is an on-line site that can be used by various ministries of a church to plan services, schedule volunteers and distribute information.
January 22, 2007   Ken Walker

'Amazing Grace' doesn’t need exaggerated praise

A forthcoming film on British abolitionist William Wilberforce takes its name from the legendary hymn written by John Newton. However, a popular tale of Newton’s conversion and departure from the slave trade turns out to be fiction, according to an author who studied his life. This myth is only one ...
January 11, 2007   Ken Walker

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