4 steps to avoid becoming a slave to your technology

I can spend an entire day being completely unproductive while working with productivity tools. Do you see the problem? Can you relate?


Why are we paying big bucks to watch the same plot?

There is something about movies and the stories they tell that say a lot about what we desire. But how do these fantasy stories and the reality of life intersect?
June 11, 2017  

The 2 best things I never knew about the Holy Spirit

Fred Sanders' book, “The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything,” is theology at its best, and stretched my thinking about the Holy Spirit.
May 23, 2017   Brian Thorstad

The 3 best things I never knew about the Trinity

The Deep Things of God (Fred Sanders) showed me that while I’ll never fully grasp the mystery of one God in three persons, the triune nature of our God is something to be welcomed, celebrated and shared with all the passion with which we share the gospel.
May 14, 2017   Brian Thorstad

Stop trying to be close to God!

Think about how you evaluate the quality of your spiritual walk. How much do experience and emotion play into your evaluation?
May 13, 2017   Dave Blundell

The story of a trained Iranian church planter

Behrouz was trained through Elam Ministries’ three-month leadership and church planting course, in a country near Iran, during 2016.
April 18, 2017  

One Roman nail

A Roman nail sits on my desk. It is accurately dated no later than 86 A.D.
April 14, 2017   John B. MacDonald

Easter: More than a story

While Easter is never less than the themes of this powerful story, it has to be more.
April 13, 2017   Alan Wilson

Why I don't have a problem with segregated worship services, if reconciliation takes place at 11:30

It has been said that “10:30 on Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week.” I don’t have a problem with that if 11:30 is the most integrated time.
April 10, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Leading with rest: how Sabbath impacts your community

Have you considered how your Sabbath influences those under your leadership?
March 30, 2017   Allen Hamlin

Do you leave church reciting the sermon or singing the songs?

You may have noticed at the end of a church service people will leave singing the songs rather than reciting the sermon.
March 09, 2017   Alan Wilson

3 reasons people attend your church for the first time

Here's a rule of thumb for leadership conversions: people come to church when something is missing, broken or new.
March 03, 2017   Will Mancini

The world's most impressive memorial

This memorial may not tower over us, but it's quite profound.
February 23, 2017   Bob Russell

Book review: Don’t miss The Worship Pastor by Zac Hicks

This book is a broad and deep prescription for better worship leadership—and better worship.
January 18, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

5 mistakes pastors make on Sunday mornings (and what to do about them)

For pastors, Sunday can be the most draining day of the week. Evaluate this list to find out how many mistakes you make and how to avoid them.
December 17, 2016   Charles Stone
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Christian worship is about believers giving honor, glory and devotion to God. A healthy church orchestrates its weekend church services with music and preaching that connect people intimately with God.


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