Church growth: it’s all about the pastor

By David Murrow on July 31, 2013

Can I be brutally honest? When it comes to church attendance, nothing matters as much as the ability of the pastor to deliver good sermons. If a pastor is a good speaker the church grows. If he’s a bad speaker the church shrinks.

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Is father love welcome in the church?

By David Murrow on July 24, 2013

Father love is like a vaccination: it causes momentary pain, but promotes long-term health. We hate to be on the receiving end of a needle, but we are better for it.

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Why men aren’t stepping up

By David Murrow on July 17, 2013

Men just aren’t as important as they once were. Suddenly, society can get along quite well with just a handful of them.

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Why we call it “a personal relationship with Jesus”

By David Murrow on July 10, 2013

Despite its extrabiblical roots, “personal relationship with Jesus Christ” has become the number one term Evangelicals use to describe the Christian walk. Why? Because it frames the gospel in terms of a woman’s deepest desire—a personal relationship with a man who loves her unconditionally.

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Can a man love God but hate churchgoing?

By David Murrow on July 3, 2013

More than half of the committed Christian men I talk to, when asked, will tell me they do not like going to church.

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