AR and the future of disciple making
Pokémon Go is a silly little game that has become one of the most popular pastimes on planet earth in less than a week. I’m not all that excited about the game — but I am intrigued by the technology behind it, and its potential to train disciples. Read More
Should churches boast?
Should churches loudly proclaim what God is doing in their midst? Or should they keep quiet about their good works – for fear of becoming prideful? Read More
There’s no such thing as church planting
Let me point out something that should be obvious: you can’t plant a church. All you can do is plant a worship service – and hope that a church grows out of it. Read More
Should churches use air conditioning?
If we spent less on our own comfort, could give more away? Read More
Every man has a masculinity bank
The need to be manly is universal and buried deep – the product of a thousand generations of conditioning. Manliness not something a man does; it’s a vital part of who he is. Read More
Why is church attendance declining – even among committed Christians?
It’s not merely nominal Christians who are putting aside weekly worship: fervent believers are becoming irregular in their church attendance, too. Read More
Youth group: why not put the boys in charge?
Why did these boys come week after week? Not because of my superior leadership skills. I’m sure of that – because I wasn’t leading. Read More
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 3 of 3)
A successful men’s retreat begins well in advance – by organizing men into teams. Build relationships and team identity long before the retreat begins. Help the men bond by issuing team challenges throughout the weekend. And keep the team structure and point system going after the retreat concludes. Read More
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 1 of 3)
I’m going to use my next three blog entries to lay out a plan for a different kind of men’s retreat. This week we’ll look at how we might call and organize men into teams before the retreat takes place. Read More
Motivate men — promise risk and reward
Jesus did not shy away from the promise of reward. He did not worry that he might appeal to the flesh. He showed us that it’s perfectly healthy to motivate men by helping them understand the rewards they accumulate when they serve the kingdom of God. Read More