Why pastors can never be real
When a pastor confesses weakness to another person, he hands that person a weapon. That weapon can later be used to destroy his ministry and family.
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.
All crazy, all the time
What do Donald Trump and the prosperity gospel preachers have in common?
Do you worship your pastor?
I’ve talked to a lot of guys who’ve quit going to church. Their reasons vary, but a significant number fell away when they became disenchanted with their preacher.
Andy Stanley’s real errors
To his credit, Stanley quickly apologized for disparaging small churches. But his comment was based on two other questionable assumptions.
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.
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 2 of 3)
The most valuable thing a man can take away from a retreat is a group of men he continues to hang out with after the retreat is over.
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.
Men’s ministry is pointless
…unless you get one thing right first.