How to offer better prayer requests

By David Murrow on July 6, 2016

She posted a request for prayer for someone named Les. I was mystified. Who is Les? Her husband? Her son? Her daughter? A co-worker? Her dog?

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There’s no such thing as church planting

By David Murrow on May 5, 2016

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.

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Should churches use air conditioning?

By David Murrow on April 27, 2016

If we spent less on our own comfort, could give more away?

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Why is church attendance declining – even among committed Christians?

By David Murrow on March 7, 2016

It’s not merely nominal Christians who are putting aside weekly worship: fervent believers are becoming irregular in their church attendance, too.

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Men’s ministry is pointless

By David Murrow on January 13, 2016

…unless you get one thing right first.

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Is modern worship too entertaining?

By David Murrow on January 5, 2016

The church has been in the entertainment business for almost 1700 years.

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Is it a sin to use a smartphone in church?

By David Murrow on November 16, 2015

There have always been distractions in church. The smartphone is the most potent distraction yet.

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How to worship out of your mind

By David Murrow on October 29, 2015

Humans have five senses. Why do we use just one when we worship?

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Should women be church elders?

By David Murrow on October 21, 2015

By focusing on whether women should preach we miss a much more important gender related question. Should churches ordain female elders?

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Should men’s gatherings have singing?

By David Murrow on October 14, 2015

In the past few years more and more men’s meetings have ditched the singing — in order to leave more time for small group discussion time. Is this a good thing?

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