How to offer better prayer requests
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? 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
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
Men’s ministry is pointless
…unless you get one thing right first. Read More
Is modern worship too entertaining?
The church has been in the entertainment business for almost 1700 years. Read More
Is it a sin to use a smartphone in church?
There have always been distractions in church. The smartphone is the most potent distraction yet. Read More
How to worship out of your mind
Humans have five senses. Why do we use just one when we worship? Read More
Should women be church elders?
By focusing on whether women should preach we miss a much more important gender related question. Should churches ordain female elders? Read More
Should men’s gatherings have singing?
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? Read More