Fight church serves MMA community (video)
Are MMA and Christianity compatible? Watch this video before you decide.
Black church triples in size by focusing on men
In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility.
Why young Christian men choose radical Islam
There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place?
The church I would plant (part two)
If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10.
Why I’m not too excited about church planting
Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service?
Has this book changed your church/ministry?
Have you read “Why Men Hate Going to Church”? Has it borne fruit in your church and ministry? If so, tell me about it.
Why churches are stage-driven
Most churches program a series of low-risk, stage-driven activities such as worship services, classes and seminars. These allow people to learn about their faith without actually practicing it.
Preaching to fill time
Many a time I’ve heard a pastor make a powerful, life-changing point. I’ve thought to myself, “That’s it! He’s done. I’m ready to respond.” Yet he continues to speak. A sacred moment is lost.
The altar girl controversy
Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco recently pulled the plug on its 20-year-long experiment with altar girls. The media saw this as a simple case of discrimination. But there’s more to the story…
Will individualism kill corporate worship?
If we come together to do our own thing, why even come together?