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I've been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984, currently serving as the founding pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, AZ. My wife, Jan and I, were married in 1979. We raised two kids and currently have 3 grandkids. I love to ride my bike, travel, read British Mysteries, and Disneyland. I have written 6 books, including my newest--Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys From Church. My website: www.TimWrightMinistries.org.


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Why Dropping Sunday School Could Save the Soul of Your Church

By Tim Wright on November 10, 2015

(Excerpted from: Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church! The True Story of How One Congregation Dropped Sunday School to Save its Soul) The latest statistics paint a disturbing picture of faith trends in the U.S. Although 70% of the…

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The Church’s Male Dilemma

By Tim Wright on September 29, 2015

For the last several years, authors like my friend, David Murrow, have passionately argued for re-engaging men with the Gospel, through the Church–creating a two-fold dilemma for the Christian Church in the 21st Century: The first dilemma: Does the Church…

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The Steroid Church

By Tim Wright on August 19, 2015

Why do men hate going to church? My friend, David Murrow has written a best-selling book on the subject. Filled with all kinds of great insights, David points out many of the ways in which the Church, over the years,…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Dad Matters According to Science (#9 is surprising!)

By Tim Wright on June 30, 2015

In my last post I referenced a book by Paul Raeburn entitled: Do Father’s Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked. Below I highlight 8 of his findings plus two Biblical reasons for why dads matter.…

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Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?

By Tim Wright on June 26, 2015

Near the end of his book, Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, Paul Raeburn writes this: Multiple studies suggest that fatherlessness is a major contributor to crime and  juvenile delinquency; premature sexuality and…

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Boys and Girls Emote Differently–Can’t We Be OK With That?

By Tim Wright on June 5, 2015

Man-up! Take it like a man! Shake it off! Most boys hear those words and exhortations constantly throughout their lives. Men don’t cry! Men suck it up! Act like a man! Recently I’ve been hearing push back on that phrase,…

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Why Church Matters to Your Kids—Part 4: Reason #3 is…

By Tim Wright on May 8, 2015

If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us. If it matters to us that Jesus matters to our kids, then what matters to Jesus will matter to our kids. The Church matters to Jesus…

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Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 3: Reason #2 is…

By Tim Wright on May 1, 2015

In my first two posts on this issue I have argued that the Church matters…and that it matters to your children.   I offered the first reason for why I believe this to be true in the last post: The…

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Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 2: Reason #1 is…

By Tim Wright on April 23, 2015

As I cited in my first post on this subject, church attendance among Christians has been in serious decline. Where a generation ago those considered “regulars” attended 3-4 times per month, today “regulars” attend once every 4-6 weeks! And these…

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Why Church Matters to Your Kids, Part 1: Does the Church Matter?

By Tim Wright on April 16, 2015

Philip Yancey, in his book, What’s so Amazing About Grace, opens up with a gut-wrenching story about a man who was approached by a prostitute in Chicago. She was homeless, broke, sick, and unable to feed her 2-year-old daughter. Through…

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