O Volunteers, Where Art Thou?

Volunteers in the local church seem to be an endangered species. It is not as if this is a new problem, but is seems acute at this season in church ministry. The problem of staffing in businesses we observe is also echoed in non-profits and churches. I don’t have extensive qualitative data to prove myContinue reading “O Volunteers, Where Art Thou?”

Pursuing Unity and Purity with Civility

Pastoring a church today is challenging on many fronts. One of those fronts is navigating the biblical call for maintaining unity among the local and global body of Christ, and the call for pursuing the purity of the local and global church as well. A pastor can feel like a pinball getting knocked around betweenContinue reading “Pursuing Unity and Purity with Civility”

Giving Priority to Your Local Church Pastor

A quick search of “Sermons” on Youtube will generate video images of Billy Graham, T.D. Jakes, John Piper, Craig Groeschel, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Matt Chandler. If you want to have some fun, search funniest or worst sermons. A quick search on google for “sermons” will result in 146,000,000 results in .51 seconds. Yikes! TheContinue reading “Giving Priority to Your Local Church Pastor”

The Slow Fade of Dying Embers (Ecclesiastes 1:1-3: I Kings 3, 11)

The man behind the book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most intriguing in all of Scripture. He is a case study in one whose heart lost its heat for God throughout a lifetime. His life prompts me to ask, How do giants redwoods of the faith fall from grace? Recently, the Christian world wasContinue reading “The Slow Fade of Dying Embers (Ecclesiastes 1:1-3: I Kings 3, 11)”