Friday, 13 December 2013 14:57

Making sense of change

Change is a gift from God, but too much too quickly can leave us bewildered.

Published in Vital Signs
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:20

Baptist hospital exits church consulting

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is shutting down the 21-year-old Center for Congregational Health and transferring congregational and clergy consulting to a new free-standing organization being formed by the center’s current president.

Published in Organizations
Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:40

Embracing conflict

Welcome to the season of conflict avoidance.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:40

Reforming your church

Constant reformation is needed to keep the church viable.

Published in Vital Signs
Friday, 22 November 2013 09:26

How seminaries fail

Seminaries have created enough predictable, conventional, cookie-cutter ministers. The church needs ardent, zealous, incensed, enraged and impassioned ministers.

Published in Seriously Funny

How many staff members a church needs and can afford is a conversation that no one wants to have, but good stewardship demands it.

Published in Vital Signs
Friday, 01 November 2013 13:17

Does your pastor need a doctorate?

Churches should value the importance of an educated clergy, but church leadership also should be educated about what the various degrees represent and the value of experience blended with education.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:18

Unwrapping the church

Questions about identity and calling in a congregation are rarely answered with the application of prepackaged strategies.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Monday, 21 October 2013 08:24

The perils of self-preservation

One of the glories of being created in the image of God is that we are invited to live at a higher level than instincts or feelings.

Published in Vital Signs
Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:58

The worst new church member speech ever

“Take up your cross and follow” can be a hard sell in a consumer culture.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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