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FIGHT! What does it take to revitalize a church?

I recently had the privilege of speaking at Renovate National Church Revitalization Conference.  Amazing content and exciting teaching designed to equip pastors and church leaders to help churches make the turn from death to life was packed in to 3 days.  I had an opportunity to speak during the main session on Wednesday morning and […]

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Um, Excuse Me…Waiter?

After taking a summer break from writing, I am ready to crank this wildly popular and thought provoking blog back up!  Today’s topic is self promotion!  Kidding, of course.   As a pastor of an evangelical church in the United States, I am constantly aware of the impact of the American culture on the local […]

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“Aunt Bethany, Would You Say ‘Grace?'”

One of my favorite scenes in a movie happens when an elderly grandmother is asked to say “grace” before a meal.    She responds, “Grace?  She passed away thirty years ago.”  When she finally realizes what was being requested of her, she folds her hands, bows her head and begins reciting the pledge of allegiance. Grace […]

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Pride Goeth Before the…Picnic?

I remember when I was a kid listening to my parents or an authority figure tell me what to do.  All too often I would think, “I’m not doing that!  He can’t tell ME what to do!”  In the back of my mind I was thinking, “that’s probably the right thing to do and it’s […]

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“Facebook is of the deh-bil, Bobby Boucher!”

Do you have a Facebook account?  What about Twitter?  Google+?  Instagram?  LinkedIn?  That one with the pins…Pin-something?  Are you still on MySpace?   It wasn’t long ago that these staples in world culture were only dreams in a programmer’s brain.  Now, it seems that everything revolves around social media.   Have you ever heard people […]

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