Hunting Elephants In Squirrel Country

Church "metrics" are an interesting topic. Everyone has their idea of what are good metrics to keep an eye on to gauge success and health. In America, one of the biggest "success" and "health" metrics (despite what we are willing to admit to) is size. The size of churches service attendance... The size of churches [...]

Church Etiquette – How We Ought to Live

Today on social media, I saw a post with the following photograph attached. NOTE: the post said that this was as true today as it was when it was written. Here's the photograph: Now, no offense intended here, however I'm being honest...the list in this photograph is more or less useless. It doesn't have anything [...]

Whose DNA Should We Have?

Over the years a common phrase I've heard in the institutional church is "This is our DNA". This usually refers to how a local church body does things, or the specific practices they...well...practice. Many times this "DNA" isn't so much about the DNA of Christ, but is more about the DNA of the senior pastor, [...]

Getting Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

Rarely do the things we believe in our hearts fall hard “left” or hard “right”. Despite what the talking heads on the television try to tell us. Most of us don’t truly exist in the extremes because it is in the extremes that we see hard lines being drawn refusing to let ideals mesh together [...]