The Blessing of Christ’s Body

The Blessing of Christ’s Body

St. Paul likened the church to a body, with Jesus Christ as the head. To be part of Christ’s body, you have to come to the head, who is Jesus. But then you naturally and necessarily become a part of the body. It’s impossible to be committed to the head but not the...
Unsigned Notes

Unsigned Notes

Everyone (especially if you are a pastor or leader) has received at least one. My friend Wayne Benson once called them “sniper notes.” That’s a good description. Maybe you have struggled with unsigned “sniper notes,” wondering who wrote them. In many cases, you can...
Church Sabbatical Policy

Church Sabbatical Policy

Rest is Not an Easy Thing  When our “get it done” accelerator is stuck to the floor, it’s difficult to rest.    It was excruciatingly painful for me to take my first sabbatical after 14 years of non-stop ministry, week after week. That’s why taking a Sabbath must be...
Apostasy in American Churches

Apostasy in American Churches

Maybe you know someone who practices yoga, and you’ve had a certain “feeling” about it you cannot explain. That “feeling” is likely God’s loving discernment, warning you about a hidden and potentially lethal danger. The Christian Church, including Charismatics,...

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