Church, Elder Rule, General, Ministry Connections, Reading

Know the Agendas

I am re-reading Steven Sample's book, Contrarian's Guide to Leadership which my friend Rob gave to me several years ago. Sample is the current president of USC and a former president of SUNY-Buffalo, and a very successful leader in business. One of the points that Sample makes is that he surrounds himself with a small… Continue reading Know the Agendas

Church, Ministry Connections

The Vision Killing Quick Order Menu

Introduction I actually wrote this list a few years ago, when a friend of mine was struggling with some issues in his congregation. It is meant as a satire, but it is poignant nonetheless. Too often, these kinds of human objections limit the power of the Holy Spirit to direct a congregation. The Vision Killing… Continue reading The Vision Killing Quick Order Menu

Church, computers, Ministry Connections, Preaching, Social Media

Technology and Faith: 12 Precautions

Ed Stetzer considers some of the dangers of technology in ministry. What do you think?

computers, Cross Posts, Ministry Connections

A Look at Windows 8

Thanks to GeekRev for posting a link to lifehacker's quick review of Windows 8's Metro UI. I am not a fan of the UI, personally. It probably works great with a phone or tablet, but I can't imagine working with it on a large screen. I have the same feeling toward the way Apple added… Continue reading A Look at Windows 8

Church, Cross Posts, Doesn't Fit in a Category, Ministry Connections, Worship

Guide to Worship Gestures

Kurt Willems shared this from Tim Hawkins. It made me laugh.

Church, Cross Posts, Ministry Connections, Videos, Worship

The Spotlight Is On You!

The guys who lead music for our congregation (it's mostly men, and we don't have a "worship leader") are not like this, but here ya go: Many of us have wound up in services where the worship leader was either over emotional or way, way too friendly (in a Rock Hudson meets Liberace at Elton John's place… Continue reading The Spotlight Is On You!

Ancient History, Church, History, Ministry Connections, Theology

A Closer Look: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament

***This is a repost of an excellent article from Ed Stetzer. You can find the original here.*** One of the great benefits of the articles in found in the HCSB Study Bible is the high academic quality of the content. These articles aren't fluff. They are seminary-lecture-quality articles. Last week's hermeneutical look at the word… Continue reading A Closer Look: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament