In the beginning, when the Church-as-We-Know-It was invented, somebody asked, “How should we design this thing?” I imagine someone looked around and said, “Our job is to propagate the faith. We should do that like you propagate other subjects–like literature, or mathematics, or history.” Most likely, the committee chair said, “Good idea.” So they set up […]
I am among the most blessed men in the world. God has graciously saved me and sustained me. I have an incredible family. The place and ministry where I serve vocationally is a gift from God. And then, as if I should be blessed even more, God has allowed me to serve and hear from […]
Something’s amiss in the North American church when believers average giving about 2-3 percent of their income to the church each year. Such shallow giving limits our ministry possibilities and hinders our getting the gospel to the nations. If you want to increase the giving in your congregation, consider these steps: Teach what the Bible […]
Is the church in a cool crisis? For the past several years many churches and their leaders have tried to out-cool one another. But, increasingly, we’re seeing signs that the cool thing may not be working. We’ve seen the cool craze manifest itself in pastoral costuming (dirty jeans, untucked shirts, trendy facial hair), glitzy stage […]
Recently, Steven Siwek and the team from Glory Unlimited did an interview with media commentator and Church Today contributor Phil Cooke on media, culture, and the future of the Church. This approximately 20 minute video is worth your time in watching.