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"Dead Church" in Six Simple Steps

"Dead Church" in Six Simple Steps

I recently came across a powerful quote from an 18th century English pastor named Job Orton. Ironically, he wrote to the ministers of his day about doctrinal compromise. The struggles of churches nearly 300 years ago are the struggles of churches today.

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When You Don't "Feel Like It…"

When You Don't "Feel Like It…"

Do you ever have moments where your heart sort of just “crashes?” You hit a wall spiritually. Suddenly, you don’t feel like going to church. You don’t feel like reading God’s word. You don’t feel like caring. You don’t feel like exercising. What do you do in that moment?

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How Jesus Confronts My Leadership Heart

How Jesus Confronts My Leadership Heart

As a spiritual leader, my daily conversation with God is often drawn by His Spirit back to recurring themes. As Jesus asked His disciples “Who do you say that I am?” or “Will you also go away?”—I often sense His rhetorical cross-examination of my leadership.

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Wanna Get a Cake?

Wanna Get a Cake?

A few years ago, my son, Larry, and I were on a preaching trip in Maine. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at a grocery store—just a dad and son roving for snacks. This could be dangerous…

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Leading Healthy Change Part 6

Leading Healthy Change Part 6

Leadership is absolutely a team thing. Merely having a title and an office doesn’t make you a leader. This is especially true if you are attempting to bring about renewing, reviving kinds of change.

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