What’s Wrong With Authenticity?

What’s Wrong With Authenticity?

Authentic – adjective ə-ˈthen-tik, ȯ- True to one’s own personality, spirit, or character. “Authenticity.” Go ahead and say it, everyone else is. Try using it in a sentence like, “I just really appreciate her authenticity.” It...

An Easter Prayer for the Church

Dear Lord, We are not as you intended We’re like sheep who resist the safety of the sheepfold We ignore the Shepherd’s call and choose the siren’s song of seduction We claim to want relationship with our redeemer but our claims are false Our actions...

3 Things I Learned From Burning Out

As I write this, I’m winding down the final days of a one month sabbatical. For the last four weeks, I haven’t worked at the church or my business.  In fact, I haven’t answered my phone or returned any emails.  It’s one of the hardest things...

Why Do People Leave Church?

My wife was listening to a podcast that claimed 3,500 people leave the church every month.  I was really intrigued by that, so yesterday I sent out the following tweet/Facebook post to see what people would say:     I have to admit, I was really surprised at the...

You Me Us We

I have the privilege of  working with Bethany Neumeyer as the Prayer Team Leader at our church.  She’s also a great spoken word poet and wrote this as an illustration during our “Living a Passionate Mission” series.  It’s pretty much an amazing...

I Don’t Believe

I don’t believe that a single good thing comes out of analyzing, criticizing, or “calling out” other believers in a public space. I don’t believe that the role of “the watchman on the wall” is to publicly decry those who are giving...

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