What Your Church Should Learn from In-N-Out Burger

For those of you who do not know, In-N-Out Burger is the best burger place on earth. I know that’s my opinion, but I’m not alone.  Unfortunately for my fellow East Coasters, it’s located primarily in California. Believe me when I say it is a must visit for anyone...
Extravagant Worship

Extravagant Worship

Few stories in the Word of God describe extravagant worship any more poignantly than that of the unnamed woman of Luke 7:36-50. Basically the story goes like this: Along with others, Jesus was invited to the home of a Pharisee named Simon. Consistent with the custom...
2 > 4

2 > 4

Unless you are completely mathematically challenged, the above equation ought to bother you. After all, even second graders know that the number 4 is greater than the number 2.  So let me readily admit that it’s merely a cute way for me to share a profoundly simple...
How Bitterness Behaves

How Bitterness Behaves

Bitterness destroys lives, families, and churches. Left unattended, she inevitably spreads. On her playing field, nobody wins. Recognize her early. Deal with her seriously. She is dangerous. Extremely dangerous. Consider a few of her characteristics: She Internalizes...
Why People "Tune Out"

Why People "Tune Out"

Most people don’t blatantly walk out of church services. But a good number of them tune out. To be fair, sometimessuch detachment is the fault of the listener himself. But all too often, we preachers have a lot to do with why increasing numbers in our congregations...
10 Rules for Arguing

10 Rules for Arguing

Maybe the word argument is too strong. What I’m talking about are those discussions in which your beliefs or strongly held opinions are challenged. By the way, if you find that your ideas are never challenged and your words are always readily accepted, you’ve probably...