Imagine living in first-century Corinth, Smyrna or Ephesus. You and your family are looking for a church and so you arrange for a family meeting. You discuss your options, your preferences, and embark on
I am a big believer that God uses all sorts of personalities to advance his Kingdom. We see this in Scripture. Biblical figures display a wide array of strengths and weaknesses, cultural backgrounds, and
A few years back I hit a wall. I was tired, stressed and anxious about the prospect of returning to church ministry after a vacation. I shut down; my body felt panicked and weak.
In today’s Christian culture, leadership has become a highly studied and thoroughly debated topic. More than ever, it seems, church leaders are turning to worldly ideologies and philosophies to determine strategies and define success.
A common belief pertaining to understanding Scripture is: when reading the Bible it is always best to take the plain, literal meaning of the text. But is it always that simple? Take, for example,
I was recently introduced to a cultural term-Tall Poppy Syndrome-which was new to me but which expresses a phenomenon I have repeatedly observed. It is a term that expresses a cultural notion, prevalent in
Pastors, imagine if we could preach our sermons through metal screens, scamper backstage, collect a paycheque, bolt out the door and never look anyone in the eye. How awesome would that be! We could