Lately I’ve been struck by the number of hyphenated-Christians emerging in the American Church. We hear the various religious views of Baptist or Presbyterian-Christians, Republican or Democrat-Christians, White or African-American Christians, and Male or Female-Christians. The most recent is LBTG-Christians. What? I guess that makes me a white-male-heterosexual-Southern Baptist-Christian. In […]

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How to Approach Leadership Transitions in Ministry

Transitions can be tricky to navigate. Unforeseen complications and obstacles inevitably arise. I’ve never seen this more clearly than during my transition from the pastorate to full-time evangelism. What I learned taught me how to pray for people contemplating a move in vocational ministry. There’s no better manual for leadership […]

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Do Revivals Still Work?


Do Revivals Still Work? I get this question all the time. The answer is an overwhelming, “Yes!” I’m not sure who started the rumor that revival meetings are antiquated and ineffective, but I’m pretty sure it started about the same time the head-scratching began in relation to declining baptisms and […]

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The Prodigal Church

Throughout American history, the evangelical church has held some amount of influence on our culture. We’ve seen it in the great awakenings and revivals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the “Jesus Movement” of the 1970’s, and even in the “Moral Majority” of the 1980’s. Granted, with […]

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