Church Shopping Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

It is almost axiomatic for discussions of leaving a church to turn negative.  Images of “what can I get out of this church,” “I’m leaving because you won’t do X, Y or Z,” “it’s the music,”  “it’s the people,” as they say in “The King and I’ etc, etc. etc. Negative conceptions usually center around […]

I Saw a Christian Christmas Play That Terrified Me!

Children’s Christmas Pageants are supposed to be uplifting.  They usually embrace some kind of definition of the spirit of Christmas – Christian or secular.  This can take the form of a telling or reliving of the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus or some version of a secular Christmas tale. In December, our church […]

Top 10 (Or More) Reasons Your Church Might Be a Christless Church

There’s a great concern today that the modern evangelical church has, at best, marginalized Jesus Christ in the church or, at worst, kicked him out completely.  Below are some “Top 10” (or more) lists on the topic  These are not necessarily in order of importance. Your pastor wears Hawaiian shirts, jeans, and no shoes. (see […]

The Church Is NOT Full of Hypocrites – Unless You Decide to Join

hyp⋅o⋅crite 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. 2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public […]

Does Your Pastor Wear Shoes to Church?

Tim Challies had an interesting post,  I’ve Never Been Mistaken for Brad Pitt, about the problems with “regular” pastors evaluating themselves against so-called celebrity preachers.  This is compounded by the availability of inordinate numbers of preachers on the internet. This got me to a thinking …….. What is a celebrity pastor?  Is it the guys […]

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