7 Ingredients for Caring for the Sick

In his blog, 7 Ingredients for Caring for the Sick, Rick Warren urges us not to procrastinate or make excuses when caring for the sick, “The Christian approach to pain, suffering, and sickness is compassion, mercy, tenderness, and caring. Matthew records, When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary […]

What We Need

I’m going to say something that might be obvious to you.  It’s something that needs to be said repeatedly.  And it’s something we should never forget but I’m afraid that sometimes we do. We need God.  When it comes to building a healthy church, we need God.  When it comes to making disciples, we need […]

5 Healthy Church Attitudes

In my ongoing reading and research of church revitalization and church turn around, there are five ideas that I keep bumping into.    Be committed to regular, ongoing prayer.  First off, church revitalization or health is God’s work.  It is a spiritual exercise more than it’s a programmatic series of steps.  We need to pray […]

Why Hospitality Beats Entertaining

“On November 6, 2010, I tweeted the most regrettable tweet of my mediocre social media career. In anticipation of the holiday season, I decided to weigh in on hospitality. The tweet was a flawless blend of selective memory and self-righteousness, designed to heap condemnation on the heads of my followers under the guise of offering […]

A Bunch of Healthy Questions

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about what’s next.  We review where we are and consider where we want to be.  Then we plan out the changes we need to make in order to get there.  We call them New Year’s Resolutions.   As we make our resolutions, plan our […]

One Another and the Other

As we wrap up 2016 and look ahead to the new year, I want to share four important thoughts with you. 1)  One another.  “One another” shows up over and over again in the Scriptures.  It is often used in the context of how Christ followers are to live together.  We were created for community. […]