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Ep. 347 How to Respond When the Church Accommodates Trans People

Ep. 347 How to Respond When the Church Accommodates Trans People

Show Main Idea: During our 27-day speaking tour in Colorado, one of the more typical questions folks asked me was about the trans issue. Part of the reason for the concerns is that I did speak on transgenderism during the FaithPoint conference. During our Monument,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 318 Webinar: 17 Quick and Dirty Relationship Tips

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Shows Main Idea – The best relationships are the messiest ones. At first glance, it sounds odd, right? How can good friendships be dirty? Because we’re fallen, broken people, and to live well with others requires getting into the muckiness of each other’s lives. If… Continue Reading …

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry in a Church with a Different Vision?

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry In a Church With a Different Vision_

Shows Main Idea – When you have a burden for a ministry in your church that is at odds with your church’s leadership’s vision for that local body, how should you proceed? Perhaps you see “doing church” differently, but your leaders do not hold your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 306 The Pain-Points of Pastoring in a Hostile, Chaotic Culture

Ep. 306 The Pain-Points of Pastoring In a Hostile Chaotic Culture

Shows Main Idea – The history of the church in America has not had anything like what is happening from the culture and politics. The Equality Act, for example, is one of those direct hits. It is not about equality but about censoring and criminalizing… Continue Reading …

Ep. 304 Do Zoom Meetings Mean You’re Forsaking the Assembly?

Ep. 304 Do Zoom Church Meetings Mean You're Forsaking the Assembly

Shows Main Idea – The last couple of years for the church have been the equivalent of a shaken snowglobe—continuously. The tumbling has been unabated, and many in the Christian community are worn, despairing, and frustrated. One of the hot button issues at the epicenter… Continue Reading …

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Show’s Main Idea – My Mastermind student asked me about a 2,000 member church that does not broadcast their church meetings during the COVID-19 season. She asked for my perspective. What do you think? Should a church not preach sermons to its members if they… Continue Reading …

Ep. 243 How to Leave Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Ep. 243 How to Leave a Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Show’s Main Idea – I interact with folks leaving ministries regularly, which reminds me of something many believers don’t think about, which is showing honor to the leadership before you leave. In the last three weeks, I’ve had three encounters with people leaving churches or… Continue Reading …

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 201 Comparing Authoritarian and Delegating Church Models

Ep. 201 Comparing Authoritarian and Delegating Church Models

Shows Main Idea – What leadership style is your local church? Two options are the authoritarian church model, where everything runs through the pastor. Another is the delegating philosophy, where the church members receive envisioning and equipping to lead in prominent areas. Neither model has… Continue Reading …

Ep. 186 One Reason Teens Are Leaving the Church

Shows Main Idea – After the Lord regenerated me in 1984, I found a local church. It was a “three-to-thrive church,” which means you went to corporate meetings twice on Sunday and once on Wednesday. The local church was the center of our social lives.… Continue Reading …