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Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Shows Main Idea – Abuse is one of the most common subjects discussed in our culture today. Knowing how to respond when someone abuses another person is vital, something every church and its members must become proficient at doing. In this episode, I walk through… Continue Reading …

Ep. 398 Ten Things to Consider When You Confront Someone

Ep. 398 Ten Things to Consider When You Confront Someone

Shows Main Idea – Confrontation is one of those sticky things many people shy away from because they prefer the path of least resistance. Why get in a dust-up with someone where feelings are hurt and the relationship may change forever? Of course, the obvious… Continue Reading …

Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church?

Ep. 367 Is It Wise for Me to Attend a Sovereign Grace Church

Shows Main Idea – Because of my former relationship with Sovereign Grace Ministries, now Sovereign Grace Churches, people come to me asking for my take on that organization. They are frequently asking because they are in a Sovereign Grace church or are thinking about attending… Continue Reading …

Ep. 359 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 7

Ep. 359 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 7

Shows Main Idea – In this episode of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill from Christianity Today, the primary talking point is the church’s leadership. Should you have a group of leaders or one man at the top. In the case of Mars Hill,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 357 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 5

Ep. 357 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 5

Shows Main Idea – This review is of episode five in The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast series from Christianity Today. It begins with a warning similar to the last episode about prescreening before listening to it with others. This episode is not… Continue Reading …

Ep. 353 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1

Ep. 353 The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 1 Response

Shows Main Idea – Christianity Today (CT) put together a multi-episode podcast series that chronicles the story of Mars Hill Church (MH) led by Mark Driscoll. The church was planted in 1996 and dissolved in 2014. At its height, they had 15,000+ attendees/members from fifteen… Continue Reading …

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 twenty-seven-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. 316 A Visual Mindmap Walking through Church Conflict

Shows Main Idea – Conflict is unavoidable when two or more people gather for ongoing interaction. Agreeing on everything is not possible nor demanded. Knowing how to work through relational conflict is vital. This mindmap presents a visual walk through how to handle conflict in… 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 …

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