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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 …

Ep. 299 How to Interact with a Pastor with Known Sin

Ep. 299 How to Interact with a Pastor with Known Sin

Shows Main Idea – You’re on a church staff or part of a church’s leadership team. You become aware of a fellow leader in known sin. How are you to help him? What are some things you should consider with a brother or sister who… Continue Reading …

Ep. 257 Should a Pastor Lead a Para-Ministry Organization?

Ep. 257 Should a Pastor Lead a Para-Ministry Organization_

Shows Main Idea – The title of this podcast is full of subjectivity. There are no scriptures that will answer the question in the way that we like the Bible to speak to our most pressing queries. It does not have to be wrong for… 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 …