The Difference Between Gifts and Fruit


A successful ministry is not equivalent to a godly minister.

Every Church Needs A Research & Development Department


All healthy churches need a research and development department.

How We Disagree Matters


Because unity matters to the church we should think carefully about how we disagree.

Is Your Church Safe for Those Struggling with a Same-Sex Attraction?


Our churches are safe for these brothers and sisters when we treat their temptations and struggles the way we should treat all temptations and struggles: with normalcy, compassion, and fellowship.

On Being A Teaching Church


It is extremely important for healthy churches to be teaching churches.

The Church Needs Your Voice Even If It Doesn’t Adopt Your Soapbox


Not every ministry can be championed by your church, but that should not stop you from speaking about it

Interpreting the Scriptures as Part of the Church


We need each other to better understand the Bible

Your Problems Belong To Your Church


It can be a scary realization, but when I get that my problems actually belong to my church it can also be freeing.

Failures in Church Planting


It is my humble opinion that many church plants fail largely owing to a lack of imagination

Ministry in Context: Why There is No One-Size-Fits-All Ministry (Part 2)


The Bible’s methodology should inform our methodology