Vacuuming Under the Rug

“Sweeping things under the rug” is a common idiom to describe the way people (and sometimes churches) handle painful and unpleasant things. I act …

Candor and Courage

The Missing Ingredients in Church Health . . . In my humanity, I have never been a truly courageous soul. I have lived at the extremes of timidity an …

Can you say “Awkward?”

3 Uncomfortable Encounters that Explain Why Blessing Point Ministries Exists and Why You Should Consider Supporting Us I thought I would share three …

Deliver Us From Evil

The Danger of Willfulness in the Local Church . . . I tried to justify what I said as being in the best interest of the person with whom I was in con …

No Ugly Babies!

Or, Three Questions Every Church Planter Should Ask . . . I recently became a grandparent. (Woohoo!) While we were visiting my daughter, son-in-law a …

Communication Misfires

5 Threats to Transparency in Churches . . . I once owned a vehicle prone to backfiring, not something you hear too much anymore with today’s fuel i …

Stop the Parade!

Finding the Right Tool to Fix Your Church . . . There have been lots of tools offered to pastors and church leaders for fixing their churches through …