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What Do Pastors Need Today? Assessing Our Status in Order to Move Ahead

Pastor, you’re not doing well as you want to be… and that’s ok. This past week we hosted our Amplify Conference and my notepad is…

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You Are What You Sweep

Why being made of dust is both terrifying and encouraging. Dust goes unnoticed, for the most part. It surrounds us, but unless we work in…

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“If You Don’t Open Your Church, You are a Compromised Coward”—Leading Through the Decision of When and How to Resume Gathered Worship

Leading your church to decide about when to meet. I recently tweeted: “If you open your church, you don’t love your neighbor. If you don’t…

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“You are a Compromised Coward”—Discussing How to Resume Gathered Worship

Leading your church to decide about when to meet. I recently tweeted: “If you open your church, you don’t love your neighbor. If you don’t…

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The Church Proved It Can Get Creative. Let’s Not Stop Adapting.

How rethinking worship can improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Over the past few months, faith communities around the world have adapted to gather and…

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George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects. The rest of the country knows George Floyd…

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George Floyd, a Central Park 911 Call, and All the Places Without Cameras: Being Our Brother’s Keeper

We are all bound to each other because we are all made in the image of God. It happened again yesterday. This time, one Minneapolis…

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George Floyd, a Central Park 911 Call, and All the Places Without Cameras

Because we all are made in God’s image, we’re called to be our brother’s keeper. It happened again yesterday. This time, one Minneapolis police officer…

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Understanding, Engaging, and Deploying the Generations Present in Your Church, part 1

We can learn from different generations by knowing the important trends and distinctions of each. This is my first post of six dealing with generations….

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When Not Helping Hurts

We’ve long preached sustainable development over handouts. The pandemic forces us to change our approach—for now. The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating economic impact…

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