The Train of Conflict is Coming

The Train of Conflict is Coming

CXAs a child, my neighborhood friends and I loved to play on a train track near our house. Foolish, I know, but quite fun and exhilarating. We learned to tell when a train was coming long before it actually appeared. We would put our ears to the rail and hear the...
Your Church: Re-Start, Re-Fresh or Re-Launch?

Your Church: Re-Start, Re-Fresh or Re-Launch?

Our current virus pandemic has forced all of us to face some harsh realities. One of the benefits of experiencing a seismic shift in our world is the ensuing time of introspection and the questioning of our assumptions. Most churches are realizing that the landscape...
Are You Curious? 

Are You Curious? 

I wish you were more curious. I wish we were more curious. I wish I were more curious. Right now, we desperately need churches, leaders and organizations that are curious. We need to be asking questions and exploring new insights. We need to confess our...
Now What?

Now What?

My friend Mike Smith (recently retired pastor at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City TN and thinker extraordinaire) and I have been speculating about what is on the horizon for congregations and parishes as the next phase of the Covid-19 shutdown takes place. We’ve...