Simple Truth: Why We're Okay with Repetition in Worship

Simple Truth: Why We’re Okay with Repetition in Worship

Last week, my four-year-old walked around the house for at least twenty minutes singing, “You are good, good, oh!” We sang “King of My Heart” that morning at church, and I think he could hear the ...
Two Myths That Keep Us off Mission

Two Myths That Keep Us off Mission

One of the greatest hurdles to productivity is busyness. This is true for tasks and checklists, and it’s also true for discipleship and living on mission. I have seen two main myths keep me and others ...
Becoming More Valuable to Your Church

Becoming More Valuable to Your Church

I’m a yes-man. My “daddy issues” generate in me the desire to be wanted, and my generalist skillset allows me to be helpful in a number of different areas. This mixture means I say yes to ...
Exercising Your Faith as a College Student

Exercising Your Faith as a College Student

It's been said that one out of every 5 Americans is a none. Not a “nun,” but a “none." The nones are a group of atheologists. A none is someone that has zero religious affiliation. Now, ...
Engage Your People

Leading in Worship: More Than Singing Well

The most nervous I have ever been while leading worship was during chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I fretted for weeks over what songs to sing, finally settled on a set, and practiced as much ...
Our Top 5 Posts So Far

Our Top 5 Posts So Far

As we close out our first five months of writing about making disciples and planting churches, I thought it would be only fitting to revisit the top five posts we have had so far. If you ...

Reflections on My 21st Anniversary: How Wives Are Made

Upon reflection, marrying a beautiful woman isn't that hard. I was an underemployed, college dropout when Brooke married me. We later found out that someone literally planned to interrupt the ceremony when the pastor asked: "If ...
On Being Bi-Vocational - Serving Chicken to the Glory of God

On Being Bi-Vocational: Serving Chicken to the Glory of God

Since I first tasted Chick-fil-A twenty years ago at a mall in Enid, Oklahoma, I have loved it. But, I never really expected to be working for them. I never thought I would go from being ...
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10 Reasons You Can’t Plant a Church

Should I plant a church? I still remember asking myself that very question years ago. Being a part of five church plants over the years, ten characteristics constantly rose to the top that indicated whether or ...

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