When Church Membership is a Joke

It’s hardly a revelation that people don’t take church membership as seriously as they used to. Certainly there are blessed exceptions, saints who give their time, talent, and treasure faithfully, …

Straight Outta the Church

First there were the Gen-Xers and Millennials who were Nones, then there were Boomers who were Dones. People leave the church for a variety of reasons. And yes, some of …

A Tale of Twin Churches

As a parent of identical twin girls, I find twin studies pretty interesting. Research in this area, particularly of those who are monozygotic (identical) sharing “nearly 100% of their genes,” …

The Problem with Deferred Maintenance

Deferred maintenance in the church is like an onion; it has layers and it stinks. Deferred maintenance is defined as “the practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on …

A Simple Spiritual Truth about Church

If you’ve ever watched an iPhone commercial you’ve probably been enamored by the amazing photos and videos you could be taking if you had one. During introductory keynotes, Apple CEO Tim …

7 Hopes for the Church this Easter

There are many reasons to be down on the church. Prominent church leaders appear regularly in the news, too often in the midst of a scandal. Some churches have aligned …