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8 Ways to Stop Biggering and Start Bettering the Church

Brandon Leadership

Remember the Once-ler? From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? He was a fairly normal guy who wanted to build a big business at the expense of the environment, so he kept “biggering and biggering” until all the trees were gone, the wildlife had vacated the landscape, and his business crashed. The little children’s bo seems to leave us with the impression …

Rick at Radicalis

An Interview with Rick Warren on Muslims, Evangelism, and Missions

Brandon Culture

Pastor Rick Warren has often said that “you never win your enemies to Christ, only your friends.” And he’s gone far past the limits most believers are willing to broach in order to form friendships and a world in need of Jesus. Because of this, he’s often the target of unfair criticism and unfounded rumors. If you’ve longed for …

Cross

The Savior-Sensitive, Seeker-Sensitive Church

Brandon Culture, Leadership, Preaching, Theology

In 1975, Bill Hybels assumed the leadership of a fledgling church plant that would grow into the rather influential Willow Creek Community Church. Under Bill’s leadership, the church pioneered many concepts in the seeker-sensitive strain of worship and ministry. In 1997, Bill and his wife, Lynne, co-wrote Rediscovering Church, an inside lo at how the church grew from 100 to …

Saddleback Church

Does Rick Warren Endorse Chrislam?

Brandon Culture

No. Period. It’s a funny thing. Since we’ve announced that we’ll be planting a new church in cooperation with the new Saddleback Network and that Rick Warren has endorsed and sent us, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the controversy over “chrislam.” I’m not going to link to any articles – Google tells the story, and it’s a sad …