3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model

3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model

We’re so “ether-or” in our viewpoints, aren’t we? We have a tendency to form an opinion, stake a position, and defend it against anything that looks different. Tension can be good. Out of tension flows a creative discussion and differences of...
It Happened to a Church Family in Sutherland Springs, Texas

It Happened to a Church Family in Sutherland Springs, Texas

That’s the phrase that keeps going through my mind. It happened to a church family in a small town in Texas. A pastor’s teenage daughter was killed, along with twenty-five other people, plus the shooter at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas....
Dear Children's Cup, Happy 25th Birthday!

Dear Children's Cup, Happy 25th Birthday!

Just a few months ago, a team of people from Grace Hills visited Belize City to explore a potential partnership with Children’s Cup, which has now been sharing the gospel and serving the needs of the world’s underprivileged for twenty-five years. Since...
When God Awakens a City to Himself

When God Awakens a City to Himself

When I say “city,” you can think community, or neighborhood, or metropolitan area, or whatever your context is. The point is the same… I love the picture of Philippi coming to know Jesus through Paul and his friends in Acts, chapter 16. On Saturday,...
How the Church Can Experience Revival Today

How the Church Can Experience Revival Today

Most Christians I know want the church to experience revival. We just don’t all agree on what revival looks like. Back in the olden days (the mid-1990’s) I preached a few times at a small church (averaging 12 each Sunday) in eastern Arkansas. They had a...
The Kind of Old-Time Religion the Church Really Needs

The Kind of Old-Time Religion the Church Really Needs

I’m writing this article to a generation that might never have heard the old song, Old Time Religion (so I included a clip from an old movie, Sergeant York, for you). I grew up in an old-fashioned church. We had an old building, built in 1833, and an old...
Why Men Love A Christmas Story

Why Men Love A Christmas Story

There’s no denying that A Christmas Story is a cultural phenomenon. The movie gets played in marathon fashion on Christmas Day and has to be one of the most quoted films in American history. Example… every single time I see the word “FRAGILE”...
5 Things That Are Not So Wrong with the Church

5 Things That Are Not So Wrong with the Church

Because of my role as an Editor and Online Community Facilitator, I’m exposed to a very wide variety of thinking within the modern church. I read blogs by the reformed, the missional, the fundamental, the emerging, the evangelical, and the conservative points of...
13 Christian Gift Ideas from the Christian Gift Store

13 Christian Gift Ideas from the Christian Gift Store

Where would our society be without Christian gift stores? They used to be called bookstores, but the real revenue is in the gifts, the trinkets, and the $5 upsells at the register. By not shopping in regular gift stores, this industry helps us change the world and...
It's Getting Crazy for Pastors and Politics

It's Getting Crazy for Pastors and Politics

I’m a Pastor. It’s my calling. It’s my privilege. The word “pastor” is an old word that means shepherd, from the Greek, poimen. My role is to do two things: lead the flock, spiritually and directionally, as we communally obey...

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