Category Archives: Strategic Thoughts

Free Curriculum!

I see today that a good thing has happened. Free curriculum, that due to its source, can be considered doctrinally safe and sound. What follows has nothing to do with the curriculum. I am genuinely pleased that in our capitalistic … Continue reading

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The Problem with My Neighbor

I’m not sure what you thought when you read that title, but it would not be unusual if you treated it as a fill-in-the-blank question, to which the response may have been something like, “Where do I begin?” That’s certainly … Continue reading

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It All Hangs in the Balance

Balance. This is something that we seem to be moving farther away from. While we tout an understanding of the two Great Commandments – to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and … Continue reading

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Illustration and Dissonance

2 Timothy 3:16 tells us God’s Word  “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Teaching – Giving instruction Rebuking – Identifying where a mistake has been made Correcting – How to return to the correct line of … Continue reading

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Breaking the Deep Ice

Icebreakers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes in the form of “the life of the party,” whose spontaneity and humor get everyone laughing together, easing the way into conversation and relationship. Sometimes the icebreaker is a crisis … Continue reading

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The Pulse of a Church

On June 7, 2010, I weighed almost 300 pounds. After years of stress, working two and three jobs, and crashing on the sofa for late night dinner and snacks, I checked my pulse… again. I say again, because I had … Continue reading

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Managers vs Leaders: American Idol and The Voice

Churches need managers and leaders. But they need to know that these are different roles with different expectations. Not being a fan of reality shows, I was surprised that I had to stop and watch the first episode of “The … Continue reading

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