November 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Blessings
I’ve been quiet for far too long (more about that soon), but didn’t want to miss the opportunity to wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving. I’ve come to realize that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love autumn in California. I love the fellowship. I love the food. And I love the reminders […]
It is my pleasure to welcome my friend and mentor, Michael Mack as today’s guest blogger. Mike is the author of I’m a Leader . . . Now What? How to Guide an Effective Small Group and editor of the Help! Guide series, of which Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging […]
(This is Part 3. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here) They are caregivers, often stressed and “smooshed.” Baby Boomers may have completed their child-rearing responsibilities, but many are now taking care of grandchildren. In 2008, 2.6 million Boomer grandparents were raising their grandchildren, while many more help with childcare so their adult children […]
March 26, 2016 | Comments Off on That’s My King!
I wonder, do you know him? Have a blessed Resurrection Day!
October 7, 2015 | Comments Off on 3 Essentials for Disciple-Making: What is Discipleship? |Part 2
(See the introduction to this article here.) What Is Discipleship? Discipleship is both modeling and teaching Christians the principles of Scripture—including doctrine, prayer, Christian living, and worship. But the key is teaching Christians to live out those principles. Ephesians 4:12-15 explains it well as equipping “his people for works of service, so that the body […]
On February 12, Why Didn’t You Warn Me? will be eight years old! Can you believe it? It’s been fun providing you with small group information and resources, even though I’m not terribly regular with my posts. To celebrate our birthday, I’m giving away a copy of my book, Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How […]
April 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Charts on the Book of Hebrews
Wow! Wow! WOW! Did I say, “Wow!” First of all, I love the book of Hebrews. I’ve taught it and would teach it again in a minute. Especially with this book. Kregel Academic has several of these charts books, but I’ve never seen one before. You can be sure that from now on, a Charts […]
As I always try to do the first week or so of January, I’ve been praying a lot about my year. I’ve evaluated last year, rejoicing in the things that worked and critiquing the things that didn’t. What do I want to repeat in 2012? What do I want to avoid like the plague in […]
It’s that time of year again. I want to wish each of you a very happy and holy Christmas. It’s been a privilege to serve through this site and my books. I appreciate your support, your comments, and of course, your purchases, during the past year. I’ve just posted the December newsletter with some […]
October 23, 2011 | 5 Comments
Tyler Edwards, pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Joplin, MO, says there is something missing in the church today. Stuck in a rut of routines and rituals, he claims the church is caught up in doing what it is “supposed to do” but is lacking the true essence of what it is supposed to provide: […]