ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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Culture-Warrior or Bible-Preacher

October 16, 2017

When the modern preacher spends time studying the Old Testament prophets he is often inspired by these bold leaders who seem to care little about audience reception and care nothing about personal reputation.  We applaud their willingness to speak truth to an audience unwilling to receive it. These “disputation speeches” can be found in the […]

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How to Leave Right

September 25, 2017

Have you ever wondered if there is a “good” way to leave a job, ministry, church, or position? On this episode, Josh and Drew discuss the best ways to leave a ministry or a place of work the right way. Learn how to make the best of a bad situation without burning bridges and vilifying […]

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The Power of Vulnerability

August 28, 2017

Vulnerability is the shortest and strongest bridge that connects a leader to his followers. One of the most terrible accusations that can be made against a leader is that he is unapproachable, or worse unrelatable.  Those you are attempting to lead ought genuinely know that you are a real person with real problems whose happened […]

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The Idea Talks podcast is BACK!!!

August 1, 2017

Well, it’s been a while since we last posted a new episode to The Idea Talks podcast – but we are back and excited to announce that a new episode will be released on the last Monday of the month – every month. This episode is entitled: The Road to 100.  How to grow a […]

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The Idea Talks podcast is BACK!!!

August 1, 2017

Well, it’s been a while since we last posted a new episode to The Idea Talks podcast – but we are back and excited to announce that a new episode will be released on the last Monday of the month – every month. This episode is entitled: The Road to 100.  How to grow a […]

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The Cool Pastor

July 19, 2017

I’ve heard it many times, “a pastor shouldn’t try to be cool.” And I certainly agree, for there is nothing more “uncool” than a man attempting to be cool. But what about those who are naturally gifted in the realm of coolness? What if you are genetically conditioned to have great hair? What if you […]

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Hey Christian – Don’t Shut Up!

April 24, 2017

In our modern secular society, Christian leaders are often asked to shut up and sit down.  We are encouraged to share our thoughts, positions, and opinions – but only in established Christian environments.  But when our voice spills out from the pulpit and into the public square we are publically ridiculed and chastised.  “For the […]

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Young Men and Old Men

April 10, 2017

Labels!  We don’t like them!  Young men don’t think of themselves as young and old men don’t think of themselves as old, probably because the words “young” and “old” are not specific enough.  They are highly subjective, are they not?  A man who dies at 65 was “just too young”, a man who has a […]

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Leadership – Lessons from Jesus

April 3, 2017

Though there is much we can learn from the leaders of this present world (Luke 16:8), it is important the Christian leader look to Jesus Christ as his primary source for leadership training.  Jesus has much more to say on the subject of leadership than we can cover in this little post, however I will […]

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WHY IS IT SO HARD TO TRUST LEADERS?

February 13, 2017

The American mind has a very difficult time trusting those in authority.  Perhaps we were more traumatized by the tyranny of King George or the dictatorial demands of authoritarian regimes from which we migrated than previously expected.  Perhaps words like Watergate, Lewinski, WMDs, and deleted emails have broken down the walls of trust.  Perhaps too […]

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