Friday, November 23, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Blending Families

I recently had a column published in The Shelbyville News about the difficulties of blending families. The article is at

If you have trouble with the link, go to and then enter ny name in teh search foeld to the left to find the column.

I'd love any worthwhile feedback --


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Dynamic and dormant churches

Why is it that some churches are so dynamic and others so dormant? Why are some churches so lively and others lethargic?

Among the reasons, I think that

1. Vital churches want lots of noisy children and youth; dull ones want quiet.
2. Vital churches plan for the future; dull ones dwell on the past.
3. Vital churches serve people; dull ones sustain programs.
4. Vital churches declare God’s unchanging love in forms of ministry that change as needed; dull ones do things the way they’ve always been done.
5. Vital churches celebrate worship; dull ones endure it.
6. Vital churches are full of tithers; dull ones are full of tippers.

What would you add?