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Why We Go to Church Every Sunday

In talking with various church leaders, while also observing my own congregation, the ongoing trend of people joining their locally gathering church less often is striking. Find any study on church engagement and they all say the same thing: people go to church less often now than in years and decades prior. In this post […]


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Managing Anxiety

Anxiety is often thought of as an individual struggle, yet it also invades systems and relationships, leaving not just people but whole communities stuck in its grip. Steve Cuss helps identify why anxiety affects people and groups but also practical steps forward to loosen anxiety’s grip. Steve Cuss is a pastor and former hospital chaplain […]


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The Ministry of Touch with Lore Wilbert

The #metoo #churchtoo movement has vividly shown how broken our understanding of touch is. At times we misuse and abuse physical touch, and then negatively react to these realities by offering weak side hugs. This much is clear: we don’t know how to approach physical touch well. Listen as Lore Wilbert approaches an obviously needed […]


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Grief and the Prosperity Gospel

Quite often we are quick to either reject our emotions or let them run rampant, with little middle ground for allowing God to speak to us through them. Listen as Richard Clark shares about his podcast Living and Effective, and how the focus it had on the 5 stages of grief can teach us about […]


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A Secular Age

We are embedded in and overwhelmed by a world that is increasingly secular—a world without a need for God—leaving many Christians at a loss for how to navigate being people of faith. Listen in as Andrew Root helps navigate these tumultuous times for Christians looking for a way forward. Andrew Root is a professor at […]


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What Are People Looking For in a Church?

Throughout much of my time as a pastor I’ve been viewed as a young leader who should have insight into what “young people” want from a church. What makes people come to a church? What makes them stay? Whether I have any helpful insight on these questions remains to be seen, but I have been asked them too many […]


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