Category Archives: Church Issues

As Americans Go Hungry, Where Is The Church?

The USDA has released a report showing that 49 million Americans are short on food.  17 million of these are children.  That is an increase from 11% of Americans in 2007 to nearly 15% in 2008. It is great that … Continue reading

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If you were a pastor, what would you want in a church?

First, let me start off by saying that I have not been posting much lately because I am extremely busy making arrangements for a move from California to Ohio, packing boxes at home and in my office, and wrapping up … Continue reading

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Is it ever okay to follow your own desires?

I recently submitted my resignation to the church where I currently serve as an associate pastor.  The reason?  My wife and I feel like we need to be closer to our families as we raise our daughter, who was just … Continue reading

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Are Pastors Required to be Married?

This may seem like a strange post.  Some of you may wonder why I even bring such a topic up for discussion.  Well, the reason I want to discuss it is because it is an issue that has impacted me … Continue reading

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Should Christian Churches Practice Separation?

In a previous post, I gave the doctrinal position of the GARBC (General Association of Regular Baptist Churches) regarding separation and asked for your feedback.  As a reminder, here is what the doctrinal statement of the GARBC states concerning this … Continue reading

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Biblical Separation: When have we gone too far?

This is going to be a controversial post.  Some of you will wonder why it is controversial.  The topic itself does not seem to be that big of a deal.  However, I serve as a pastor in a fellowship of … Continue reading

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Does college cause students to lose their faith?

I have been reading and enjoying Sam Rainer’s blog for the last month or so.  Sam is co-author of Essential Church?, which I have blogged about previously (here and here). In his latest blog entry, Rainer discusses the impact of … Continue reading

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Should churches evaluate pastors and ministries?

Businesses do it annually.  Some may even do it more often.  But is it appropriate for a church to evaluate its current ministries and staff? After all, the church is not a business.  What would the evaluation criteria be?  Members?  Attendance?  … Continue reading

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Why we do the things we do – VBS Edition

VBS (Vacation Bible School) is in full force at my church.  It has been a busy week.  I was thinking to myself Monday as I was finishing up some final preparation: “Why do we do this?”  I mean, if you have … Continue reading

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Are You Too Ashamed to Ask?

I have been blogging about church issues lately, especially in relation to why people leave the church between the ages of 16 to 22 and how we can stop the trend. During one of the previous discussions on this site, … Continue reading

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