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“Unless these churches make some renovations, they will eventually be empty.” Source: 7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For A helpful reminder that the church is not the latest fad or a generational preservation society. “You see, when Jesus died for the church, he died for men and women who would function as his hands […]






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Source: 3 Reasons Contemporary Worship IS Declining, and 5 Things We Can Do to Help the Church Move On Its interesting how the above 50 crowd still thinks “contemporary” worship is where it at to attract “young people.” Mainline congregations are aging and yet in their tradition, they have one of the things that Millennials […]






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I am seeing more congregations move to the singular worship style approach. Source: Six Reasons Some Churches Are Moving Back to One Worship Style Thom Rainer is another writer I enjoy. Theologically a little different as a Southern Baptist but he is a keen observer of church culture and trends. This move back to one […]






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Source: On Being an iPhone Pastor for a Typewriter Church | The Millennial Pastor This is yet another great blog post from The Millennial Pastor that gives a great insight into the great generational divide in the Church. While he looks at it from the Millennial/Boomer divide, its also true for many of us GenXers. […]






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Source: Ten Highly Effective Strategies for Crushing your Pastor’s Morale | When I Survey . . . So why does satire work? Because it is always based in a kernal of truth we don’t want to face. Pastors, enjoy this one.






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Source: The church is not dying. It’s failing. There’s a difference. | Portfolio of Maggie Nancarrow The conversation of the decline and future of the North American Church continues

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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ – The Washington Post. Rachel Held Evans nails it again. Authenticity trumps cool for millennials.






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Are Christians Scheming Swindlers? – Bible Study and the Christian Life. Another fascinating article that I want to come back to and say more. However, this Kierkegaard quote sums it up. Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher, commented on this disconnect between belief and practice, “The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy […]






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The Most Disturbing Trend Happening in Your Church in 2015 – Trending Christian Blog. Specifically, in the last 2 years, I have see one common thread become a common rope. Its presence is now ubiquitous; every church I talk with mentions this problem…. I have never seen a problem discussed this commonly amid a diversity […]






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When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can “Bring In Young Families” . . . | achurchforstarvingartists. For those who still follow Wired Jesus, recent months have involved several hacks of the site since “the big one” of a year ago. I’m planning on a relaunch in May/June of Wired Jesus 2.0, complete with podcast and […]






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