When we wrote Future Church, we went a little long . . . 30,000 words long. To fit it between covers, we cut some of the best parts of the book and pointed readers to futurechurchbook.com/bonus to find them. Here's the good stuff, reconstituted as essays and tools. see the list…
FROM "SHOW UP" TO "GROW UP"
The vast bulk of church communication is to get people to show up, but people are showing up less than ever. Fortunately, Jesus never commanded us to get people to show up. Instead, leverage your online content to communicate the gospel from the start. Here's how. free sample…
THE VISION THING: 28 VISION DEVOTIONALS FOR YOUR TEAM
Churches crave vision. Fortunately, the Bible has a lot to say about it. These meditations with discussion questions can Bible-ground and Spirit-charge your team's conversations about God's vision for your church. more…
FRAMEWORKS FOR HANDLING SIN IN THE CHURCH
When a member of the church strays into sin, how we frame the problem shapes our response. The Bible presents three complementary ways of dealing with the issue. When all three are brought to bear like overlapping filters, the likelihood of a God-honoring solution that saves the sinner and the church greatly increases. more…
Preached during the primary season in 2016, this unique series of sermons investigates burning questions in public life—from big-picture puzzles such as the reason for government, the source of law, and whether America is a Christian nation, to hot-button issues such as debt and entitlements, immigration, race, and war. Also addressed are how Christians can prevent civil war and whether politics can change the world. more...
Resources on Jonathan Edwards: a one-page summary of his life, slides and notes from a lecture on his legacy, and a summary of a landmark book on his theology.
Watch my other sermons at my YouTube channel. My bread-and-butter messages are as biblical and challenging but generally not as hot-buttony (or as long) as those of the other series listed here.