Cultural Christianity is dying. One no longer has to be a Christian or in a church to be accepted by society. That relatively easy pool of prospective attendees for our churches is disappearing.
Churches are flawed. Every single church is broken in various ways and differing degrees. Yours. Mine. Yes, even the “better” ones.
The wife walked into my office alone. She informed me that her husband would be arriving separately. When he finally came, they talked to me, but not to one another.
On March 10, eight justices from the Supreme Court of Korea unanimously voted for the unprecedented impeachment of President Geun-Hye Park. Among the five grounds for impeachment introduced by the National Assembly, the violation of sovereign power and the constitution was enough to determine her impeachment.
There are a lot of us Baby Boomer pastors and Christian leaders around. And it’s cliché, but we aren’t getting any younger. It’s a quiet question that many are asking, but they are asking it nonetheless: What age should I retire?
They say that the rain from this rainy season completely relieved Southern California's long standing drought. It has been 12 years since I came to this region, and I have never seen it rain so hard.
Before I knew it, I have become quite old. Last week many people celebrated my aging. It is a joy for me to get older. There was a time when I was a little sad about getting older.
Over the past three decades, I have learned much about preacher eater churches. Most of the time, they can be described with six main traits.
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to learn. The heart that desires to learn is a beautiful heart. It is said that the word ‘beauty’ is originally derived from the word, ‘know’.
Here are the most frequent comments we heard from church staff. These are ten ways pastors can be great bosses.
Being 'alone' has taken the reins of an emerging new cultural shift. I recently read an article which commented on the aesthetics of 'alone culture' by illustrating that there are those who eat alone in a restaurant, drink alone at a bar, play alone, sing alone, do make-up alone instead of at a beauty salon, and camp alone, among other things.
Some of the most painful wounds in ministry are self-inflicted. But, sometimes, compromise is in order.
As I am not able to hide my age any longer, I dye the snow-white hairs underneath my ears. The compliments of "You haven't changed a bit!" used to be meaningless to me, but now holds credence over my life.
I received four books as gifts during the last Sunday. It was a really amazing day. Two books were written in English, and the other two books were written in Korean. I am happy when I receive a book as a gift.
It happens too frequently. It can be the lead pastor or any church staff member. And too many churches do not handle such tragedy well.