Category Archives: Thought Questions

Thought Question: How to Deal With Criticism

I’m a big Thom Rainer fan. Thom has written numerous books on church leadership as well as regularly posting thoughtful articles at his blog. Several days ago, he posted a list of five ways to respond to criticism — Overall … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Can My Church Grow As This One Has?

Here’s a fascinating article about a Methodist congregation in a town of 23,000 that has made some changes and, as a result, experienced dramatic growth. Their worship attendance has doubled from 300 to over 600. Here’s what they credit their … Continue reading

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Thought Question: On the Advantages of Never Punting

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Thought Question: Kirktonholme Primary in East Kilbride, Scotland

Take a moment to read this June 9, 2013 story from the Daily Record newspaper, published in Scotland. And then read this view of the events reported in the Brotherhood News, an electronic news service associated with the more conservative Churches … Continue reading

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Thought Question: “Right Sizing” the Church Staff

This is from a reader — because, you know, I get emails — I’ve been in the position of terminating employees and being terminated. I know the pain it causes in people’s lives. I’ve also been reading your posts on becoming … Continue reading

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Thought Question: How Should Retirees Live for Jesus?

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Thought Question: Religion vs. Christianity

This video has had over 17 million views! Several bloggers have already reviewed it, some with positive comments and some with negative. Let’s look at it another way. As Christians and leaders in congregations, what can we learn from this … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Is Football a Religion?

Drag our Leaf Icon above to your taskbar to bookmark TGAM in Internet Explorer 9. Show me how Please don’t show me this again Remind me later Margaret Wente writes at the Globe and Mail, You can tell a lot … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Are the Churches of Christ Evangelical?

From Roger E. Olson — My experience over at least 40 years of paying attention to evangelicalism is that MOST Churches of Christ/Independent Christian Church people and churches DO NOT want to be included among the American evangelical movement.  For … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Cake for Lesbians, Arguing with Myself, Part 3 of 3

[This was supposed to post at 12 noon, but somewhere in the saving process I lost half the post. And work was WAY too busy to post during the day.] What if the marriage is bigamous — if you know … Continue reading

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