April 5, 2018

In his book on Christian Leadership in uncharted territory, author and pastor Tod Bolsinger compares the times the church is living in to the experience of Lewis and Clark on their famous journey westward into uncharted territory. They were in search of the Northwest P...

May 22, 2017

Shows like The Walking Dead, video games like Dead Rising, movies like World War Z, and books like The Loving Dead have all seen widespread success in the past few years.  We are utterly fascinated with the idea of creatures existing in an undead state terrorizing the...

March 10, 2017

It’s an established fact that church attendance is declining and that many churches have been forced to close their doors. But this is happening at a time when more and more people are reporting increased religious engagement. These two, seemingly paradoxical, trends a...

January 10, 2017

The sharp decline of American Christianity has been widely publicized. 

What has been less publicized, or even discussed, is why this is happening.

To many who are not religious, or not particularly religious, there is an unspoken assumption that Christianity i...

January 10, 2017

When we Millennials were born – our parents came back to church.

Most of them weren’t terribly active in their early 20s. Ask them. You might be surprised.

But then, many of them began to reach those traditional markers of adulthood – marriage, a job, having children – a...

December 7, 2016

Where have all the Young Adults gone?

In almost every church I go into, I am asked some version of the same question. How can we get young adults back into our congregation?

I should probably mention that I work with churches, and that ministry to and with teenagers and...

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