Better Bricks

Note: I participate on Theology Web and originally posted the following as part of a discussion there. The post is here.   So, what do we DO about Christian Education? Tighten up curricula? Churches who depend on membership aren’t going to want to run off the Sunday School Social Club crowd – and to be fair, this is … More Better Bricks

Where to?

If you’ve been in a church longer than six months and your class isn’t perpetually studying a quarterly, odds on favorite is you have participated in the age old discussion – what do we want to do next? Either everyone stares at the floor or several throw out the latest book they read – or … More Where to?

How to Make Problems into Opportunities

Lower attendance, higher building maintenance, relevance, lovely bus but no driver, paid staff wants to be paid more, Sunday School is empty school – the list of a church’s woes is long and it seems that its resources grow smaller all the time. What’s a frazzled pastor, building committee, administrative committee, <insert whatever your church … More How to Make Problems into Opportunities

The Fish Are Winning

Name two schools that never have graduates: a school of fish and Sunday School. Two sad things here – number one, it’s true and number two, at least the school of fish GOES SOMEWHERE. What was once a great educational tradition have become a devotional social club, often heavier on the social than the devotional. … More The Fish Are Winning

Roman Around

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. 9 God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now … More Roman Around