Giving Where We Gather

Giving Where We Gather

The COVID-19 virus is in full effect in our country, and in our churches. While there has been much hand wringing there has also been much hand raising and praising. We are discovering a lot about the nature of the church and what it means to be a called people,...
Defining Reality

Defining Reality

Max DePree was the CEO of Herman Miller Furniture company. Herman Miller produces some of the finest office furniture in the world and is acclaimed as one of the best examples of a company with great values and good management. In his book, Leadership is an Art, he...
Breathe in the Air

Breathe in the Air

A few years ago, I was in a boat on Lake Superior, heading out to tour the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. I highly recommend it. As we were pulling away from the dock the captain asked if anyone was from New York, Philadelphia, or any east coast city. Some folks...
Where Do You Want to Be?

Where Do You Want to Be?

I was having a conversation with someone about his motivation for giving generously to so many different ministries he loved. An older man, he was mostly confined to his cane and an occasional walker. Aging with dignity he smiled and shrugged about his current...
Is Your Church in the Plan?

Is Your Church in the Plan?

Recent surveys indicate that in America: 65 out of every 100 people say they are Christian 45 out of every 100 people say they attend religious services once or twice a month While these numbers are down over previous decades, it still indicates that a whopping number...