6 Signs Your Congregation Doesn’t Smell Right

I regularly read outside the world of congregational life in an effort to understand leadership issues. In Fast Company magazine, I found an article dedicated to helping startup entrepreneurs establish healthy practices. The title, “6 Signs Your Company Culture...

How a Baptist Associational Meeting Made My Day

When I arrived at the local Baptist association meeting, I parked on the lower level of the lot. As I was walking toward the building, I noticed several parking spaces near the door labeled “elderly.” I thought this was very considerate, but, of course,...

Striking Up Friendships at Interfaith Bowling

It may have been the article I posted back on Day 61 of our KOH2RVA (Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia) initiative about bowling alleys that inspired me. Whatever it was, when my interfaith group started talking about how we could move beyond dialogue to...

God’s Bouncers Protect Their Rules at All Costs

When it comes to bars and such, I’m hardly a habituĂ©. But I do know what a bouncer is. It is his responsibility to make sure the patrons, due to the excessive use of libations, do not get out of hand. If they do, the bouncer removes them, sometimes not so...