Why Great Churches Are Like Your Best Vacation

When Gil Rendle speaks, I listen. He’s been a pastor, author and consultant. Now retired, his work has inspired me and given voice to much of what I see and feel is happening in congregations. He “gets it,” in a way that too many experts do not. His...

How Your Church Resembles New-Car Technology

Billions of dollars are spent annually on vehicle technology that drivers never use. J.D. Power and Associates released a report last week about technology use in cars, explaining that today’s luxury cars are packed to overflowing with every connected gadget...

How to Live Your Life to the Max

This summer, at a brief retreat along the Hudson River about an hour north of New York City, I rediscovered a forgotten prayer by Anselm of Canterbury, a 12th-century guide to matters of the heart and spirit. The prayer begins:  O my God, teach my heart where and how...

Our Questions and God’s Answers

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 23, 2012. Mark 9:30-37 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them,...

How to Live With Praise, Purpose, and Power

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Pastor, January 1, 2012. Psalm 148 1 Praise the Lord!   Praise the Lord from the heavens;    praise him in the heights! 2 Praise him, all his angels;    praise him, all his host! 3 Praise him, sun...