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Thom Rainer

Five Overcorrection Mistakes Churches Make

The pendulum swings in churches. The congregation does not like a previous direction, so they overcompensate with the next move they make. Often, the overcompensation becomes a more challenging situation than the previous state.

Bryan Kim

A Shoe Musing

They say that when a tiger dies it leaves its leather, but when a people die they leave a legacy (their name). I regard that as the remnant of a life well lived. The reason why there is such an emptiness when a person passes away is precisely because of that remnant of a life well lived. When I think about our congregants that passed on before us, I still fully miss them as their legacy is left behind and remembered.

Thom Rainer

Seven Personality Types of Sick Churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches. Those statements are factual unless some type of change or intervention takes place. But intervention or change is unlikely unless the church recognizes that it is sick.

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The Billy Graham Rule: Finding a More Balanced Approach

Have you heard of the Billy Graham rule? It states that men should never have a one-on-one meeting with a woman who isn’t his wife. This rule recently came into the public eye when the Washington Post reported that Vice President Mike Pence “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

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Magnifying Christ: Seeing Him for Who He Truly Is

Every time I visited my grandfather in the senior apartments when I was a child, I’d have to find things to play with. He had a candy jar full of coins, thousands of toothpicks taken from various restaurants, and other things I thought were strange.

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