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More than Hobby Lobby: My Take as a Scholar of Religious History

My blog this month at Religion in American History

Hobby Lobby was not my favorite work experience—it required long hours, ridiculous record-keeping, exposure to monotonous Christian muzak, and putting up with some creepy coworkers. 1,155 more words


How to Protect Your Church Members from Being Stolen

Recently, pastor and theologian David Fitch engaged Ed Stetzer on his data about megachurches and sheep stealing, it seemed that the only thing they could agree on is that there were too many church transfers.


Is 'slow church' good or bad?

The book Slow Church ought to be an interesting read. (See notice of it here.) We’d likely agree with much of it. The mega-church to us appears a creation of something far from Scripture. 451 more words

Church Growth

Black Megachurches

When I saw Tamelyn N. Tucker-Worgs’ The Black Mega-Church: Theology, Gender, and the Politics of Public Engagement, on the Baylor Press book table at a recent conference, I knew I needed to read it, and I’m glad I did. 255 more words

Resources - Books

The Gospel Alone

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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Celebrity Jeopardy, Pastor's Edition

It is a game we find endlessly entertaining. It pays lavish cash gifts to the contestants – celebrity pastors long on speaking gifts and ego. Part of the appeal is that the game appears unscripted. 671 more words


Meyer, White, and Women of the Prosperity Gospel

Here’s my blog for March on megachurches, female pastors, and the prosperity gospel. Dig it.

Meyer, White, and Women of the Prosperity Gospel

This is an idea that I am playing with for my manuscript on megachurches. 1,637 more words