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Rich Pastors Should Live Humbled Lives.

I heard a pastor once say that when he goes to restaurants he doesn’t order smoothie drinks because the smoothies are placed in the same glasses as alcoholic drinks, and some of the drinks are the same except one is a virgin and one is not, so he sticks to water or soda so nobody can mistake him for drinking an alcoholic beverage. 524 more words

Christianity

The Assemblies of God among the Megachurches

Over on my Facebook page, I posted the Facts & Trends story, “Where Are All the Megachurches?” earlier this morning. However, I dug around a bit in the data underlying this story and found out that the Assemblies of God (USA) has the fifth largest group of megachurches among Protestant congregations. 205 more words

Assemblies Of God

Are You a Wealthy Professional? Gateway Church Wants You!!!!!

In today’s news of Megachurch Pastors Behaving Badly, we turn our attention to Gateway Church in the north Dallas area.

It is no secret that most of American evangelicalism looks to the wealthy upper/middle professional class as the engine that drives its growth, and has shaped itself around the priorities, needs, interests, and desires of this class.  315 more words

People With WAY Too Much Time On Their Hands

Are Megachurces as "Normal" as 300-yard Golf Drives?

As my wife and I were enjoying a casual stroll recently, the subject of false perceptions came about. We spoke at length about how many things which are presented to the public as “normal” are anything but. 824 more words

Commentary

“Compel Them to Come In” (part 3)

Making a Case for Northway Christian Church

Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes
and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.
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Soundings

Deuteronomy 18:15-22 (Part 2) - If It Ain't About Jesus...Then It's About The Wrong Thing!

Deuteronomy 18:15-22 (Part 2)

True and False Prophets

In preparation for a “week-long intensive” as they call it in this, my semester of my first year of three years of my doctoral program, I had to write a research paper about leadership styles and organization methods in churches. 1,749 more words

Is anyone questioning the megachurch, "Satellite" campuses, or Celebrity Pastors?

I was recently at a conference, and was struck by a conversation with a youth pastor.  While introducing himself, he was explaining his role, and spoke with pride how his church which already had several satellite sites was now acquiring another large congregation and its own set of satellites.   311 more words

Man Of Faith