6 Twitter Tips fo...

Do you long to be worthy of being anointed with the coveted title of hipster pastor? Are you tired of being perceived as a mere keeper of the flock? If you truly want to be the “super cool” hipster pastor Jesus saved you to be, a key thing you need to master is how to use Twitter to be self-promoting in the name of Jesus. Here are 6 Twitter tips to help you become a “Legit” hipster pastor:  Tip #1 Be sure to regularl...

Good Fear/Bad Fea...

Protective or Paralyzing Whether we like it or not, fear is a factor in all our lives. And that’s not always a bad thing. Fear of punishment often keeps a child from making wrong choices. Fear of going to prison may keep adults from committing crimes. But fear can also keep people from realizing the potential God has placed within them.  Fear can also paralyze. It can freeze people in their tracks like a deer in the ...

Transition at Cal...

Pastor Brian Brodersen gives a brief update on his transition into the role of Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the exciting things God is doing in the church. This interview, hosted by Ken Sutton, is Part 1 of 4 in a follow-up series to a Christianity Today article on Pastor Brian Brodersen.  htt...

How to Give an Al...

In a previous post I gave one important principle about the altar call: don't manipulate. We can manipulate in a call to decision by: Using bait and switch tactics Surprising our hearers with the call to decision Extending the invitation for an unreasonable amount of time Making the invitation so broad hoping that someone will decide Using pretend converts to "prime the pump" None of these have a place in a clear, ho...

Is Our Gospel too...

In 1987, Ronald Reagan gave one of his most famous speeches during his presidency. He stood before the Berlin Wall with 45,000 in attendance and said, “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  In eighteen months that wall was “t...

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