The more financial pressures placed on a church planter, the greater the pressure will be to attract “church people” to join the new church so that the giving base will grow.

Today is a day to honor those who have given their lives for the freedom that we enjoy in America.

My dad, Raymond A. DeVries, was born on May 14, 1932. He went home to heaven on October 26, 1982. He was 50 years old when he died. I was 17 – a senior in high school.

What would it look like if the gospel was planted in your city and the church that emerged was “native” to the culture?

May 15 episode of “LOST” – Hurley walks into his home and is concerned that there might be a prowler inside. Before opening the back door, he reaches down and grabs a foot-tall statue of Jesus off the dresser and raises it over his head.

In a lunch conversation with my friend Steve Ogne a few weeks ago, he shared three observations about Multiplication Movements after his trip to India.

I was listening to a presentation by Bob Logan recently on developing leaders and coaches. He asked the question: “How many training events have you been to that missed the mark because they were irrelevant?”

This past Sunday, Dr. Mark Saucy (Professor of Theology at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Califorinia)

Extractionalism |

Extractionalism is moving new Christians out of relationship with non-believers in the culture in order to foster new relationships almost exclusively within the church.

Wow! I can’t believe I finished my dissertation late last night! It feels incredible to be done.