Increasing Churches’ Effectiveness

May 2007 Connections. We’ve all had our pulse and blood pressure checked as signs of our personal physical health, but what vital signs should we be checking to measure the health of our churches? A fascinating new book… Continue reading

Apr 2001 Connections. “While there was considerable continuity in American Christianity between 1800 and 1960, the past four decades of Christianity in America have been marked by an unprecedented degree of discontinuity.” So says church analyst Lyle Schaller in his… Continue reading

Sept 1998 Connections. I’m still thinking about the kind of decision-making processes that John Wesley called “conference” and other Christians throughout our history have called “discernment.” Read/download 9-1998 Connections >