Church Leadership Culture Topics

10 Cultural Trends the Church Will Be Talking About in 2020 (Part 1)

May 19, 2017

Where will society go in the next few years? Sure, while it’s impossible to completely predict the future, we can get a general idea based on trends. After all, if people like Warren Buffet can get rich by accurately predicting trends, wouldn’t be possible for the church to map out possible future challenges based on current events? That’s where a really great conference I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the last couple of years come in. It’s called the the…

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EC3 Podcast Season 2 | Episode 2: Shawn Boonstra

Episode 2 of the EC3 podcast features Shawn Boonstra, Speaker-Director for the Voice of Prophecy. A few highlights of this episode: Did Jesus really practice disinterested benevolence? We make a mistake if we accept that human beings are content with uncertainty. Research is quickly…

February 28, 2017

6 Approaches to Handle the Bullies in Your Life

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2017. One again, it’s that time of year to attempt a New Years resolution. No matter whether you decide to begin a new exercise routine, stick to a budget, or read the Bible from front to back, commitment…

February 7, 2017

EC3 Podcast Season 2 | Episode 1: Dr. Carlton Byrd

Season 2 is here and none other than Dr. Carlton Byrd (Speaker-Director for Breath of Life Ministries and Senior Pastor of the Oakwood Seventh-day Adventist Church) is joining me to kick off this episode. We spent a few great minutes in conversation about evangelism and its…

January 17, 2017

Why So Much Division in the World? Here’s the Answer.

Given the various controversies all over the world in the past few weeks, I’ve decided to share a relevant chapter from my first book, “Talking Over Haystacks: 25 Thoughts on Leadership, Ministry, and the Future of Adventism” available on To purchase a copy, click…

November 14, 2016