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February 27, 2015

Do We Really Need Another Church Plant?


We need to go where the people are. We need to think outside the box. We need to share the Gospel. These are just a few of the phrases that I hear frequently these days among church planters, including many who are very close fri...

January 19, 2015

5 Features of Flourishing Congregations

As I survey the vast interdisciplinary literature on churches that thrive, five interrelated features stand out to me (and perhaps there are more that ought to be added to this list). What binds the following together is intention...

October 24, 2014

Leaving and Not Coming Back?

Next week I head to the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting in Indianapolis. I will present a paper titled, “Dwindling Demand: Abandoning Religious Involvement and Affiliation in Canada.” This material arises from the...

August 5, 2014

Why do some convert to a religion and others do not? What contributes to de-conversion and then conversion to another religion, or to no religion at all?


Over the last half century in particular social scientists have published countless books and articles based on sou...

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