The 80/20 Problem – A Different View (Scripture Impressions and Digressions)

[This is an impression and digression from my sermon at FBC Tulsa on 4/29/2012] Most churches today are all too familiar with the 80/20 principle. This concept is described as follows: 80% of the essential service of the church is done by only 20% of the church's people. The exact ratio will obviously vary from … Continue reading The 80/20 Problem – A Different View (Scripture Impressions and Digressions)

Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

Most Christians no longer give a tithe, or 10%, to their church.  However, studies suggest that most people who attend a church regularly usually put at least some money into an offering plate during the year. Most people who give to the church probably assume that at least part of their giving goes to the … Continue reading Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

John Stott (1921-2011) lives as a homeless man – a story in memory of his death today

Today (7-27-11), the saintly John R. W. Stott died in London at the age of 90. "Uncle John" was and is one of the most important people to help shape the evangelical landscape in the last 100 years. He has also been called "the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the twentieth … Continue reading John Stott (1921-2011) lives as a homeless man – a story in memory of his death today