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Why Christian Love is Expensive

A key element of survival is to know who you can count on to help you stay alive. The reverse is equally important: who is not trustworthy? Deep within our human psyche, we have a “homing device” t...

Loving Our (Unexpected) Neighbor

Mankind, he has told each of you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) Jesus told many incredible...

A Framework for Deciding When to Pull and When to Feed a Church Program

When I was consulted by other church leaders, I was often asked to offer suggestions about what church programs they should eliminate. “Hey Eric, you wrote Simple Church, what should we get rid of?...

Discipleship Is About Learning... By Doing

Some things you can only really learn by doing.I remember several years ago I took our son on his first camping trip. I did not grow up doing a lot of camping, but I figured it couldn’t be that har...

One Word That Simplifies Discipleship

The closing of Matthew’s gospel is not just a tidy end to his book; these last few verses are the marching orders for the church: The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Je...

Michael Kelley Appointed as New Executive Director for the Rooted Network

We are honored to announce Michael Kelley as the new Executive Director for the Rooted Network. Michael brings extensive experience as a publishing executive, church leader, and author, and is well...

3 Theological Truths about Advanced Sermon Planning

Occasionally someone will ask a question that reveals a struggle with planning a teaching/sermon calendar far in advance. Questions like: Question: How do you listen to the Spirit if everything is...