Michael D. Perkins’ Identity Crisis [Podcast]

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[Editor's Note: ChurchMag Press is giving away five copies of Identity Crisis—details at the end of the podcast and blog post!] KC Procter brings us another interview—this time—with author Michael D. Perkins about his newest devotional published with ChurchMag Press. I remember the first time I found Michael online. He had a 'handwritten' blog. He would handwrite his blog posts, scan them, and then load them up to his blog. Very cool. Very creative. It's great to hear the voice of an ... Continue Reading

Identity Crisis: 21 Days to Discovering Who God Says You Are

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I believe many, especially in the church, are experiencing an identity crisis. They simply do not understand what God says about them or who God says they are in Him. Because when we understand who we are, everything changes.Have you ever felt like you were not good enough? Have you ever felt like you were not smart enough? Have you ever felt like you were not adequate enough? Have you ever had a difficult time figuring out who you are? I know I have. ... Continue Reading

ChurchMag Press is on Amazon

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Since launching ChurchMag Press in June of this year, it has been our intent to make ChurchMag publications available on Amazon. However, with only two of us—myself and KC Procter—we hadn't found the bandwidth with an initial launch of 8 digital resources and a few more this month (sign-up for updates). So, needless to say, we are very excited to announce that ChurchMag Press publications are now available on Amazon! Here are the details: ... Continue Reading

Saturday Morning Reviews

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Over the past several years, ChurchMag has posted various book and music reviews. Book reviews have traditionally been posted on occasion without any kind of consistency and the music reviews have been off and on just the same—titled: Turntable. I am not interested in ChurchMag becoming some kind of music and book review site, but I am interested in reviewing music and books that are relevant to the ChurchMag community. This would include music of various genres—not just worship—and the books ... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Deliver Sermons That Cut Through The Noise

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In a recent post on how long a sermon should be, church consultant Thom Rainer posited the insight that attention spans are not necessarily shortening. In fact he thinks a significant number of people want longer sermons, not shorter ones. In his survey he says 41% of people want shorter sermons and 37% think sermons should be longer. Who would have thought it? Regardless of how long you preach your church definitely wants you to be constantly up-skilling your preaching, especially if you ... Continue Reading

Book Review: Manage Your Day-to-Day

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A while ago, my wife hit me with some very serious truth, "You read a ton about theology and philosophy, but you don't struggle with that." Her follow up comments gave me some hints at things I struggle with, so I decided to start reading along those lines. Earlier in the summer, I read Crazy Busy and learned a lot about my issues with always being on-the-go. This month, I took a tip from fellow ChurchMag-er, KC Procter, and read Manage Your Day-to-Day edited by Jocelyn K. Glei. Written by a ... Continue Reading

A Wes Molebash Birthday Bash Surprise for EVERYONE!

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Who doesn’t like a birthday party? There’s cake, presents, funny cards, friends, and family. Maybe even a few jokes about growing old. And how about all the well-wishers on Facebook, right? NOTE: If you hide your birthdate people won’t know it’s your birthday. You’ve survived and thrived this long. Be proud and flaunt it. Birthdays are awesome because it’s a collective opportunity to make someone feel special. To remind them of how important they are to us. To thank them for the impact on ... Continue Reading

The Incomparable Insert Image Endures Forever

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They say "laughter is the best medicine." Well, I don't know who "they" are, but I love to laugh and it always leaves the heart full. Although your cheeks might hurt a little. Some of the best laughter is when we laugh at ourselves. Wes Molebash, a cartoonist, pastor and family man, has written a hilarious web comic for over 2 years. Through Insert Image, he highlights some of the more ridiculous stuff Christians are known for while challenging a few norms long overdue for the ... Continue Reading

Social Media Handbook: Church Edition

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Hey, did you know ChurchMag was a publisher? It's true. We are excited to announce the first collaborative self-published ebook under the sparkling new digital publishing platform, ChurchMag Press. Today you can get your digital fingers on the Social Media Handbook: Church Edition. Written specifically for those involved in ministry who "get" social media, this handbook is designed to be your guide to the next level. ... Continue Reading

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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I hate hype, especially when it comes in the form of a recommendation. My friends told me, begged me even, to watch the show CHUCK. I ignored them, waiting until after it had been off the air for over a year before I started. Why am I so stubborn? It's just how I am. Sadly, I was just as stubborn with the book Ready Player One. Every time I turned around, the book was being reviewed and heartily endorsed. I gave in, got a copy, and never got around to reading it...until now! So, one year later, ... Continue Reading