A month ago or so this country tried to lose its mind when Starbucks unveiled its annual Holiday Cup that was plain red. In a startling victory of common sense, “It’s just a cup” overwhelmed social media and quickly quashed the notion that this disposable vessel of overpriced caffeine was the end of Christianity as […]

Church Finance

December 14, 2015

So… About that Red Cup

I posted this December 2013 and 2014 and I’ve received so many positive comments about it, I thought I’d bring it out again.  Keep this in mind as you begin your festivities. A friend was telling me about the annual Christmas parade in a small town in Amish country.  He said it was in no […]

Church Finance

November 27, 2015

Why I’m OK with “Happy Holidays”

Advent, of course, is the time before Christmas.  It is the process of building toward Christmas Eve and, of course, Christmas morning.  The problem is that once December 26 has come, it’s over. Adam Hamilton, who regular readers to this blog know I respect greatly, uses Christmas as a lead-in to January.  In his book […]

Church Leadership

December 6, 2010

A little twist on Advent