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Author David Hull

David Hull is the southeast coordinator for the Center for Healthy Churches and lives in Watkinsville, Georgia. He was previously the pastor of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership in Turbulent Times” focuses on how the difficulties faced by four U.S. presidents made them each a better person and leader. It offers a leadership lesson for your church. […] Read More

One of the problems in the church today: We draw lines in the sand between liberal and conservative and tend to camp out on one side of the line or the other. Can we listen to the same thing from both sides? […] Read More

Researchers at Harvard University recently completed a study of the factors that lead to a healthier, longer life. Using lifestyle questionnaires and medical records of 123,000 volunteers, they determined that the presence of five healthy habits in a person’s life will significantly increase the number of years that a person will live. Men who follow […] Read More

I like the story of the man from the Northeast who was in the South for a conference. He went to a diner for breakfast and asked for eggs, sausage and toast. As the server brought the order, the man noticed a little white puddle on his plate. “What’s that?” he wondered. “Grits,” she replied. […] Read More

There is an old children’s poem that goes like this: “What kind of church would my church be, if all of its members were just like me?” That is a good question to ask ourselves related to the stewardship of our time, talents, treasure and testimony. Many churches are in a time of “stewardship emphasis” […] Read More

My wife and I gave each other personal fitness trackers last Christmas. These are tools that you wear on your wrist. The tracker keeps count of the number of steps that you take during the day, the miles that you walk, the number of calories you burn, your heart rate, the number of floors that […] Read More

For many years the primary way of measuring church size was to look at church membership. In Baptist churches, we began to track Sunday school attendance as a measuring stick. Membership numbers are not really helpful since Baptists are not very good about adjusting our rolls over the years. Some denominations do better about that […] Read More

Czar Nicolas II, who ruled Russia from 1894 to 1917, was walking in his palace garden one day when he found a soldier who was stationed as a sentry to guard that particular place. Confused as to why a soldier would be assigned to such a location in his garden, he asked the man why […] Read More

The Super Bowl is the one night of the year when I actually want to watch the commercials. With the ad spots going for top dollar, this is the time when new and creative advertising is offered to the viewing public. The theme I saw running through the ads this year was about “marketing love.” […] Read More