Book Signing

Shane will be signing pre-released copies of “Exactly as I Remember it” on Saturday, December 1 from 3:00-5:00 at the Christ Church Bookstore at 339 Frank Scott Parkway East in Fairview Heights, Illinois.  The book will be formally released on Sunday, December 2 through the Remember Books Website.  The bookstore will feature a children’s timeContinue reading “Book Signing”

Think Outside the Box this Christmas

My daughter Lydia called me a few years ago and asked what I wanted for Christmas.  I told her I either wanted a Rolex Watch or a black dress belt.  To maintain the element of surprise, she could use the same sized box for either. The reality is that I didn’t need anything at all.  I haveContinue reading “Think Outside the Box this Christmas”

A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)

        When I was a kid, nativity sets were an essential part of the USAmerican Christmas-scape.  These sets were mixed and matched and passed down from generation to generation; often far more because of their sentimental value than their quality. Such transfers were not without tragedies.  I remember various and sundry accidentsContinue reading “A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)”

Determining the Speed of Change

“A large church staff determines the direction of change. The laity determine the speed of change. The negotiation process between the two will determine the health of the church.” -Shane L. Bishop, Senior Pastor, Christ Church, Fairview Heights, Illinois

What Kind of Book is “Exactly”?

“Exactly as I Remember It” is a collection of short stories, slices of life and modern proverbs.  Stories happen in the places Rev. Shane Bishop has lived ranging from Pinckneyville to San Antonio to Georgia to DuQuoin to Louisville to Herrin to Fairview Heights.  The book is about 150 pages long and is in bigContinue reading “What Kind of Book is “Exactly”?”

Outlasting Push-Back

I have been the Senior Pastor at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois since July 1, 1997. In this time we have grown from just over 200 per weekend to well over 1,700. We are constantly engaged in the economy of change and have found that change brings with it both growth and discontinuity. TheContinue reading “Outlasting Push-Back”

“Exactly As I R…

“Exactly As I Remember It” will be a great smile enhancer, source of quotes, chuckle inducer, “non-preachy” gift, a wonderful evening read, filler for church newsletters, a great resource for sermon illustrations and (drum roll please) can also be adapted for use as a snow blower… -Shane L. Bishop Possible Uses for New Book

What Paul Teaches Us About Evangelism in 2012

Evangelism: Paul in Greece 2012 I penned these reflections on the final day of a ten day “Paul in Greece” tour. As I gazed that evening from my fifth floor window of my Athens hotel, the ancient Acropolis was in full view with the Parthenon shining like a new dime (they literally light it upContinue reading “What Paul Teaches Us About Evangelism in 2012”