Friday, June 24, 2016

On the Net: "Nine Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression" and More

Nine Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression--Rainer on Leadership #236 [Podcast]

On today’s episode, Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe discuss an article by Art Rainer on how to make a poor first impression and apply it to churches. Impassioned discussions on proper handshake etiquette and hugs are also included. Listen Now

Go Ahead, Evangelicals: Use the P-Word

Only some believers are ordained. But all are priests. Read More

What It Takes To Be An Evangelical Leader

This is an interesting little excerpt from Iain Murray’s recent biography of John MacArthur. In his Introduction Murray seeks to show what makes a man a leader among evangelicals. He offers a five-point answer.... Read More

The Future of the SBC—Is Not White

Southern Baptists will not both grow and remain a majority white denomination. Read More
Ed Stetzer's observations apply to all denominations in North America, not just the Southern Baptist Convention.
6 Ways to Build Unity in Your Church

If Satan can get us fighting against each other, we become neutralized and of little use to the world. Read More

Why the Trinitarian Controversy Was Inevitable

Recently, there has been a major clash in the Reformed and evangelical blogosphere on the doctrine of the Trinity. While others have covered the ins and outs of the controversy with some depth, I am more interested in why this clash is happening, and why it is happening now. Michael Bird has said that this is about to be a “miniature civil war”. While that may be an exaggeration, the clash was inevitable for several reasons. Read More

7 Signs That Great Leadership Exists

How do you recognize a part of an organization in which great leadership exists? Read More

10 Questions for Six-Month Spiritual Checkup

In each of the previous two years (2014 and 2015), I’ve offered a six-month spiritual checkup for believers. This coming Sunday marks the halfway point of 2016, so it’s a good time for this year’s check up and goal-setting for the rest of the year. Maybe you can use these questions to guide your check up.... Read More

6 Ways Leaders Can Find Their Next Great Idea

How I run across new ideas, and how you can too. Read More

The Plight of the Falling Pastor

Scott Sauls on why leaders wander—and how churches can help them stay on the path. Read More

Why You Should Stop Ripping Off Other Preachers (The Led Zeppelin Scenario)

Preachers, write your own stuff. And if you didn’t, tell people you didn’t. Read More

Is Your Worship Service Upside Down

Our church worship gatherings ought to be welcoming and comprehensible to unbelievers who are present, but many churches actually structure the entire worship service around them. There is no real biblical precedent for this, and furthermore, it’s not the most effective way for your church to reach lost people, anyway. Read More

The Mysterious Nature of God’s Calling

It had to happen in a classroom filled with students. The difficult question was asked: “What should I look for in a personal call?” Read More

How to Become Holy

Sanctification is the lifelong process by which we become holy. But there are five specific ways we strive to become holy. Read More

How to Resist Sins of Conformity

Sins of conformity happen when, because of the pressure to fit in, you adopt the sinful action or inaction of a group. Read More

3 Ways to Come Clean and Get Rid of Guilt

If you’re really going to recover from the hurts, and habits, and hang-ups in your life, you’ve got to learn how to let go of guilt – how to live with a clear conscience. Read More

The Nations Have Come to Our Cities

We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel. Read More

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