Thursday, June 08, 2017

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A Few Thoughts on Using a Teaching Team in Pastoral Ministry

I am not currently serving as a lead/senior pastor, but if God ever moves in that direction again, I hope to utilize a teaching team. Read More

Flying Solo in a Family-Centered Church

Many churches are proudly family-centered, and while this purpose aligns well with the American dream, it does little to welcome those of us who don’t fit the same mold. Read More

Why Do We Lie?

We are all familiar with lying. Each of us has told a lie. But what is the motivation behind lying? Read More

The Most Important Christian Doctrine You Don’t Think About

The doctrine of the Trinity is the most important Christian doctrine that most people never think about. It’s absolutely essential to our faith, and yet for many Christians it just seems like a very confusing math problem. Even if we can figure out what Trinity means, it doesn’t feel like it has much bearing on our lives, much relevance to us. Read More

The Holiness of Christ

If Christ in His majesty were to knock on your door this morning, you would not say to Him, “Hi, buddy, come on in.” Rather, you would fall on your face. Read More

7 Characteristics of the Greatest Leaders I Know

I’ve had the privilege of working with some phenomenal leaders. In fact, I could write several posts on the different characteristics that have made these leaders so strong. Here, though, are the characteristics I’ve most often seen in the greatest contemporary leaders I’ve known. Read More

Mentoring Future Ministers Is a Community Project

The most effective mentoring teams together pastors and congregations to help shape those who will serve Christ’s churches. Read More

Peer Review and Whiny Pastors

Here are a few quick thoughts and encouragements regarding the work of preachers. Read More

Fearmongering: The Cheapest Kind of Preaching

Paul thought teachings of the Lord’s return and the believers’ victory over and escape from this world should comfort us. Read More

8 Ways to Measure Your Love for the Bible

How can you know if your love for the Bible goes beyond a mere passing fancy? Here are a few ways to measure whether or not you truly love the Word. Read More

What's Compelling about Christianity to Non-Believers? [Video]

Jared C. Wilson made this video for the Gospel Coalition. It contains what Wilson believes may be a helpful entry-point for evangelistic conversations. Read More

How Should Christians View Immigration and the Refugee Crisis?

Ed Stetzer: “My primary focus is helping Christians and churches show and share the love of Jesus.” Read More

Two U.S. Senators Apply an Anti-Christian Religious Test for Government Officials

In a confirmation hearing of an executive branch nominee, two U.S. senators imply that those who believe Jesus is the only way to salvation are “Islamophobic” and not fit for public office. Read More

In Christ Alone: Bernie Sanders Attacks Wheaton Grad’s Stance on Salvation

Trump appointee hearing turns into a religious test for office. Read More

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