Good communicators borrow material all the time. But how should you communicate your sources of ideas and inspiration?
The Gospel is simply, gloriously and beautifully scandalous.
Success can ruin a ministry. I’ve seen it happen too many times. It sounds strange. We plan for success, we dream about success and—most importantly—we pray for success. Yet when it comes, we often self-destruct.
Have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing between the first Easter Sunday and his ascension six weeks later?
"For us, this is not about politics or free speech. It is about evil and the gospel that defeats it. The time to stand up—and speak up—is now."
Comparison is the thief of joy, and your theological training will be greatly hindered by comparing yourself to others.
"Having been in church leadership for most of my adult life, tracking numbers has done a number on me, both positively and negatively."
My morning office is the Waffle House. This is a story about a time in the office.
It sounds innocent enough, but this is secretly an insidious phrase.
There is one time in the book of Matthew when Jesus didn't call God "Father"—and the reason is pretty incredible.
Most of the apostles, apologists, priests, pastors, and theologians in church history have all practiced a form of “spiritual white space,” withdrawing from the tyranny of the urgent and entering into an unstructured time of quietness and connection with God.
Not everyone will agree with you—or even like you—if you are a leader.
Before you preach your next sermon, take the time to answer these six questions.
If you and I define best or better to involve more of the same, then we’re in trouble.
Yogi Berra was correct about baseball when he said “90 percent of the game is half mental.”
Dominic Muir shares his testimony of God saving him from drug addiction.
"We too have blind spots that our children and grandchildren will speak of with shame."
"A brutal self-evaluation can be quite powerful, especially when we do it before the crisis point comes."
"The Internet and social media have trained my brain to read a paragraph or two, and then start looking around."
As parents, we tend to stress about things that don’t matter all that much.