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Is It Possible to Be Hyperimaginative in Thinking About Heaven?

We cannot anticipate or desire what we cannot imagine. That’s why, I believe, God has given us glimpses of Heaven in the Bible—to fire up our imagination and kindle a desire for Heaven in our hearts.
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The Hard Work of Grace

Like a student who received a full ride to Harvard, we need to receive the grace of God for what it is: a calling to a new life, a life in which we join the family business (and work hard!).
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What if the Prodigal Returns to a Ruined Farm?

What if the prodigal returns to a place ruled not by the father, but by older brothers filled with judgment or manipulation?
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R.C. Sproul: Taking Thought for Tomorrow

“Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink” (Matt. 6:25). My father never tired of quoting this text to me when I was a boy. Yet he did take thought for the future.

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Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.
Dave Ferguson

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.
Jonathan Dodson

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.
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Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.
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Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.
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Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.
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Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your Church

Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have had abortions and how churches can help.

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.