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Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at SEBTS, announced that she won’t be returning for fall semester due to differing visions for “carrying out the Great Commission.”

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6 Lessons From John 10 That Will Make You a Better Pastor

In John 10 we are shown how Jesus was a shepherd-leader who selflessly laid down his life to protect and nurture the sheep. We as pastors are called to do the same.
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5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and How to Avoid Them)

The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the five biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays.
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Thom Rainer: 6 Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Church

I did not have to look far to find over 20 current examples of a dysfunctional church. In my quest, I found six recurring themes.
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5 Practices That Help Turn a Prayer Moments to a Prayer Movement

As prayer changes our heart and our behavior, then we as leaders change and have greater opportunity to lead others to change. That is where moments in prayer can become a prayer movement


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Greg Laurie: How Churches Can Use ‘Jesus Revolution’ for Evangelism

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the true events behind his new movie, “Jesus Revolution,” and how churches can use the film to spread the gospel.
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Nicky Gumbel: The ‘Greatest Injustice in the World’ Is Never To Hear About Jesus

Alpha pioneer Nicky Gumbel joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why churches must prioritize evangelism, the importance of engaging in Catholic spaces, and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the work of the church.
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Eric Mason: The Obstacles to Apologetics in Black, Urban Communities

Dr. Eric Mason joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the biggest obstacles preventing the Black community from accepting Christianity and how pastors who are not in urban contexts can support those who are.
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David Platt on How He Has Been Challenged To Stop Following the ‘American Gospel’

David Platt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned over the past few years about pursuing unity in the church and rejecting the “American gospel” in favor of the true one.
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Karl Vaters: Just Because Your Church Is Small Does Not Mean It Is Unhealthy

Karl Vaters joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how small church pastors can avoid some common misconceptions, leverage their congregations’ strengths, and help their people thrive.
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Great Communicator Series: Powerful Insights for Preachers and Bible Teachers

What skills does it take to be a great communicator in the church? Ed Stetzer sat down with 10 seasoned preachers and Bible teachers to learn what their practices are for crafting and delivering a message.
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J.D. Greear: How To Explain the Gospel to 21st Century Americans

J.D. Greear returns to the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how the book of Romans is relevant to 21st century Americans and how pastors can explain the gospel to people with a wide variety of experiences with the church.

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12 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

Here's our latest list of notable Christian football players. These outspoken NFL players are strong in their faith and are not afraid to share their Christian beliefs.