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Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Celebration Church by Former Pastors

A judge has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by former Celebration Church pastors Stovall and Kerri Weems on the grounds that the suit concerns an ecclesiastical matter and is therefore outside the court’s jurisdiction.

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15 Reasons People Are Disillusioned with the American Evangelical Church

There are numerous reasons why people have become disillusioned with the American Evangelical church. Out of my own heart and with my ear to the ground, I’ve listed out at least fifteen reasons why.
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Why We Become What We Behold

Here is an explanation of why we become what we behold. And when we behold Jesus, we’ll pick up more and more of his mannerisms.

The Deadly Sin I Was Least Aware Of

Because sloth is failure to pursue our first love, busyness can actually be a good cover for the sloth beneath the surface.

The War on Joy

This past year, it feels as though there has been a spell put on the world that has frozen hearts, frozen dreams, and is desiring to freeze our joy. There's a war we're facing in our world today, a war on Joy.


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J.D. Greear: How Your Sermons Will Benefit From a ‘Multitude of Counselors’

J.D. Greear joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the power of exegetical preaching and how gathering input during your sermon preparation will benefit your whole congregation.
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Eric Geiger: What the ‘Alarming’ State of Theology Report Means for the Church

Eric Geiger joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the recently released The State of Theology report, which Geiger calls “alarming.” But there is still some good news for church leaders.
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Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the Bible

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.
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Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up Young Preachers

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.
Max Lucado

Max Lucado: The Church Needs the Holy Spirit, Not Another Program or Trend

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the beautiful truths God has taught him about “our blessed, unfailing friend,” the Holy Spirit.
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Wilfredo de Jesús: How (Not) To Turn Your Sermon Points Into Stop Signs

Wilfredo de Jesús, also known as Pastor Choco, joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and shares what he has learned as a preacher about knowing his audience, incorporating motifs, and relying on the Holy Spirit.
Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling: How To Disciple Your People To Use Social Media

Daniel Darling joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss how church leaders should engage with social media and how they can help their congregations have discernment online.

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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.