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ELCA Now a ‘Sanctuary Church Body’ for Migrants

The Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to become a "sanctuary church body". The first of its kind, the ELCA committed to doing things like provide shelter to undocumented immigrants.

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59 Things NOT to Say to a Preacher

There are a lot of things you can say to a preacher, but here are 59 things NOT to say to a preacher.
Confessions of an Angry Pastor

Confessions of an Angry Man and Pastor

As pastors, it’s not enough for us to manage anger if we're an angry pastor. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.
Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Confessing Sin Is Always Awkward, Sometimes Costly, and Absolutely Worth It

Consistent Christian living consists of confessing sin consistently. So how do we get better at this distinctly Christian practice?
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3 Ways Fasting and Prayer Opens Doors

Every follower of Christ who seeks God with fasting and prayer can experience sudden and surprising open doors of spiritual opportunity, even if those open doors were never apparent before.

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JD Greear: Here Is How to Keep the Gospel, Not Politics, First

JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.
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Tim Lucas: This Is What Millennials and Gen Z Want in a Church

Tim Lucas says, “Jesus calls Himself the living water, and so we really believe church should be refreshing.” Tim is the pastor of Liquid Church in NJ, and on this week's podcast, he shares how he sees the Holy Spirit moving in his ministry and across the nation.
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Rachael Denhollander: What Pastors Need to Know About Sexual Abuse

Rachael Denhollander says, “There is so much beauty in a gospel-filled response to abuse.” This week on our podcast, Rachael shares how pastors can avoid doing further harm to sexual abuse survivors and instead point them to the hope found in Jesus.
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Todd Wilson: Don’t Look at People in Your Church as Volunteers

“Every follower of Jesus is a masterpiece work of God with a general calling and a unique calling," says Todd Wilson. This week on our podcast, Todd explains how calling often becomes an idol for Christians and why churches need to move away from a "programmatic" growth strategy.
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Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.
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Garry Poole: Why Evangelism Training Should Be Important to You

"Churches need to develop a very specific evangelism strategy and a very specific evangelism training program," says Garry Poole. This week, Garry shares with us about why churches in the U.S. are struggling with evangelism and what pastors can do about it.
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Jimmy Dodd: This Is Why Pastors Need to Have Healthy Boundaries

"I believe that God wants us to have a life that’s actually balanced," says Jimmy Dodd. But drawing healthy boundaries is a challenge. On this week's podcast, Jimmy shares with us out of his extensive experience of being a pastor himself, as well as ministering to other pastors across the world.

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Can a Christian Drink Alcohol?

Can a Christian drink alcohol? I have yet to hear from anyone who drinks how alcohol enhances anything or blesses anyone.