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Wife Who Fought to ‘Save Saeed’ Says Christian Leaders Failed to...

Naghmeh Panahi, who fought to "Save Saeed" Abedini, her pastor husband who had been imprisoned in Iran, now claims that key Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, failed to act on her claims that Abedini was physically and emotionally abusive to her.

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This Is Why You Don’t Put New Wine in an Old Wineskin

Don’t be satisfied with the old wine of your traditions and risk refusing the new wine of Christ’s grace. If you are pertinaciously clinging to an inappropriate, legalistic tradition, there’s something you can do today: let it go!
Why Cool Church Doesn't Work Anymore

Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore

There was an era when simply being a cool, relevant church helped churches reach unchurched people. That time is over.
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Scot McKnight: Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Over the years, my own thinking about legalism has become more nuanced, but I want to map out what legalism is in the context of the New Testament.
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Why We All Need to Do a Motive Check on Church Growth

So you want your church to grow. Wonderful. Here’s a challenging question: Why?

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Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst Season of Discouragement’...

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”
Mark Mittelberg

Mark Mittelberg: Why You Don’t Have to Dread Evangelism

“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid of evangelism.”
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James Choung: How to Avoid Major Pitfalls When Pursuing True Revival

“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be a strong work of the enemy against it and you can expect it to be messy.”
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Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on COVID, Vaccines, and Getting Back to Church

"Gatherings indoors are now riskier than they were before Delta came along," says Dr. Francis Collins, "and especially if you have unvaccinated people in the group, they are really at high risk.”
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Sho Baraka: Why You Will Be a Better Church Leader If You Help Your...

“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself continuing to fight culture wars that are dated.”
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Sarah Zylstra: What Pastors Should Do When Discouraged by All the Bad News

"It feels like everything's negative all the time," says Sarah Zylstra. "But there is more to the story...God is working in amazing ways all over the world."

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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.