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‘Loud Krazy Love’ Reminds Us Following God Is Hard…But Still Good

In his documentary Loud Krazy Love, Brian “Head” Welch of nu metal band Korn explores the brokenness of his life, focusing on his relationship with his daughter. The film highlights the incredible mercy God has on all of us, even those who seem impossibly far from Him.

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Why Your Digital Rants Aren’t Helping Anyone (Including You)

Have you ever changed your mind about something someone said to you in the comments of one of your Facebook posts? I’ve developed new opinions about the person doing the posting digital rants, but not usually new opinions about the issue they’re posting about.
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Where Do You Get Your Power to Lead?

Ministry in the Church is the most leadership-intensive environment in the world. Positional leadership doesn’t work in volunteer organizations and most ministry is done by volunteers. So where do people get the power to lead?
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How Charles Spurgeon Scheduled His Week

"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people’s time."
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What If Loneliness Is a Gift?

Being lonely gets a bad rap. And for good reason. One of our deepest, most basic human needs is to experience healthy attachment—or in non-psychological terms, to experience loving connection with someone who sees us. What if loneliness is a gift?

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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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Irving Hexham: This Is Why Christians Need to Know About Other Religions

Understanding world religions is important for every believer, especially since Christianity is declining in the Western world. This week, Dr. Irving Hexham challenges some of our assumptions about sharing our faith and explains why Christians can be hopeful, even in a post-Christian culture.
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Luis Palau: Never Forget How Grand Your Calling Is

Ministry matters, no matter how caught up we get in the daily grind. Luis Palau shares a lot of wonderful advice with us about the importance of unity and value of the local church. But one of his greatest passions is reminding pastors of the grandeur of their calling.
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Jay Kranda: This Is Why You Should Care About Online Church

“The local experience is not going anywhere,” Jay Kranda says. As the leader of Saddleback Church Online, Jay talks to us about the goal of online church, which is surprisingly supportive of local churches and their evangelism efforts.
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Steven Argue: It’s a Difficult Time to Be an Emerging Adult

“We have an opportunity to treat our young people as prophets rather than pariah," Steven Argue of the Fuller Youth Institute says.

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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.