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Dealing With Depression in Ministry

The harsh reality of life in a dramatically broken world and what remaining sin does to the hearts of us all.
Five Questions Every Church Should Be Asking

Five Questions Every Church Should Be Asking

What are the questions every church should be asking if there were to be a serious conversation about its future? There are so many that could be asked that would reflect bleeding-edge issues in culture, but for the church, it has to begin with the most foundational questions.
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3 Types of Stress for Leaders

Right before Dr. John Townsend walked up to shred a guitar to some old Blink 182 songs with the band he has with his sons, I asked him if he was nervous. In a brief moment he talked to me about leaders and the three different types of stress for leaders we can face.
9 Reasons Wedding Aren't My Favorite Part of Pastoral Ministry

9 Reasons Weddings Aren’t My Favorite Part of Pastoral Ministry

Over the next few months, I’m officiating at two weddings for my current students. I’m excited to help these young couples, but I (like other pastors I know) don’t always enjoy leading weddings. Here’s why:

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Mark Sayers: An Anxious, Post-Christian Culture Is Longing for Hope

Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.
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Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.
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David Curry to the Church in the West: Please, Do Not Sleep While Persecution...

David Curry says that when we look at the history of Christian oppression, "this is the time that has the most persecution to date.” David is the president and CEO of Open Doors and this week on our podcast, he explains why global persecution is increasing and how the church in the U.S. should respond.
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Dave Willis: Jesus Shows Us How to Respect Women in a Culture of Disrespect

Jesus, says Dave Willis, is our perfect example of godly masculinity. This week on our podcast, Dave shares his insights on why women are so disrespected in our culture and what church leaders can do to help restore a godly view of masculinity and femininity in their congregations.
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David Kinnaman: Living in a Digital Babylon (What You Need to Know)

Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.
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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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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.

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