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A Letter from Eugene Peterson on Christian Celebrities, Transition, and the Megachurch

A Letter From Eugene Peterson on Christian Celebrities, Transition and the Megachurch

Eugene Peterson has deeply shaped my outlook on life, spirituality, ministry and pastoring—probably more than anyone else. He will be deeply missed. I’m not here...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Guest Preaching

Stay away from these deadly sins and have your next guest preaching opportunity go better than you ever imagined!
The Worst Sort of Pride

The Worst Sort of Pride

Don’t be deceived, “spiritual pride is the worst sort of pride.”
12 More "Reflections" From Church Spies

12 More “Reflections” From Church Spies

“One person came out of her way to greet me in the sanctuary.” In this case, the spy was already seated in the worship center—but the church had greeters stationed there to greet anyone they didn’t know.

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Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson: Pastors Are People, Too

Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.
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Drew Dyck: How to Do Your Future Self a Favor

Drew Dyck read 62 books and conducted 14 interviews to write a book on self-control. Drew talks to us about the science and spirituality behind self-control and how its practice will lead you toward freedom.
Matt Brown

Matt Brown: Speaking Truth Louder Is Not Working

"In the noise of culture, we can’t just speak truth louder," Matt Brown says. In our conversation, Matt addresses the crisis of influence the church is currently experiencing in the world.
Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson: What Discernment Is (and Is Not)

“What we have to understand is that discernment is not a weapon we use against each other," Hannah Anderson says.
Shane Pruitt

Shane Pruitt: When a Minister’s Family Struggles

"I always say my primary ministry is my family. Everything else I do is from the overflow of that," Shane Pruitt says. When his own family experienced difficulties, Shane learned some things about ministering to others during times of hardship.
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus: Your Theology Won’t Save You From Lack of Peace

“We have to accept the fact that peace isn’t magic, and you can love Jesus and still be struggling profoundly with inner peace," Erwin McManus says.
David Fitch

David Fitch: How to Be a Church on Mission

“Instead of an institution, people come to, [the church should be] a way of life cultivated in a place,” David Fitch says. Listen to our conversation with David as he discusses what it looks like when a church is "on mission."

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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.