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Tim Tebow: Saving Babies Matters More Than the Super Bowl

At a recent banquet held by Kansans for Life, Tim Tebow affirmed that fighting for the rights of the unborn was more meaningful than winning the Super Bowl.

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From the Books to the People

William Still explained that the world of books is meant to intersect with the world of people. He wrote, “We must not live in the world of books but in the world of real people. Yet all that is worth saying to them of lasting value comes from books.”
Introduction. Explanation. Application. – A More Effective Way to Write Sermons

Introduction. Explanation. Application. – A More Effective Way to Write Sermons

If you're wondering how to have more effective preaching, consider the sermon writing process that I use and teach: “Introduction. Explanation. Application.”
How to Plan Daily Prayer Time With God

How to Plan Daily Prayer Time With God

I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God.
How to Fast for Lent

How to Fast for Lent

Lent would be a great time to experiment with fasting, but it’s important to understand what you’re getting yourself into! So we’ve written up a few pointers on how to fast for Lent (or any other time).

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Danielle Strickland: Jesus Is the Healer of Gender Inequality in the Church

"Jesus is the great equalizer," says Danielle Strickland. "He’s the great liberator for all peoples"—and that includes women in the church.
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Josh Gagnon: How to Make Your Church Fit Your Community

When it comes to planting a church, says Josh Gagnon, "Models will come and go, but the gospel remains the same.” The question is, how can your church most effectively reach your particular community?
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Aimee Byrd: What Does It Really Mean to Be a ‘Biblical’ Man or Woman?

"Women are becoming frustrated as disciples," says Aimee Byrd. Part of the problem, she believes, is the church's misunderstanding of the idea of "biblical" manhood and womanhood.
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Josh Weidmann: How (Not) to Be an Unhealthy Leader

“I learned great things [at Harvest]," says Josh Weidmann, "and I learned some really hard things there.” Josh shares with us what experience has taught him about how church leaders can balance confidence with humility, process criticism well, and pursue true repentance.
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Meg Meeker: What You Need to Know About Teen Sex, Depression, and Social Media...

Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”
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Daniel Henderson: How to Lead Your People in Prayer

“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”
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Roger Lane: This Is How to Do Fundraising God’s Way

Roger Lane says, "The church is a living organism. It will always take funding." But what does it look like to raise money in a way that honors God?

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12 Things a Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do--even though pastors are, in my judgment, amazing people. They faithfully serve Sunday after Sunday, often with no desire for recognition or fame. In faith, they can do a lot...except for these 12 things.