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The Bible, ‘Gender Queer,’ Anne Frank Adaptation Among 41 Books Removed...

The Keller Independent School District (Keller ISD) in Texas has removed 41 books, including the Bible, Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” and a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank's “The Diary of Young Girl."

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Truths the Devil Uses to Stop Us From Praying

Satan tells lies to keep us from praying. He uses pleasures and misinformation and our laziness to keep us from praying. He uses false teachers and busy schedules and great television to keep us from praying.
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8 Reasons Why Church Change Is SO Hard

Awareness of how people’s brains work in response to change can help you craft more lasting changes. Here are eight reasons why church change is difficult.
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6 Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them. As my pastor friend noted, “That church will eat you alive.”
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4 Ways to Recharge Your Soul

Have you ever felt depleted? Like you needed to recharge your soul? As a pastor I have. And although we intuitively understand how to refuel ourselves, so often we don’t do it. Here are four ways forward.

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Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.
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Doug Sweeney: Discipleship Isn’t Sexy, but We Need To Get Back to It

Dr. Doug Sweeney joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain why, even though he is hopeful for the future of the church, he believes American evangelicals need “some serious discipleship work.”
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Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.
Jonathan Dodson

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.
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Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.
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Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.
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Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.

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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.