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10 Things You Should Know About Lifting of Hands in Worship

Worship involves our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. Our posture tells a story.
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Church Autonomy: One of the Most Important Legal Doctrines You May Not Have Heard...

For a church or house of worship to truly flourish, it needs to maintain independence from government control in certain fundamental areas. There is a legal term for this idea: church autonomy.
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The Power of a Praying Pastor

This is where every believer in every church lives his or her life. They believe, but need the power of Christ to help their unbelief. Only the praying pastor can be of help to such a soul!
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Do Church Leaders Need to Care About Freedom of Speech?

It’s more important than ever to consider what freedom of speech is, the threats it faces, and why it’s still vitally important for our society. 

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Christine Caine

Best of ChurchLeaders: Christine Caine on How God Is Preparing You for Something He’s...

"We are nowhere near as ready for the things that we think we're ready for," says Christine Caine. "So God has to prepare us for the thing he has already prepared for us.”
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Best of ChurchLeaders: Tim Mackie and Jon Collins on Why It’s Hard to Understand...

BibleProject's Tim Mackie and Jon Collins say it's not surprising if people find the Bible hard to understand. "Most people," says Tim, "aren’t in the habit of reading ancient texts from across the planet from thousands of years ago, and that’s what the Bible is."
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Best of ChurchLeaders: Kara Powell on the #1 Reason Youth Leave the Church—And How...

"Our vision," says Dr. Kara Powell, "is that churches and youth ministries would be the first place where young people feel like they can go with their tough questions."
laurence koo

Laurence Koo: A Call for the American Church to Welcome Single (LGBTQ) Believers

“Especially in America, there’s such a loneliness," says Laurence Koo. "How do I even fit into a community that’s so based on only families and married people?"
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Preston Sprinkle: Jesus Left the 99 to Pursue the One—And That Means Trans People

“I would recommend that a pastor with a group of leaders work hard at educating yourself" about trans identities, says Preston Sprinkle. "We can’t pretend that this is such a fringe issue that it's not worth our interest to engage in."
caleb kaltenbach

Caleb Kaltenbach: Do You See the LGBTQ Community Through God’s Eyes?

“God is the most empathetic being in the entire universe," says Caleb Kaltenbach, who observes, "Nobody is empathetic from a distance."
rachel gilson

Rachel Gilson: How Jesus Helps Me Say No to My Same-Sex Desires

"You can’t only say no," says Rachel Gilson. "You have to say yes. Yes to Christ the only strength I know.”

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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.