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‘Amen Church’ in Dallas, Texas Doesn’t Pay Its Pastors, Casts Vision...

Amen Church, a new church plant in Dallas, Texas is trying an unconventional church model. None of their pastors or leaders will take a salary, instead using weekly donations to fund charitable community initiatives.

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The Rise of False Messiahs: What You Must Know

Jesus warned about false messiahs when His disciples asked Him for signs of the end times. The end times could very well be near if we look at the number of people around the globe who are rising up to say that they are indeed the Messiah.
Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Scot McKnight: Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Over the years, my own thinking about legalism has become more nuanced, but I want to map out what legalism is in the context of the New Testament.
King David

David: An Unlikely King and God’s Ability to Accomplish the Unbelievable

Have you ever been put in charge of a massive project? Being put in charge shows how much other people trust you to get the job done, and do it well. It can be stressful to have to have that much faith in you. Just imagine how King David felt.
Forgiveness Is a Gift

Why “Forgiveness Is a Gift You Give Yourself” Is a Dangerous Myth

Biblical forgiveness is a gift to the offender. We release another person’s debts for their sake and for Christ’s sake. But there are myths surround forgiveness that keep us from biblical forgiveness.

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Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst Season of Discouragement’...

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”
Mark Mittelberg

Mark Mittelberg: Why You Don’t Have to Dread Evangelism

“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid of evangelism.”
james choung

James Choung: How to Avoid Major Pitfalls When Pursuing True Revival

“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be a strong work of the enemy against it and you can expect it to be messy.”
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Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on COVID, Vaccines, and Getting Back to Church

"Gatherings indoors are now riskier than they were before Delta came along," says Dr. Francis Collins, "and especially if you have unvaccinated people in the group, they are really at high risk.”
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Sho Baraka: Why You Will Be a Better Church Leader If You Help Your...

“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself continuing to fight culture wars that are dated.”
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Sarah Zylstra: What Pastors Should Do When Discouraged by All the Bad News

"It feels like everything's negative all the time," says Sarah Zylstra. "But there is more to the story...God is working in amazing ways all over the world."

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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.