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3 Urgent Times to Confront Sin in Your Church

Not surprisingly, fewer and fewer church leaders are willing to go to confront sin with people who are living in open sin and confront them. Why? Do we lack the courage? Are we ignoring the biblical mandate as leaders to protect the innocent from the harmful?
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5 Steps to Break Ongoing Sin Patterns in Your Life

Do you know people who struggle with recurrent sin patterns? Are you that person, even as a church leader? If so, here are some steps to breaking those patterns.
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4 Reasons Pastors Ought to Be Gentle

Gentleness, then, may be considered a powerful apologetic. Not that we wish to be gentle in order to get attention, but as we follow Scripture’s call to gentleness, we can be calmed by the knowledge that this will surprise others.
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Five Lessons I Learned from a Covid-19 Spike at Our Church

For the first three months of the Covid-19 outbreak, our church family of about 1,500 only experienced a handful of coronavirus cases. As far as we know, none of those cases were spread at one of our events. Two weeks ago, that all changed with a Covid-19 spike.

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."
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Carlos Whittaker: Are You Living ‘Life to the Full’ with Jesus?

“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”
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Eugene Cho: Politics, the Fruits of the Spirit, and How Not to Be a...

“I believe," says Eugene Cho, "that you can be fierce and contend for convictions and still hold to the values of the fruits of the Spirit.” 
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Lacy Finn Borgo: How Not to Get in the Way of Your Children Experiencing...

As you consider your kids' need for spiritual direction, says Lacy Finn Borgo, recognize that “children have all of what they need to have an encounter with God."
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Brenda Salter McNeil: We Are in an Esther Moment Right Now

When it comes to racial reconciliation, says Brenda Salter McNeil, “I think Esther is our prototype for what to do next.”
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Jordan Gustafson on the Amazing Opportunity of Long-Term Missions

"We are part of this gigantic, global body of Christ," says Jordan Gustafson, "and so we can’t separate ourselves from everything else that’s happening. We must engage.”
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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.

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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.