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How the Daily Examen Can Anchor You in a Distracted Age

It took the Daily Examen of Ignatius to bring me to my knees in thanks for a moment-by-moment deliverance from a main enemy of sustainable faith in our time—distraction.

4 (Free) Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

Pastor appreciation month doesn't have to be all about tangible gifts. These four ideas will encourage your pastor and convey the work he or she does matters.

10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed Spiritually

Parents want to see their children succeed academically.  Socially.  Financially.  Athletically.  These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.

Praying the Psalms: 10 Psalms to Bolster Your Prayer Life

It wasn't too long ago that praying the Psalms was an unfamiliar phrase to many Evangelicals. But now recent books on prayer have begun to open the eyes of many to see the value of praying the Psalms.

16 Charles Spurgeon Quotes That Will Stir Your Zeal for Prayer

Charles Spurgeon believed his ministry benefited from the prayers of his people more than anything else. These 20 Charles Spurgeon quotes will encourage and inspire you to greater prayer.

Answer This Question Before Writing a Book

Having an idea for a book is easy, but writing a book to get that idea out into the world is daunting. Do you contact an agent or mail your submission to a traditional publishing company? Do you try to self-publish, and if so how does that work? 

6 Ways the Reformation Changed Church (and Life) as We Know It

When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on Oct. 31, 1517, he hoped to spark a theological conversation about repentance. Instead, the Reformation unleashed a revolution—ideas that transformed Western Europe and eventually the world.

The Grace of Waiting

David didn’t scheme. He didn’t devise a plan. He exercised the grace of waiting in silence on God to deliver him. By so doing, he experienced God’s deliverance, restoration and blessings.

The Hidden Reason Why Negative Emotions Are Helpful

Negative emotions help you detect basic needs and warn you of boundary violations. Thus, they aren’t to be avoided. In fact, they help lead you toward healthy self-care and wise decision making.

3 Tips on How to Parent in Public

I can remember that especially through those early years we had to put some boundaries and practices in place to make sure that our intentional plans were succeeding in public, rather than our children’s impromptu plans. Here are a few of the things we learned about how to parent in public.

3 Things Christians Say That They Should Quit Relying On

Sometime I cringe when I listen to things Christians say (myself included). Here are a couple phrases it wouldn’t hurt to hear less.

Christian Marriage: 6 Ways to Grow Back Together

If your Christian marriage has been drifting, you can’t turn the passion back on overnight. You have to start feeding it slowly and patiently wait for it to come back to you, still pressing forward even when you don’t see initial returns.

How to Develop Relational Charisma

Relational charisma is a kind of personal magnetism that everyone can have. If you want it, and if you are willing to work on it intentionally, it’s yours to develop.

8 Healthy Leadership Characteristics I Learned from a Kid

What better place to learn about healthy leadership than through a kid? Kids are forever teaching us and David does no less as this story unfolds in 1 Samuel 17.

Church Membership Is Down (You Should Bring It Up)

Church membership is down and let me put this out there: If you are a follower of Christ, you should be a member of a church. Period. Here’s why.

Kondo and the Minimalists: Why Marie Kondo and Minimalism Are So Popular

Marie Kondo’s appeal goes far beyond the minimalist movement that seems more suited to spartan men than the average person. Kondo and the minimalists have a message for the church.

The Remembrance of Death

Virtually every classic writer holds up the remembrance of death as an essential spiritual discipline. It will help us to live a life that is celebrated rather than mourned. “The man who is really concerned to live well must possess himself continually of the thought that he is not to live long.”

10 Manly Things Every Dad Should Teach His Son How To Do

I’m the proud father of 3 boys, ages 9, 11, & 17. And every day it’s increasingly clear in many ways that they are boys becoming men. I've learned some things about manly things every dad should teach his son from parenting my boys.

15 Probing Questions to Ask Kids After School

For many families, school has either just started or is about to get underway soon. And every family needs good questions to ask kids after school. Here are 15 great questions.

Christians and Family Planning: What Does God Want?

Family planning is a tricky topic to get to grips with. But regardless of a church leader’s own beliefs, it’s crucial that couples are encouraged to carefully consider their decision, including the consequences, while making sure that they adhere to God’s wishes at all times.

‘The Apostle Paul Wants the Women to Make the Sandwiches,’ Says...

Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, argues that, according to the Apostle Paul, making sandwiches is part of the God-given role of a woman.

Mike Cosper: What ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Means...

Mike Cosper joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his experience creating the "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" and his thoughts on what church leaders should take away from the series.

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