Living Wisely to Spite Satan

One of the devil’s go-to gambits is keeping us stupid but God wants us living wisely to spite Satan. What’s especially insidious about this ploy, however, is that the kind of stupid the devil wants for us doesn’t really have anything to do with intellect.

The Real Cultural Core Issue: Disconnection

This post about disconnection was originally posted to my Facebook profile the day after the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio...Two mass shootings in twenty four hours. We’re severely broken.

59 Things NOT to Say to a Preacher

There are a lot of things you can say to a preacher, but here are 59 things NOT to say to a preacher.

What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?

Even some leaders are confused about what it means to be born again. If you are still unsure whether you have been born again and have a spiritual birthday, you may use the “R’s” checklist.

Top 50 Quotes From Global Leadership Summit 2019

“If you’re not dead, you’re not done!” Craig Groeschel said from the Global Leadership Summit 2019 stage.

Separating Myth From Truth in the Generations

Jason Dorsey of the Center for Generational Kinetics says the Millennial generation is splitting into two groups: mega-llennials and me-llennials.

White Nationalist Terrorism and the Gospel

"White nationalist terrorism is a manifestation of an ancient evil that we as Christians, of all people, ought to recognize immediately."

5 Meaningful Ways to Surprise Kids This Week

In our family, some of the things that we’ve found that our kids enjoy is when we do things spontaneously that are out of the ordinary. Here are a few ideas to consider trying this week to surprise your kids.

Spiritual Depression: The Dark Night of the Soul

The dark night of the soul. This phenomenon describes a malady that the greatest of Christians have suffered from time to time. It was the malady that provoked David to soak his pillow with tears.

The Only Thing We Truly Have a Right to Boast About

Paul experienced some of those things, but he told the Galatians that he would never again boast about anything besides the gospel—a message that declared that Paul was such a miserable wreck that the Son of God had to endure a bloody death just to keep him out of hell.

How Does Discipleship Work When Everyone’s So Busy?

With so much going on, in and around us, it’s a wonder we find time to even be with our families, let alone make time to make disciples! How does discipleship work when everyone is so busy?

What I Wish I Had Known Before Marriage

Over the course of the last 17 years, I’ve come to realize there’s a whole lot I wished I’d known before I got married. This post could be a full book, but to keep it brief, here some of the most important things I’ve learned along the way.

A Quick Guide to Leading Yourself Spiritually

One of my greatest obstacles has been learning how to best lead myself and to do so with greater spiritual intensity. Here are three quick takeaways that could challenge you for leading yourself spiritually.

7 Life Changing Prayers for the Church

It’s an incredibly powerful movement when an entire congregation reads the same devotional and then prays the same prayers for the church, together in agreement, asking for God’s favor and a breakthrough for life change.

The Posture of Prayer: A Look at How Jews Pray

In Judaism, a prescribed prayer exists for literally everything—even a praise of thanksgiving for success in the bathroom. Jewish prayer accompanies life’s daily activities and defines the faithful’s relationship with God. Let's take a deeper look at how Jews pray.

Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?

Here's some Christian dating advice: don't make dating weirder than it already is. Really, all dating is awkward...but some Christians take it to the next level.

I Trust You? 3 Reasons People May Trust You Less Than You Imagined

One of the highest compliments you can receive is to hear someone say, I trust you. Don’t take that lightly. Trust takes time to...

What You Can Learn From Paul About Obeying Your Vision

It appears, nothing can sway Paul from obeying his vision. Paul’s words, his demeanor and attitude proclaim loudly and clearly, “it is a privilege and honor for me to obey my vision, yesterday, today and tomorrow—it makes no difference whether I am a prisoner in chains, or not.”

Humility and Greatness Are the Same Thing

Humility and greatness are the same thing. In fact, the Bible and the world of art gives us striking examples of why it is so problematic to achieve humility and greatness.

Why a Good Husband Honors His Wife’s Privacy Every Time

It's critical that you as a good husband honor your wife's privacy every time. Here’s the thing: every husband has his wife’s “spiritual heart” beating in his hands every day.

South Carolina Youth Pastor Allegedly Films Woman Showering, Arrested for Voyeurism

Officials at First Baptist Church Gowensville confirmed that the church immediately terminated the employment of Daniel Kellan Mayfield after his arrest for alleged voyeurism last weekend.

Jessie Cruickshank: What the Western World Is Missing About Discipleship

Jessie Cruickshank joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how brain science supports what the Bible reveals about how people are truly transformed—and what is lacking in the approach many church leaders take toward discipleship.