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3 Stereotypes of Christians (And How to Change Them)

Pastor/author Dan Kimball reveals the most common stereotypes of Christians and the Church, what people wish church was like—and why you should be listening to these emerging voices.

10 Church Poisons That Will Kill Any Church

I’m reminded there are certain poisons that are causes of death. I call them church poisons because they are deadly, but they are avoidable. The churches that die from them do so by their own hand.

How to Grow in Intimacy With God

The truth we need to remember is that Almighty God, who made Heaven and Earth, wants to be in relationship with us and wants us to know Him the way He knows us.

7 Strategies in a New Leadership Position

I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things

There is Only One Kind of Sinner

Before God, we are all sinners. And there is only one kind of sinner. There are not successful, high-capacity sinners and unpromising, down-and-out sinners.

3 Common Mistakes We Make When Reading the Bible

Avoid mistakes when reading the Bible, remember to talk to God, read whole scriptural books, and remember who wrote the Bible: God.     

When Silence Is Better Than Good Endorsements

I suppose there are some good endorsements that you don’t want. Like if you’re using good endorsements for bad ends or with wicked intentions.

6 Ways To Pray When It Doesn’t Seem Like It’s Working

You know God loves you. You know He answers prayer. You know your eternal destiny is secured. But it doesn't always feel that way. Here are 6 ways you can pray when it seems that prayer isn't really working.

7 Laws of Service in the Kingdom

If we want to follow Jesus, we must know his Kingdom law. In fact, there are seven laws—non-negotiable elements, iron-clad principles—regarding serving in the Kingdom of God.

A Contentious Person Creates One of the Most Miserable Marriages Imaginable

If you’re single, don’t marry a contentious person. If you’re married and contentious, you need to kill this tendency before it kills your marriage.

Outreach Checklist: 7 Church Growth Paradigms

I speak with churches often who want to grow and they contact me wanting suggestions of how to do so. In doing so, I often tell them there are some church growth paradigms they need to make sure they have.

4 Things That Caused the Early Church to Spread Like Wildfire

If we look closely at Acts 1:1–14, we can find four characteristics of the early church that we can apply to our own lives.

5 Ways You May Be Destroying Your Marriage

Is your marriage falling apart? A good marriage doesn't collapse all at once, but deteriorates slowly. Here are 5 ways you could be destroying your marriage without realizing it.

Marriage Red Flags – Please Don’t Marry This Man!!!

If you see these dating red flags, get out of that relationship! Never marry someone hoping he will change.

It’s Not for Teenagers Only: Verses on Sexual Purity

If we look at Bible verses about sexual purity, it's obvious that purity is just as much for the Gen X’ers and the Baby Boomers as it is for Generation Z. Basically, it doesn’t matter if your 15 or 55. We're all called to be pure.

6 Warning Signs of a Toxic Church Culture

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader?

What Does Missional Living Really Mean?

The more invested and comprehensive we are in the various facets of ‘following Jesus,’ the more we will flourish in the world as children of God and kingdom contributors, and be able to engage in missional living.

Healthy Christians Don’t Hesitate

Don't hesitate: determine what you know you need to do—even write it down—then create a clear plan of action to align yourself with what God wants from you.

25 Common Myths About Christianity, And Answers From James Emory White

Looking for a help in answering common objections to our faith? James Emery White ’s A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Authentic Christianity (Baker Books) is an excellent resource.

A Recap of ‘The Thorn’—And Why You Should See It

In an interview with ChurchLeaders, creator John Bolin describes the unique format and story of "The Thorn.” He also reveals why pastors and congregants should see the show—and invite their churched and unchurched friends to join them.

OnlyFans Star Blac Chyna Shares Image of Baptism, Says She Has...

On Thursday, well-known reality TV star, American model, socialite, former stripper, and OnlyFans star Blac Chyna, whose legal name is Angela White, shared in an Instagram post that she had been baptized.

Gabe Lyons: Engage Culture and Reverse Negative Cultural Stereotypes

Gabe Lyons of Q Ideas addresses questions like: What are some perceptions people have of Christians? Why is it so hard for Christians to engage culture?

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