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Transcience and Church Planting

Transcience and Church Planting

If I started out in church planting again, I’d start with an appeal: please plant down roots and stay. Commit to 5-10 years.
pregnancy resource center

How Pregnancy Resource Centers Offer Help and Hope in Jesus’ Name

Sometimes when I volunteer at the pregnancy resource center, I am struck anew by the real-ness of the gospel. Diapers, wipes, clothing, car seats—these are our cups of cold water that we give in the name of Jesus.
“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

And at one time, most of the country would have agreed with Linus regarding what Christmas is all about…but times have changed.
2010s

The 2010s: What Just Happened?

It’s hard to believe that we have come to the end of the 2010s. As with all milestones, it’s important to assess what happened.
Common Christmas Feelings

Common Christmas Feelings

One of the most common feelings at Christmas is feeling forgotten. It might be missing out on a Christmas party, a gift, a bonus...
3 Ways to Prevent an Attitude of Entitlement in Your Kids

3 Ways to Prevent an Attitude of Entitlement in Your Kids

The culture around us has gradually shifted America’s mindset to believe that we all have our rights, including the “right” to have what we want,...
8 Marks of Evangelistic Churches

8 Marks of Evangelistic Churches

Most churches in North America are not evangelistic. My role as Professor of Evangelism and Missions, though, allows me to learn about churches that are breaking this trend.
attendance

10 Questions More Important Than ‘What Was Your Sunday Attendance?’

On any given Sunday, even the smallest, simplest church service juggles an amazing array of complex issues. From set-up to attendance to events. Set-up...
compassion sponsorship

This Is Where I Live: 7 Children Share Their Homes

Children from the Caribbean and Central America share pictures of their homes. These children share how Compassion sponsorships give them the hope for a brighter future.
Transience and Church Planting

Transience and Church Planting

Ask me what the biggest challenge is in my church planting experience and I’ll probably give you an answer something like this...
Christmas

If I Were a Pastor Again at Christmas Time

I would visit every nursing home in the area with gifts. I would take along a child or two.
Advocating for the Ministries of Single Women in Your Church

Advocating for the Ministries of Single Women in Your Church

Churches are brimming with single women like me. We’re devoted to Christ in our personal lives. We’re investing our time and energy in ministry. We’re also unmarried.
15 Short, Great Tips for Christmas Preaching

15 Short, Great Tips for Christmas Preaching

Peter Mead of BiblicalPreaching.net offers 15 practical suggestions. One or two are sure to fit your needs.
prayer

I Prayed the Wrong Way for Years—I Learned This Secret and Everything Changed

If I’m being honest, prayer is one of the places where I struggle the most in my walk with God.
Right in the Middle of The Story: Why Christmas is Bigger than Christmas

Right in the Middle of The Story: Why Christmas is Bigger than Christmas

The topic was “What Christmas is All About For Your Kids” and the heart was to share with them that Christmas isn’t about gifts but about THE gift and The story and how to make Christmas the most meaningful for your kids.
Celebrating the Good Husband: How to Spot One, How to Keep One

Celebrating the Good Husband: How to Spot One, How to Keep One

I want to celebrate the good husband. Plenty of blog posts have challenged selfish husbands (and, admittedly less often, wives). But here are some qualities that make a man a great husband!
marriage

On Being Naked and Unashamed

Here's what you need to know about marriage! #marriage #love #loveandmarriage #Christianmarriage #Godlymarriage #unashamed
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10 Leadership Lessons That Reinhard Bonnke Taught Me

I remember my friend, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, as a unique leader who had incredible faith. He had time for the masses; but he also had time for one-on-one.
depression

A Letter to the Depressed Christian at Christmas

Depression is tough at the best of times. Perhaps it’s the best of times, such as holiday times, when it’s especially tough. The thought of mixing with happy people fills you with dread. The thought of remembering lost loved ones fills you with gloom. How can people be so happy when you are so sad?
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