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How I Engage With the Bible

Growing up being homeschooled, my Dad taught my math lesson every morning before he left for work. And every morning as I walked into...

10 Ways to Honor Dr. King

There are plenty of practical ways to honor Dr. King. Beyond remmbering his legacy on thius special day, we can also honor Dr. King in the following ways.

Why Did Jesus Come as a Baby? There Are at Least 2 Reasons

As Christmas draws near I find myself asking, why did Jesus come as a baby –small and defenseless– and not a man ready to begin His ministry on earth?

Does “Breath of Life” in Scripture Mean an Unborn Child Isn’t Human Until They’re Born and Breathing?

Some prochoice religious groups argue that as Adam’s life began when God breathed into him, so each human life begins when the baby is born and takes his first breath. However, the scriptures testify to the personhood of the unborn.

Local Churches Are an Essential Part of God’s Plan to Reach the World through Missions

Local churches are a vital part of world missions in the way they stay engaged with the mission of Jesus both at home and abroad.

Flat Tires, Frustrations and Always Being Ready to Evangelize

Life’s little frustrations can lead to Gospel conversations. Flat tires and frustrating situations never seem to come at a convenient time! But they often come with an important opportunity.

First Person: Report from a Missionary in South Asia

Each week, more would join us and plead for us to visit their villages. This is nothing new for a missionary in South Asia: we felt the acute tension of His plentiful harvest on the cusp of being ready, yet knew we were woefully short on workers to labor in the harvest.

10 Differences Between a Believer and a Christian

What is a believer? Well, a believer is someone who merely believes in Jesus, whereas a Christian actually follows His commands.

Our Mission: We Were Born for THIS Generation

You were born for THIS generation. For this moment. And there has never been a greater time to be involved in the ministry of sharing Christ and his Kingdom values with the world around you.

International Missions – Building Upon John Piper’s Guidance

Over the past decade, John Piper’s categorical way of thinking about international missions and the local church has invigorated countless people.

3 Abnormal Gifts for Your Small Group This Christmas

Here’s a different holiday idea: How about getting a few abnormal gifts for your whole small group?

12 Secrets Most Leaders Won’t Tell You

Leadership is a journey…a journey that’s probably different than you thought it would be before you stepped into leadership. When I was young, I always...

Too Good to Be True

The word rolls off our tongue so easily. Good. “Wow, this cereal is so good!” “We had a good time at the park.” “Let me tell you where...

When Busy Becomes Too Busy: The Essential Business of Staying Connected to Your Heart

A few weeks ago, as I was talking with one of my mentors, my answer to a question she asked me left me in...

Why Do You Believe in God?

Great thoughts pertaining to the question "Why Do I Believe in God?" Fact, Faith or Emotion?

God Is at Work: The Jet Fuel of Evangelism

"In our Christian lives, and in evangelism in particular, our job is to be faithful."

3 Reasons I Love the Next Generation

It's been on my heart this past year to connect with young godly leaders on social media. There are so many amazing young people...

If Your Default Answer to ‘How Are You?’ Is ‘Busy,’ Read This

Ever have those days where you feel like you can’t get anything done? Where with every tick of the clock, your list continues to g.e.t.l.o.n.g.e.r.? Here...

4 Questions to Ask When You Heard from God

A few years ago, Leif and I visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. When we checked into a hotel near the historic...

The Strategic “Yes” and The Liberating “No”

During our course “Personal Well Being and Spiritual Formation” at Bethel Seminary, leadership coach (and friend) Michael Warden and I have enjoyed our time with some amazing leaders...

WATCH: Russell Brand Calls His First Month as a Christian a...

In his latest update on his spiritual journey, actor Russell Brand celebrated his first month of being a Christian and spoke of an "inner illumination" that's now a present guide and guardrail in his everyday life.

Dennis Edwards: The Misconceptions Pastors Have About Humility

Dr. Dennis Edwards joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what he has learned about the true nature of humility and how church leaders can avoid some common misconceptions about what a life of humility means.

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