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The ONE Thing God is Asking Of You Today

Even after years of following Jesus, I’m still slack-jawed by what God will use to speak to His people. I found this to be particularly...

Ruthless Trust

Some of you thought when you became a Christian that you would gain all the answers to life’s difficulties. Here is a reality check...

Think You Know What it Means to Turn the Tables? Think Again.

Sometimes people just don’t get it. They don’t get you. They don’t have a clue what it’s like to be you. They’ve misjudged you. They...

The Goal of Becoming the Smallest Church in Your City

by Abe Huber, www.igrejadapaz.com.br Numerically speaking, our congregation was already the largest local church of our city in 1999. At that time I started having a...

Jesus As Theological Educator

Jesus chose not to found a school (even though schools existed in the ancient world) or to establish a structured curriculum leading to a...

The Worst Response When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

He’s easy to pass by. That forerunner of Christ tends to make brief, odd appearances. John the Baptist wore the kind of clothes Goodwill would reject for...

7 Things No One Told You About Luke

I have a confession. Don’t tell John. I think Luke is my newest gospel crush. Maybe it’s because Luke’s a doctor who understands the needs of the...

5 Lessons I Learned from Church Planting

Revolution Church turned 5 years old recently and it got me thinking about the last 5 years, all that God has done, his faithfulness and all that...

The Secret Formula to Find Fulfillment Today

Fulfill is the characteristic verb in Matthew’s Gospel. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give...

You’ll Reap What You Sow

Most of you know I’m a gardening nut. I love planting stuff and after this long winter, spring can’t get here soon enough. I’m...

The Academy Awards: Who Really Won?

Watching the Oscars is a yearly tradition in my house—something we look forward to as the cold winter months roll through. Leif and I have high...

So You Love Jesus, But Hate the Church?

It almost seems as if there is nothing new under the sun. It almost feels as if we've heard this story before: Leaders in...

In Defense of the Relationally Challenged Male

I don’t think any of us would argue that there are monumental differences between men and women. Anyone who’s been married longer than seven...

Do the Next Right Thing You Know to Do

One of the most powerful growth principles I’ve ever heard is: “Do the next right thing you know to do.” This applies to moving forward...

A Whole New Way to Think About Fear That Changes Everything We’ve Been Taught

A baby bird flew into our house. I’d left the back door open to drink in the crisp air never expecting a winged creature to...

Ahmed, Can I Pray for You?

I’ve been on long service leave for most of December/January.  Michelle and I had two weeks in Turkey visiting ancient sites (Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Cappadocia)...

The Importance of Assessment in Church Planting

by Tyler Powell, Acts 29 N. America Assessment Director To varying degrees, we are constantly assessing things in our daily lives—from fruit in the supermarket...

Deciding Not to Decide

I’ve been in one of those seasons where I feel God is teaching me so many things about church leadership, and leadership in general...

Struggle With Shutting Other People Out?

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Stress and burnout can cause us to project...

Discovering Your Dream Job

Between the ages of 18-36 the average American will have 9.3 different jobs. That’s a lot of transitions. Most of the time when we’re...

Televangelist James Robison Denies He Knew Robert Morris Allegedly Committed Child...

Following the recent resignation of Robert Morris as Gateway Church’s senior pastor, Life Outreach International, formerly known as The James Robison Evangelistic Association (JREA), released a statement saying the organization was unaware of the Morris' alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old.

Daniel Im: How Not To Let the Consumers Drive the Strategy...

Daniel Im joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain how pastors can lead more effectively in a “post-everything” world and why their communities contain more than just the non-Christians and the Christians.

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