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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...

3 Tips to Bounce Back from Burn Out

Over the last few years I’ve slowly been learning and relearning the power of rest, the gift of the Sabbath. In Wonderstruck, I confessed: “Most days,...

For When You Feel Overwhelmed and for When You Feel Small

First let me begin by saying, wow, you guys. The flu is a terrible, terrible thing. I thought I caught the flu the day after...

Becoming a Radically Diverse Crowd

One of the great joys I’ve had as a pastor and a leader is learning from other pastors and leaders. That learning has taken...

Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow & Christianity on the Broncos’ Field

It’s no secret that Tim Tebow brought the carnival to town with his popularity as well as his proclamations of faith. A former Florida Gator and Heisman...

The Trust Meter

I’ll admit that at times I have a hard time trusting certain people. I generally develop my feelings of distrust after someone has done...

The Quality of Your Life Depends on This One Thing

I used to think rest meant taking a nap or getting a few extra hours of sleep. But rest isn’t a purely passive activity....

Do for One

It’s always tough when you’re giving a message and you see a person in the crowd who is absolutely “losing” it. Yesterday, during our...

God So Loved the World

Before all the buzz around the verse John 3:16 in this generation, there have actually been other generations that realized it's profound implications for...

How an Imperfect Person Can Find Joy Today

It only takes turning on the news or reading the headlines on The Huffington Post to remind us that we live in a broken world. Even in...

Your Anxiety is Not a Sin

The Texas Rangers just walked the bases. It wasn’t that exciting of a baseball game. I was doing my Algebra II homework with the...

Complicating What God Has Made Simple

I continue to be amazed at how it always seems that religion complicates what God has made simple. I was reading in Matthew and...

How to Live in the Present

If only I can get through this season of life. I just can’t wait until graduation ... finances are in order … life becomes easier. Counting...

When God Isn’t In Control

Late last week, I had conversations with two of my unofficial spiritual/career mentors. They’re unofficial because I’ve never asked them, but when we meet,...

The End of Christianity in Britain! Really?

The Church of England is “one generation away from extinction”, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Lord Carey, 78, said churchgoers should be “ashamed” of...

Are You Still Struggling to Find Your Calling?

I’m often baffled when a person who is a committed follower of Christ asks, “What’s your calling?” To me, the answer is a no-brainer. The “call”...

Crucial Lessons On Casting Vision

“A plan in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding draws it out.” Proverbs 20:5 The writer of that...

What to Do When Life Spirals Out of Control

My four-pound superpup, Hershey, brings so much joy to my life. Even with his small size, he certainly packs a powerful punch in the...

Maintaining Unity in a Church Planting Movement

A question from Mike… Hi Steve, Throughout  Christian history Christians have divided on a number of issues largely due to different understandings about what particular scriptures...

Can We Love Others Without Loving Ourselves?

When a Code Blue is issued in a hospital, any available medical personnel run to the room of the person who’s coding. It’s a...

In Small-Town Illinois, a Little Church Says Goodbye

For 156 years, church members at First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois, gathered to sing hymns, study the Bible and lift each other in prayer. They also ate barbecue, laughed, cried, reached out to their neighbors and cared for one another. But nothing lasts forever.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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