In his new book, Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell explores why so many of our interactions with strangers go wrong and how we aren't good at reading people.
While I’m not against writing vows Casanova would applaud, I am against vows that are more romantic and emotional than practical and honest. Here are 12 truthful marriage vows you won’t hear at a wedding.
How do you get teenagers to listen to a sermon? Here are 7 tips to help you with what might seem like an impossible task.
Ezra is worth studying because it is a full-color illustration of Yahweh’s sovereignty. Nearly every chapter speaks of the meticulous application of that sovereignty for the purpose of rebuilding Israel.
When you encounter a complicated Bible passage, here are three steps to help understanding a tricky passage like this.
When I was studying to go into ministry, one of the professors told us is always best, the professor said, to seek out friendships with people who are not part of our churches. This seemed like a recipe to be lonely and discouraged.
As a pastor, I would love to talk at length about the transcendent beauty of Brandt Jean's moment of forgiveness and the powerful inner strength on display. But in many cases, to do so would be to promote cheap grace.
"Many people struggle with what to say to the grief-stricken."
I’m blown away by Paul’s honesty in 2 Corinthians. People in Corinth expected leaders to look successful. They didn’t have a category for someone like Paul. Weakness wasn’t in their leadership vocabulary.
Our experience over decades as both a pastor and faithful church member, having either delivered or listened to thousands of sermons, has led us to the conclusion that much expository sermons does not in fact meet the definition.
If you're struggling with how to be a leader and exercise, try these four ways to keep going. Regular exercise increases learning, lowers the impacts of stress, combats sensitivity to anxiety, fights depression, and increases memory.
Three Xanax. Three Propranolol. Three Zoloft. This was the prescription-pill combination I took before my first sermon as a pastor in New York City. I was a Sunday drug abuser.
Pastor Adam Tyson joined Kanye's Sunday Service in Detroit to share a message about God's holiness. Tyson used Isaiah's account of God's holiness to describe how we need Jesus to reconcile us to a holy God.
Spurgeon's wife would become his truest partner, deepest confidant and “the greatest of all earthly blessings.” Susannah described their life together as “two pilgrims treading this highway of life together, hand in hand—heart linked to heart.”
What better place to learn about healthy leadership than through a kid? Kids are forever teaching us and David does no less as this story unfolds in 1 Samuel 17.
"God says it...that settles it! Whether I believe it or not doesn't change the fact." Case closed, right? Maybe not.
The anointing of God isn’t just for those with a particular calling or office or role as a public communicator. The anointing is for you when you’re living and walking in close fellowship with God.
Yesterday, I posted about what to do when church work just hurts. Today, here are some the reasons I still love ministry, even when it’s tough.
What makes people healthy leaders? It’s not what you can do in A day, but EVERY day that matters. Here are 10 things strong leaders do daily.
Sam Allberry contends that one of the painful things Jesus says to all of us (not just those grappling with transgenderism) is that how we have been born is not quite right.