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5 Reasons Preachers Should Listen to Hip Hop

A good Christian hip hop artist will work really hard to take a known truth and make it feel as though it’s being seen for the first time. Artists like Trip Lee produce potent metaphors for biblical truths.

8 Reasons Why Church Change Is SO Hard

Awareness of how people’s brains work in response to change can help you craft more lasting changes. Here are eight reasons why church change is difficult.

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

Moving Forward – 5 Indicators of a Strong and Spiritually Healthy Church

The church is still the hope of the world, but we have work to do. Of course, we do; we’ve had stuff to work on since the early New Testament Church! Here are five signs your church is spiritually healthy.

6 Main Traits of Preacher Eater Churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them. As my pastor friend noted, “That church will eat you alive.”

4 Differences Between Being Prophetic and Just Being a Jerk

There’s a not-so-subtle distinction between being a genuinely prophetic voice and being divisive and problematic.

10 Things Every New Christian Should Know

So here are the 10 things (not necessarily in any particular order) that I thought my new Christian friend should sink down deep into his heart, head and hands as he travels his first year with Jesus.

R.C. Sproul: What Does It Mean to Call God “Father?”

The first Jewish rabbi to call God “Father” directly was Jesus of Nazareth. It was a radical departure from tradition, and in fact, in every recorded prayer we have from the lips of Jesus save one, He calls God “Father.”

5 Christian Pastors Leading the Way on TikTok

Pastors on TikTok represent the full range of Christian faith: on matters ranging from theology to current social issues. The diversity of opinions and personalities among these pastors are as wide and varied as all the pastors in your hometown.

When You Feel You Are Not Enough

Encouragement comes from knowing that even the greatest heroes of faith were also flawed and broken—wrecked, weary, restless, and sometimes tortured sinners—even at their spiritual peak.

8 Demons Pastors Fight

To stay in the ministry any length of time, a pastor needs to learn to fight some predictable “demons.”

How to Know Your Ministry Calling

A certain (uncomfortable) peace comes with following God’s call. It's one of the ways to know your ministry calling.

How to Execute a Strategic Plan at Your Church – Crafting the Plan

When most leaders work on strategic plans and initiatives, they tend to jump headfirst into creation mode. Unfortunately, developing a new strategy before determining the current reality is a recipe for problems.

4 Ways to Recharge Your Soul

Have you ever felt depleted? Like you needed to recharge your soul? As a pastor I have. And although we intuitively understand how to refuel ourselves, so often we don’t do it. Here are four ways forward.

Truths the Devil Uses to Stop Us From Praying

Satan tells lies to keep us from praying. He uses pleasures and misinformation and our laziness to keep us from praying. He uses false teachers and busy schedules and great television to keep us from praying.

How (and Why) to Put Your Worst Foot Forward

I have often heard a teaching – which I have come to understand as unbiblical and very destructive – that being a Christian and struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts aren’t supposed to go together.

7 Secrets to Being a High Achiever

How can you be a high achiever and keep a good work/life balance? As I’ve reflected on what helps me accomplish so much, I came up with some thoughts as to how I’m able to maintain productivity in a healthy way.

12 Signs of Power-Hungry Pastors

I believe all leaders, because of our fallen nature, have to deal with some or all of the following issues at times in our lives. But some power-hungry pastors have totally given in and live out these issues as a lifestyle of choice.

Pastoral Ministry Is Never a Competition

As pastors, one way we can emulate the King is to give ourselves away in the service of other pastors. That, too, is pastoral ministry.

8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

Find out the eight signs your church is reaching unchurched people. #unchurched #outreach #Churchoutreach #evangelism #churchgrowth

Rick Warren Successor Andy Wood Apologizes for 2021 Mark Driscoll Interview;...

Andy Wood, named as Rick Warren’s successor at Saddleback Church, has apologized for inviting Mark Driscoll to speak at the 2021 Echo Leadership Conference. Critics, however, say Wood's apology leaves too many questions unanswered.

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

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