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A Good Marriage Requires Work

I keep thanking God for Nanci’s partnership and companionship in the gospel throughout the course of our marriage.

If Gen Z Is Awakened, Equipped and Unleashed

If Gen Z is awakened, equipped and unleashed they will change the way we do and view ministry forever. They will embrace the Gospel as the ultimate cause and rally other young people to join the movement.

Is It OK for Pastors to Drink?

Jesus turned water into wine—so does that give the green light to pastors to drink alcohol?

Six Considerations Before You Share on Social Media

Last year I did a series of blogs on what Scripture has to say about the power of the tongue. The cumulative weight of those verses...

Opinion: How Biden Should Handle Israel, Hamas, and Iran

The Biden administration must learn from what recent history by fundamentally changing its perspective on engagement with Israel, Iran, and the Palestinian leadership.

Balancing Intellect and Emotion for a Fully Orbed Faith

There is a place for both emotion and intellect to work together. For one to thrive, it doesn’t mean you must be void of the other. In our spiritual life, we need both.

5 Ways Covid Has Brought Leadership Changes

My leadership is different now than it was at the beginning of 2020. Covid has forever brought leadership changes--including for me. 

5 Guideposts on the Road Back to Joy

As Christian leaders, we must trust God for the potential of true joy, and if a thief comes and discouragement is the result, we have a road back to joy.

We May Not Long for Death, but We Long for Heaven

Isaiah 25:8 says, “He will swallow up death forever!” God could have said death will cease or come to an end. Or fade away. But no, like a great lion, God is stalking Death as His prey.

Playing Hurt: Pastoring Through Pain

Pastors often sense a profound pressure to perform even when they might not feel like it. To secure their positions, they often play hurt and try pastoring through pain.

A Dozen Ways Ministers Can Give Some Direction to Their Ministry Rather Than Be Driven by It

I sent a text to a fellow minister asking if he would be available to meet over lunch to discuss something pertaining to ministry. He was happy to and said he could pencil me in...the following month!

The Undeniable, Irresistible Resilience of the Small Church

Small churches are not better than big churches. Big churches aren’t better than small ones. Let's discover the resilience of the small church.

19 Famous Quotes About God’s Love

Every pastor should be a herald of God's love. His toolkit should include famous quotes about god's love, because it lays at the heart of the gospel.

10 Practical Steps for Church Leaders Who Lead Leaders

There’s more to leading other leaders in the church than “vision-casting” or playing cheerleader. There are practical steps every senior leader can take to directly contribute to the success of the leaders they lead.

2 Reasons We Ignore Our Weaknesses Instead of Addressing Them

The common leadership counsel to focus on your strengths is wise, with one important caveat. Your weaknesses must be addressed and brought to an acceptable norm or they will overshadow your strengths.

An Indelible Collection of Eugene Peterson Quotes

Reading through Eugene Peterson quotes will give your faith a shot in the arm. The author of the Message Bible and a handful of other books certainly knew how to communicate deep spiritual truths thoughtfully.

Pastors are People Too

Pastors are people, too, and pastors who become persons have no need of masks. They can reveal their scars without fear of judgment or hostility.

One Key Way Leaders Can Build Trust

Great leadership is about trust. If people don’t trust you, they won’t follow you – no matter how “right” your decisions.

Something Every Church Should Include in Their Pastor’s Compensation Package

Many pastors are underpaid, not just for the specific kind of work they do, they aren’t paid enough! In that context, should I really bring up something that churches should ADD to a pastor’s compensation package?

We Are Certain in Our Uncertainty

"I am certain of Him, so I will be content with all those things I’m uncertain of.”

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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