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seminary debt

Effective Ways to Pay Off Seminary Debt

Today many people struggle with seminary debt, but it can be especially difficult for those who have gone to seminary and are not in high paying positions as they serve in churches or faith-based organizations. The statistics can be daunting but also, in a way, reassuring, because they show that millions of people are in a similar situation.
anti-abuse

9 Anti-Abuse Practices Your Church Needs to Adopt

Half of your church members have likely experienced abuse: child abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, spiritual abuse in a religious organization.
pandemic

A Pandemic Recalibration: God in the Center of Your Circle

As the world stumbles back to its commonplace rhythms of pre-pandemic life, we mustn’t forget how the loneliness of lockdown exposed both our need and longing for meaningful relationships and community. 
unchartered territory

5 Principles for Leading in Unchartered Waters

We’ve all been in uncharted waters for the past six months.Uncharted waters include: unfamiliar territory, little to no experience navigating those waters and can’t foresee what will happen.
Martha

Jesus and Performance Fatigue

Martha is emotionally and relationally impaired by performance fatigue. Working hard and working alone to serve the guests, her frustration and anxiety are palpable.
racism

God’s Word Speaks to Our Concerns About Racism. Are We Listening?

Christian friends, the Scriptures speak clearly to the Church in these days of heartache and confusion. Are we listening? Here are six specific ways that God’s Word transforms our response to racism.
stories

The Best Sermons Tell Stories

Even sermons on instructional passages can be made better by the art of storytelling.
misconceptions

5 Misconceptions About Pastors

Here are five misconceptions about pastors, some of which are dangerous and greatly impede the ministry of a local church. In other words, they are not insignificant misconceptions.
Burn Bridges

Don’t Burn Bridges

Try and stay friends with people who think differently than you. The mute button may be your friend at times, so use it. Try not to burn bridges.
preaching

6 Reasons I Don’t Usually Begin With Greetings, Announcements, or Small Talk When Preaching

Let me start with a caveat: I don’t intend to demean with this post any faithful pastor and preacher whose approach differs from mine....
God's Word

The Benefits of Opening Your [Physical] Bible

Just as the Ark carried God’s Word and presence with Israel wherever they went, carrying around a physical Bible communicates allegiance and obedience to Christ more than a phone or tablet ever could.
lying

A Dozen Reasons God Hates Lying & Liars

"As followers of Jesus Christ, the Truth incarnate, we are called to put away the old self with its practices, which includes lying."
development

A 3-Part Framework for Personal Development

Understanding who you are, how you are seen by others, and what you were designed to do is foundational for leadership confidence, and ultimately for leadership effectiveness and development.
depressed pastor

Thoughts from One Depressed Pastor to Many, Many Others

I’ve been a pastor for 23 years now, but I, like every other pastor I know, was completely unprepared for leading a church through a global pandemic in a time of tremendous social unrest and political division. Here are thoughts from one depressed pastor.
Jesus the Theologian

Jesus the Theologian

Jesus the theologian. Jesus Christ is the greatest theologian of all time; He read, interpreted, and applied the Scriptures in a masterful way, and taught others to do likewise.
Billy Graham

10 Best Things Billy Graham Ever Said

"America's pastor" has gone on to be will the Lord, but his legacy will live on for generations. These are the 10 best Billy Graham quotes.
sloth

The Deadly Sin I Was Least Aware Of

Because sloth is failure to pursue our first love, busyness can actually be a good cover for the sloth beneath the surface.
bride of Christ

When Speaking About the Bride of Christ

We need to examine how we are speaking to and about the bride of Christ. After all, "from heaven he came and sought her, to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her and for her life he died."
church is essential

Church Is Essential. Your Form of Church Is Not

We must insist that church is essential, but we must be careful not to subtly or overtly send the signal that our form of church is better than some other form.
health and fitness

Why Isn’t Spiritual Health and Fitness Taken Seriously?

Why isn’t spiritual health and fitness taken seriously? We are in danger of neglecting what it means to be human as God intended; the spirit is not a fraction of our humanity - it is integral to our humanity.
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