Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Enough Is Enough—Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men

Enough Is Enough—Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men

Christian leaders and friends, we have to see that some evil men are using their wives’ Christian guilt and our teaching about the sanctity of marriage as a weapon to keep harming them. We need to stop enabling abusive men.
10 Star Wars Quotes that (Might) Work in a Sermon

10 Star Wars Quotes That (Might) Work in a Sermon

We thought it’d be fun to post some quotes from the Star Wars movies that just maybe, possibly have come from biblical principles. Here is our list of top 10 Star Wars quotes that could potentially be over-spiritualized. Enjoy!
hard sayings

The Hard Sayings of Our Lord

Jesus had some hard sayings. He made some statements that befuddled His hearers then and now provoke modern disciples to scratch their heads. Let's face it--some of what He said is just plain difficult to swallow.

Kingdom at War: Or, How to Balance Contending and Consenting

Individuals and churches are wired differently, have different life experiences, and different hopes and expectations.
How Emotion-Driven Churches Are Ruining Christians

How Emotion-Driven Churches Are Ruining Christians

"We are more interested in giving people a spiritual buzz than teaching them what true worship is."
God is Faithful to Comfort

God Is Faithful to Comfort

I can tell you from my own personal experience that through these times of indescribable hurt and mourning, that God is faithful to comfort His people. And He uses our experiences to give strength and encouragement to others during their time of grief—helping them find hope for the days ahead.
age of outrage

Staying on Mission in the Age of Outrage

Welcome to the age of outrage, my friend. Who knew that technology would empower some of our worst attributes instead of our best? Staying on...
12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

Here are 12 great leadership questions every leader should be asking...

3 Practical Challenges of Less Frequent Church Attendance

Several years ago, while I served at LifeWay Christian Resources, we noticed a big shift in the definition of “regular church attender.” The speed...
Mountaintop Experience

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience

To hear the voice of God in His Word is to be led to the mountaintop of glory and grace.
5 Really Tough Decisions Pastors Make

5 Really Tough Decisions Pastors Make

The higher you rise in leadership, the fewer decisions you make, but the greater the weight each decision carries. Here are 5 tough decisions that pastors have to make.
Reality of Slavery

How to Help Your Congregation See the Reality of Slavery

Dedicate one Sunday this year to end slavery.
Resurrection of Jesus

12 Powerful Surprises About the Resurrection of Jesus

A dozen aspects of the resurrection of Jesus that instruct our minds, inspire our hearts and inform us all.
discouraged leader

Dear Discouraged Leader (5 Questions to Ask Before You Implode)

Dear Discouraged  Leader, Being a leader isn’t the easiest thing in the world. But it isn’t the hardest thing in the world either. You’re not alone....
Constantly Complaining

3 Things That May Be True if People Are Constantly Complaining to You

If people are always complaining to you, you may be sending signals that...
life and Leadership

5 Things About Life and Leadership My 25 Year Old Self Never Would Have...

Leaders that try to be all things to all people often end up being nothing to no one and lose their effectiveness in the process.
Spiritual Candy

Stop Eating Spiritual Candy

The more I feed on true nourishment, the more I crave the good stuff.
women thrive

Is There a Place for Me? Equipping Women to Thrive

Have we made it obvious in our networks or churches that every individual, male or female, is valued and vital to the church family? Here's how to be intentional in your church and create a plan to help women thrive.
Waiting for Reviva

Waiting for Revival: What Not to Do and What to Do

Something is stirring, and we have the glorious opportunity to respond.
death of a chruch

5 Things That Masked The Death of a Church

As we look at the incredible response to the book Autopsy of a Deceased Church, on its fifth anniversary, I think it’s worth noting...
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