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Leaders Issue Response to 1963 MLK Letter

A group of church leaders offers what it calls the "first and only" clergy response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Should Churches Close on MLK-Day?

Scott Williams says, "Yes!" Share your opinion.

A Justification Debate Long Overdue

Collin Hansen reports on the recent justification debate.

The Paperless Office

Be the master of your office. Work efficiently. Focus on people.

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

The life to which God has called us is the ultimate straight line.

Everyone Needs Critics

Eugene Cho offers six tips for dealing with criticism as a leader.

How Smart Leaders Propagate Dumb Ideas

Larry Osborne shares 4 ideas for better clarity when preaching.

The Gospel Every Day

God's plan isn’t to steer us beyond the gospel, but to move us more deeply into it.

Groeschel: "We're Not a Megachurch."

Craig Groeschel rejects the "megachurch" label, even though he preaches to over 26,000 every week.

New iPhone App Forgives Sins

Penance, a new iPhone app, allows users to confess their own sins and absolve the sins of others.

Applying the Gospel to Personal Finance

Ed Stetzer interviews Jamie Munson about his new book "Money: God or Gift."

Abortion Rate Decline Halts with Recession

In tough economic times, more women are deciding they can't afford their unplanned pregnancies.

Creating a Great Experience

11 key elements of a great program and unmatched experience in the local church.

Homosexuals, Derek Webb, and Following Jesus

How should we respond to homosexuals?

3 Steps for Setting Up the Offering

Help launch a successful "giving" talk in your church service.

Haggard Recommends "Scandalous" Documentary

Ted Haggard recommends that Christians watch the new documentary on his life, even though he admits it's "embarrassing."

Sweaty Grace

The only reasonable response to the grace of God is gratitude that moves us to action.

Using a Small Budget to Change the World

Shaun King shares five free things you can use to change the world.

What Leadership Books Are You Reading?

Share your favorite leadership books with the CL community.

4 Ways to Better Connect with People

"The business of connecting isn’t as difficult as we make it," says Justin Lanthrop.

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