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Scot McKnight: Why Legalism Isn’t What You Think

Over the years, my own thinking about legalism has become more nuanced, but I want to map out what legalism is in the context of the New Testament.

12 Reasons People Leave a Local Church

Even if you’re not in the middle of the battle, constant conflict wears out even the best church members.

What to Say at a Funeral to Make Christ Known

The heart to Make God Known should be the goal of every Christian when speaking or sharing at a funeral.

4 Reasons Why Churches Love Their Former Pastor So Much

They threw stones at the former pastor? And now they’re saying how much they love him? Yep. Ask any veteran pastor.

Pastors and the Paradox of Being Resented and Revered

Most pastors will live through the dangers of being revered as well as the pain of being resented. Here are three truths for pastors about the paradox of being resented and revered.

God Sees What Is Done in Secret

I open the door and begin my day: “If I trust him to see what is done in secret, I will not need to be seen by men.”

Preaching Variants Texts In The Bible

In the realm of the theological sciences, no subject is as difficult to navigate as that of Old and New Testament textual criticism. How much should a pastor talk about textual variants when preaching through books of the Bible?

10 Gifts for Pastor Appreciation Month

Show your pastor your true appreciation for his love and ministry over the past year. Here are gifts for pastor appreciation month that will show how much you care.

Discover the 5 LOVE Languages of Pastors

How can you speak a love language to your pastor?

Is Facebook Discipling Your Church Members?

A number of recent reports have shown that social media is having extremely negative effects on our society. We need to learn new ways of discipling our church members in the age of Facebook.

Jesus: The Only Savior

As we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ, it is good for us to remember the uniqueness of Christ. May we never suggest that God has not done enough for us, considering what He has done for us in Christ Jesus.

6 Must-Ask Questions to Help Find Your Personal Calling

As we locate the warm embers of God’s personal calling inside ourselves, we must faithfully fan those flames. God desires for a sense of mission to burn within us, driving us forward in the perilous journey we call life.

7 Reasons Why Halloween Judgment Houses Often Miss the Mark

I know most Judgment Houses present the gospel at the end. But in the Bible, the good news doesn’t come at the end.

5 Ways Pastors Can Help Heal the Brokenhearted in Their Care

When we know we're loved by God, we can trust he is with us through any difficulty that comes our way. Here are 5 ways pastors can help those in their care experience God's love. 

10 Ways To Help First-Time Guests Feel Special

You only get one opportunity to leave a good impression and help first-time guests feel special. Here are 10 ways you can help first-time guests feel so special that they want to return. 

How Can God Bring Good Out of Evil?

The world is full of tragedy, pain, and evil. Yet what we learn from the story of Joseph is that we serve a God who is able to bring good out of evil.

Surviving a Church Split – How to Recover from the Heartbreak

I’ve heard the stories of wounded believers who no longer go to church because of the pain of trying to surviving a church split. It happens way too often.

Strategic Flexibility – How Adding “For Now” Will Keep You Relevant Forever

The reason there are so many books, articles, and blogs on strategic flexibility is because we can’t seem to embrace one simple, two-word concept.

4 Thoughts on What Captures God’s Attention

There are certain attitudes, postures, and behaviors that capture God's attention. He stops the course of time and history and bends low to the affairs of men.

7 Ways to Lose Ministry Volunteers

If ministry volunteers aren’t validated in the ministry you lead, then they will look for another place where they are.

Report: Holocaust Denial Persists on Facebook One Year After Push to...

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows that while Facebook has removed major Holocaust denial posts on its platform, gaps in enforcing its ban remain one year after it went into effect.

Gerardo Martí: What Pastors Need to Learn From the Collapse of...

Dr. Gerardo Martí joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss Robert H. Schuller's remarkable success with the Crystal Cathedral—and why Schuller's influential ministry collapsed so suddenly.

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