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Porn: The Subtle Anesthesia

The Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, but most of the time, if I’m honest, there has been little to no enjoyment of Him. In fact, in the midst of my porn addiction, there was often no enjoyment of anything at all.

Election: Calvinism or Arminianism? Or a 3rd Option?

How we view God will be the deciding factor in how we view people. The doctrine of election is a secondary issue, but the implications...

I Became an iPad Pastor and It’s Been Great (So Far)

I’m a pastor, and I bought an iPad recently. If you are a pastor, could an iPad help you become more effective? Maybe. Maybe not. Although I’m only a little over a week into owning mine, and it has exceeded all my expectations.

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Insecurity can be disguised, but it can't be hidden.

No One Has Scored At Least 10/15 In This Tricky Jesus Test

100 college students were given this 15-question tricky Jesus test and no one got at least 10/15 correctly. Can you?

What Does It Mean That God Is Just To Forgive?

God is just. God is righteous in forgiving a penitent sinner. It is consistent with His character, and it is the right thing to do. It is also right for God to cleanse the one who asks for cleansing.

8 Reasons Why Your ChMS Isn’t Working

When your ChMS isn’t aligned with your ministry processes, you are limited in your ability to stay connected between Sundays.

Is My Church a Cult ?

At one point the pressing concerns of a close friend of mine caused me to pause and consider: is my church a cult?

15 Good Friday Leadership Lessons

Discussing the implications of Good Friday and the price Jesus paid for our sins is one of those times. However timidly, here are 15 Good Friday leadership lessons. 

Palm Sunday Sermon: What Kind of King Did You Expect?

You'll want to read this before you preach any Palm Sunday sermon! Have you ever asked yourself, “If this was a triumphal entry, then why did they crucify Jesus at the end of the week?”

Sabbath: How to Take a Day Off

Brady Boyd: Let’s be honest, most of us do not know how to take a day off without feeling guilty.

Is God Proud of You?

Is God proud of me? If you're like me, it's SO hard to believe, but I promise you it's true. It has to be because of the cross. 

To Every Pastor Who Is Ready to Give Up

Because pastoral burnout and discouragement have reached epidemic levels. There are all kinds of factors behind this, but regardless of the causes, my heart breaks every time I talk to another discouraged pastor.

Matt Chandler: Is Church Membership Biblical?

Matt Chandler offers a biblical response to the debate on church membership.

5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

How do you preach like a Pharisee?

5 Things That KILL a Strong Leadership Finish

Why do some leaders end so well while others go out not in a blaze of glory, but in a blaze of gory?

How My Personal Prayer Team Is Structured

A pastor describes his personal prayer team including its preferred model, function and schedule.

Propaganda and the Gospel

Propaganda and the gospel: Here's the gospel in five minutes....

Research: Americans Turn to God and Generosity After Natural Disasters

Most people do not believe prayer can avert natural disasters, yet many say they trust God more after natural disasters occur.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Disaster Relief

"When it comes to disaster relief, don't follow your heart, follow the direction of those already engaged."

Senate To Vote on Landmark Bill To Protect Same-Sex Marriage

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex marriages and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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