HomePastorsPastor Blogs

Pastor Blogs

The Joy Will Come

I received unexpected news recently. The kind of news that made my heart hurt and tears burn my eyes. I felt the pressure of...

Why We Need a Bigger View of God

Our tendency is to put God at the center of our universe and treat Him as a sort of crystal ball or magic genie...

Journal As a Pathway to Joy

Maybe you’ve never thought of journaling as a spiritual discipline. It’s seemed like something only for the most narcissistic of introverts, or cute for adolescent...

The Fox News Channel Wasn't Good for My Soul

On November 7, 2012, I stopped watching the Fox News Channel (FNC). That might not seem like a big deal if you didn’t know that...

Leadership and Laughter

Last night I was doing my regular Thursday night thing – watching the comedy shows back to back on NBC (like I have for years). I...

Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at Macworld Expo 2007, and I got my first one a year later. I can’t remember life without it. For...

Dare to Be More Than a Copy

The world around us lives by values that are the product of its dominant philosophies such as materialism (“things” matter more than anything), humanism...

The Heaviness of My Heart for Spiritual Awakening In America

I’ve probably been reading too much news lately, and it has created a sense of heaviness in my heart. I tweeted yesterday, “For me, today,...

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Marriage

1.Begin asking Jesus to reveal where you fall short as a spouse and then begin to work on YOUR PART...as opposed to being the person...

A Booby Trap in the Christian Budget

The Bible is clear that we will put our money where our hearts are, so it is important that we regularly test our treasure. There are...

The Truth About the Knowability of Truth

Let me talk philosophy for a second. Truth is knowable. People debate that, but 2 + 2 = 4. Every. Single. Time. Just try...

Stop Trying to Be a Super Leader

I know what you’re thinking? What’s wrong with excellence and trying my best at leadership? Nothing. We should strive to lead with excellence. What...

When the Abortion Industry Self-Destructs

In one sense, there are really just two types of people when it comes to the topic of abortion: those who think it is...

Generosity, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Anyone can give. And most people do, to one degree or another. But for Christians, there is a whole new level of generosity that...

The Passenger in Row 20

My return flight from Nashville last week was already running about an hour late, and everyone surrounding me at the gate was anxious to...

Four Questions to Keep Close to Your Wallet

It’s hard to imagine many things more maligned in Scripture than money. After all, “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils” (1...

Mary Poppins Theology: Enough Is As Good As a Feast

The Disney classic Mary Poppins turned 20 and came out of the vault when I was seven years old and going through a phase of life in...

Should We Pray for Revival?

When do you think the following observations were made? 1. Ministers today seem more concerned with political power in society than spiritual fervency in the...

God Wants to Bring Life to Others Through You

One of the greatest problems facing Christianity today is our lack of confidence. We lack confidence in ourselves, in the Gospel, and in the...

God Isn't Your Vending Machine

How many times have you read something like this on Facebook… “I went to the doctor today and my cancer test came back clean. God is...

‘Pray for Me’—Beth Moore Shares That She ‘Seriously’ Needs Surgery

Bible teacher Beth Moore shared that she is in urgent need of surgery, news that she received after meeting with one of the top neurosurgeons in Houston on Friday, June 14.

Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury: What Makes a Healthy Youth Ministry

Dr. Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share their insights into how youth leaders can most effectively help teens cultivate a faith that lasts for their entire lives.

Pastor Blogs