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Leadership Lessons from the San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat for the third game in a row (including two on the road) to win the NBA Championship Title....

Putting on the Brave Face

by Joe Rigney Coaching tee ball is hard. And not just because it’s like herding a pack of wet cats. Or because five-year-olds generally prefer...

Keep the Love On

Following Jesus Christ is counter-intuitive. Always has been. In His famous “Sermon the Mount,” Jesus teaches that life in the Kingdom of God is antithetical...

21 Unsolved Mysteries of the Church

The people of the World Wide Web have penetrating questions for the people lurking behind those stained glass windows. I know. I see their...

How to Get Rid of Being Overwhelmed Once and for All

After what I posted on Monday and what I’m feeling in my heart these days, I thought this would be a timely and appropriate...

Let Darwin Teach You

Charles Darwin loved his scientific studies. They were his “chief enjoyment and sole employment throughout life.” However, as the years passed, Darwin experienced a...

How to Start Getting Smarter

Want to be wiser? Fear God more. That’s where getting smarter starts. While the atheistic world asserts that more enlightened people no longer have...

Why Things Ahead Are Far Greater Than Anything We Leave Behind

I’ve found myself sitting in a big, reclining leather chair. It’s one of two that face a large window that overlooks the back patio...

Too Scared to Cry: Social Media Outrage and the Gospel

A friend of mine posted on Facebook about what he called a “parenting fail.” His son stubbed his toe, and squealed with tears. My...

God’s Five Purposes for Your Marriage

Angie and I are approaching our 17th wedding anniversary. I’d love to say that we’ve always been happily married, but that kind of dishonesty...

My Favorite Heroes of the Faith

Young men and women are looking for heroes. The same is true for Christian young men and women. We need heroes to admire and look up...

How Good Is Your Church’s Security?

This past weekend I did a secret shopper at a church in Texas that is a little under a thousand people. No one knew...

The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Defending Christian Hedonism exegetically is one thing; helping people feel the ethos of it is something else. The latter is harder. That’s what I...

Servanthood: A Birthmark of a Born Again Believer

“This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus.” - Romans 1:1 (NLT) What a way to start a letter! That’s how Paul opened his letter...

10 Books I've Read This Year and Would Recommend

Back in December I put out THIS LIST of the top 10 books I would recommend, and since then people have asked a few times...

Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible

You can memorize big chunks, even books, of the Bible. Unless you’re part of the very small percentage of us who suffer from a traumatic brain...

Haters Gonna Hate

If you are making an impact on people’s lives, you will . . . (not might) . . . attract haters. So if you don’t want any...

10 Factors that Determine the Size of Your Vision

I often see leaders with radically different size visions, despite having a lot in common. Pastors may have the the same gifting, the same...

3 Reactions to Church Decline

The American church is in trouble. (But don’t tell anybody.) That’s one way to “manage” the compounding news that the church as we know it...

Good News: You Can’t Do It

by Matthew Barrett It’s common practice among some Christians to say, “You must be born again,” in such a way that it is equivalent to...

Former SBC Seminary Administrator Indicted With Falsifying Records in DOJ Sexual...

The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that Matthew Queen, former administrator and professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, sought to cover up a report of sexual abuse that occurred at the Southern Baptist affiliated seminary in 2022. 

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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