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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...

Thanking God for the Prayers of My Friends

I’m in the middle of a week of church planting related travel that has me on both coasts. Because I was already in Portland,...

To Every Pastor Who Is Ready to Give Up

The article I wrote just a couple of days ago called From the Hear of One Pastor, I’m Sorry I Let You Downtouched a nerve....

Don’t Make This One Big Ministry Mistake

I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the greatest Man who ever lived. Paul of Tarsus, Mary of Bethany, John (the apostle), Lazarus, and Peter...

From the Heart of One Pastor, I’m Sorry I Let You Down

Pastors have an awesome calling. They’re my heroes. I serve them through the pastors.com community because I know what it’s like to be in the trenches...

Why We Educate Our Girls

On April 14, 2014, the terrorist Islamist group called Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 girls, most between 16 and 18, from the Chibok Government...

What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. (PS 112.4) I know how it feels to be in the...

Jack Is Back: Why We Want More

Our heroes—fictional or nonfictional—inevitably end up shaping our picture of God. Consciously or not we will project what we admire or praise in others...

The Last Chapter of My Life

I think a lot about aging. Maybe it's because I'm 46 years old—heading quickly toward 50.  I don't think I've peaked yet in my effectiveness....

Sitting Through God School

In the beginning, when the Church-as-We-Know-It was invented, somebody asked, “How should we design this thing?” I imagine someone looked around and said, “Our job is to...

Wash in the Waters Again

Visible words. That was the Reformers’ term for baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In complement to the spoken words of gospel preaching, these twin rhythms...

Have We Become Too Professional?

It’s happened again. The church has been appropriated by the professionals. It’s one of the factors that is weakening the American church. The focus within...

Don’t Worry, Be Casting

by Andy Naselli First Peter 5:6–7 is bursting with hope and comfort. When I am tempted to worry, I often meditate on it. And when I...

When It Seems Like God Did You Wrong

The story of Naomi in Ruth chapter one teaches us that how things look and how things feel are often not how they are. The last time...

5 Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith, and yet, oftentimes, we only give it real thought around the Easter season.

Let's Give Away $1 Million

When Faith and I first were married, we spent a lot of time talking about goals for our life together. One of our seemingly outlandish...

Five Helps for Your Holy Week

To help you make the most of Holy Week, we’ve ventured into the archive to find five of the best Piper articles related to...

The Strangeness of Being a Pastor

Being a pastor isn’t the hardest job – not by a long shot. I can think of many, many jobs that seem far more demanding....

John Piper: Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed

Recently I spent 30 hours in the hospital. I won’t tantalize you with details, but you can tell by this blog, I’m still alive....

Why Your Church is Probably Operating at Less than 50% Effectiveness

Most of you will disagree with what I am about to suggest. Nevertheless, I will try my best to share with you what I’ve...

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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