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Phishing Attacks Keep on Coming: Are You Safe?

The email was poorly crafted, and the login page looked nothing like our login page, but a user fell for it and entered their username and password into the phishing site.
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Venturing Out Again? Don’t Forget Tech Safeguards When You Travel

Most of us are looking forward to the day when we can venture out with as much relative ease as we previously enjoyed. But we’re all a little out of practice, so what are the tech safeguards we should keep in mind?
Memorial Day

Memorial Day Is a Big Deal, So Let’s Think About It Theologically

Sometimes being a patriot means we haven't examined the spiritual formations of our love of country.
Working Remotely: 4 Basic Skills to Master

Working Remotely: 4 Basic Skills to Master

While working remotely is a tremendous tool it is not a one-size-fits-all solution and in some cases may do more harm than good. Here's what to consider.
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Mindfulness for Believers: A Meditation on Depression

If we experience thoughts of depression, as we all do from time to time, we know that these thoughts are destructive and maladaptive. They are marked with death, as they do not yield any life.
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Should Christian Leaders Ask For Money?

Some believers look down on mission agencies or churches that ask for money. They say that if Christian leaders truly trusted God, they would not lower themselves to ask for money.
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Will Help You Prepare for Easter

Ash Wednesday is about preparation and the beginning of preparation at that. All of the Lenten season is focused upon preparation for Easter. No matter how we mark the day, whether with ashes on our forehead or with reflection on the meaning of Easter, Jesus invites us to journey on to Easter Sunday with Him.  
18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

Facebook is a great way for you to build and maintain relationships with people both inside your church and in your community. Every time you post something, you risk ruining your reputation on Facebook.

5 Physical Ways to Prepare for Sunday

Don't underestimate the physical energy needed to lead on Sundays.
Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

Eugene Peterson thinks Jesus as "the truth" gets far more attention than Jesus as "the way."
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10 Things Church Visitors Never Want to Hear

Wondering how to welcome church visitors? There are 10 things guests never want to hear, so why not help our church folks learn NOT to say them?
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Top 5 Most Misused Bible Verses

There are quite a few misused Bible verses out there. When people apply scripture in the wrong context, it’s like trying to fight with the butt of the weapon instead of the blade. It’s just not effective.
3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

People are mobile in today's world: Some churches grow and some decline. But what's really going on?
12 Bits of Easter Foolishness We Should Avoid This Year

12 Bits of Easter Foolishness We Should Avoid This Year

For reasons I don’t quite understand, some churches will forego the usual service on Easter Sunday and give the choir the entire hour for their program.
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How to Preach a Crisp, Clear Gospel Message

"For me, it all starts by communicating 10 words," says Larry Moyer.
20 Points on Leading Millennials

20 Points on Leading Millennials

Brad Lomenick: "They want to be held accountable by those who are living it out. Measure them and give them constant feedback."
Top 20 Blogs Every Christian Leader Should Read

Top 20 Blogs Every Christian Leader Should Read

Brian Dodd shares his list of the top 20 blogs Christian leaders should read in 2012.
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Pastor, You Are More Vulnerable to Sexual Temptation Than You Think

We all need to flee from sexual immorality. But there are 5 unique aspects of ministry that make it more prone to opening the door to sexual temptation.
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How to Be a More Productive Pastor

But the most important limited asset we must steward is our time.
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Why We All Should Care More About Speaking in Tongues

The subject of speaking in tongues is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and controversial topics found in the Bible. It is not my intent to settle everything here, but to point to what every Christian should embrace.
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