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samuel perry

Samuel Perry: Are All White Evangelicals Christian Nationalists?

“When we talk about Christian nationalism," says Dr. Samuel Perry, "we’re talking about an ideology that idealizes and advocates a fusion of American civic life with a very particular kind of Christianity.”
jason sobel

Jason Sobel: How to Read the Bible in High Definition

"I feel like a lot of people are reading the Bible in standard definition," says Rabbi Jason Sobel, "because they don’t know how the Old and the New Testaments connect. And when you connect the dots, the Bible comes alive."
cece winans

CeCe Winans: This Is How God Led Me and My Husband to Plant a...

“We got a word from the Lord that he wanted us to pastor," says CeCe Winans, "and we were like, ‘That could not be the Lord'...And then we just started getting prophecies everywhere we went.”
karl vaters

Karl Vaters: Your Small Church Has What People Need the Most Right Now

“What people need," says Karl Vaters, "is familiarity and relationships. They need to be in places that they know with people that they know and love.”
ryan wakefield

Ryan Wakefield: How to Plan for Easter 2021

"When there’s so much uncertainty," says Ryan Wakefield, "go back to the things we can be certain about. We can be certain about the kingdom of God and the local church and the good news. And we can be certain that that type of ministry flows out of relationships.”
jimmy dodd

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Jimmy Dodd Says Surviving or Thriving in Ministry Boils Down...

"More and more pastors shared with us," says Jimmy Dodd, "that there was really no place to go just to be honest about their lives."
steven furtick

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Steven Furtick on How to Handle Growth and Criticism

"I've always felt unqualified," says Steven Furtick, "and I discovered it puts me in pretty good company."
Francis Chan

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Francis Chan on the Question Your Church Needs to Ask

“God wants believers to cause other believers to love him more," says Francis Chan. “Are we producing lovers of Jesus and each other so much that the world notices?”
Eugene H. Peterson

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Eugene Peterson on What Most Pastors Don’t Know about Pastoring

"Being a pastor," says Eugene H. Peterson, "for so many people, is competitive. And when you're competitive, you're a lot more interested in winning than helping." 
aimee byrd

The Best of 2020: Aimee Byrd Asks What It Really Means to Be a...

"Women are becoming frustrated as disciples," says Aimee Byrd. Part of the problem, she believes, is the church's misunderstanding of the idea of "biblical" manhood and womanhood.
timothy keller

The Best of 2020: Tim Keller on How to Practice True Tolerance

"For those outside [the church], our unity is a very important witness," says Dr. Timothy Keller. Without true tolerance, however, we will remain polarized.
ian morgan cron

Ian Morgan Cron: How the Enneagram Can Transform Your Preaching

"One of the biggest mistakes you can make in life," says Ian Morgan Cron, "is to assume that your way of seeing the world is normal."
john cooper

John Cooper: We’re in a Fight to Keep People in the Kingdom

"I feel like we’re fighting to keep people in the Kingdom," says Skillet's John Cooper. "Young people are so confused...we are in a life and death urgent situation—I believe that with all my heart."
darryl strawberry

Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."
Christina Dent

Christina Dent: How Becoming a Foster Parent Changed My Views on the Best Way...

"I thought a mom who used drugs when she was pregnant must not love her child," says Christina Dent, "[but then] I saw this mother who loved her son just as much as I loved my three sons, this fierce love, this desperate desire to do the right thing."
krieg

Matt and Laurie Krieg: This Is How God Saved Our (Mixed-Orientation) Marriage

Both Matt and Laurie Krieg are primarily attracted to women. Yet God has used their "impossible marriage" to display the power and beauty of his love for us.
kathy branzell

Kathy Branzell: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray in a Polarized Time

"No matter who is in the White House," says Kathy Branzell, "no matter the health concern, no matter what’s going on in the world, we can pray, ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"
scot mcknight

Scot McKnight: How to Be a ‘Tov’ Church, Not a Toxic One

"We need to root out toxicity by being Christ-like," says Scot McKnight, "by listening and by responding in a way that takes into consideration who that person is and what their story is."
christians in the age of outrage

Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
steve cunningham

Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the Great Commission?

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
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This Is Hate Speech? Church Rally for Biblical Marriage Includes Proud...

They said it was hate speech. But if this is hate speech, then what can Christians say? Check out what people at the rally sponsored by Rivers of Living Water United Pentecostal Church in Sandy, Oregon, on March 20, 2021, had to say.

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