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Eric Metaxas: God Has Powerful Lessons for Us in the Heroes of History

We need the heroes of history to teach us how to live today. In fact, says Eric Metaxas, “some of these stories are too important not to know.”
timothy keller

Timothy Keller: 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.
our youth

Kara Powell: This Is What Young People Need from Adults Right Now

“This is an anxious season," says Dr. Kara Powell, and there is a good chance social isolation will foster depression and suicidal ideation in our youth. Here is what you need to know to help the young people in your life.
ken boa

Ken Boa: Suffering Is a Required Course in the University of Life

"Suffering is not an elective," says Ken Boa. But even though we are guaranteed to experience pain in life, by God's grace we can still move toward joy.
sages

Daniel Grothe: Who Are the 80-Year-Olds You Want to Be Like?

"There is a constellation of sages," says Daniel Grothe, "that the Lord will situate around all of our lives.” But like wisdom in the Bible, these wise men and women have to be pursued.
jeremy camp

Jeremy Camp: God Does Not Waste Suffering

Jeremy Camp says that 'I Still Believe,' the new movie based on his life, shows that even when we go through deep suffering, God "gives us the tools and the ability to walk through it with strength and with grace.”
jay kim

Jay Kim: Why We Need an Analog Church in a Digital Age

"The Digital Age is driven by three crucial values," says Jay Kim. And those values are directly opposed to what it means to follow Jesus.
margaret feinberg

Margaret Feinberg: How Food Reveals the Heart of God

"People," says Margaret Feinberg, "are hungry for so much more than an app, an entree, and a dessert.” And yet God uses hospitality to knock down barriers that would be insurmountable otherwise.
mark nelson

Alan Hirsch and Mark Nelson: Being at Peace with the Mystery of God

"It’s time for [church leaders] to go on a journey of renewal," say Alan Hirsch and Mark Nelson. This journey requires us to refuse to simplify our faith...and to be comfortable having more questions than answers.
danielle strickland

Danielle Strickland: Jesus Is the Healer of Gender Inequality in the Church

"Jesus is the great equalizer," says Danielle Strickland. "He’s the great liberator for all peoples"—and that includes women in the church.
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Josh Gagnon: How to Make Your Church Fit Your Community

When it comes to planting a church, says Josh Gagnon, "Models will come and go, but the gospel remains the same.” The question is, how can your church most effectively reach your particular community?
aimee byrd

Aimee Byrd: What Does It Really Mean to Be a ‘Biblical’ Man or Woman?

"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.
josh weidmann

Josh Weidmann: How (Not) to Be an Unhealthy Leader

“I learned great things [at Harvest]," says Josh Weidmann, "and I learned some really hard things there.” Josh shares with us what experience has taught him about how church leaders can balance confidence with humility, process criticism well, and pursue true repentance.
meg meeker

Meg Meeker: What You Need to Know About Teen Sex, Depression, and Social Media...

Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”
daniel henderson

Daniel Henderson: How to Lead Your People in Prayer

“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”
roger lane

Roger Lane: This Is How to Do Fundraising God’s Way

Roger Lane says, "The church is a living organism. It will always take funding." But what does it look like to raise money in a way that honors God?
stephen witmer

Stephen Witmer: Your ‘Forgotten’ Small Church Is Really Important

"What you’re doing matters enormously," says Stephen Witmer to small town pastors. Stephen is a small town pastor himself and as such has valuable insights into the beauty and challenges of small church ministry.
christopher yuan

Christopher Yuan: If We Don’t Redeem Singleness, We’re Not Ready to Talk About Homosexuality

The opposite of every sin struggle, says Christopher Yuan, is holiness. Christopher shares with us why the church must return to a biblical view of singleness and provides other insights into how pastors can help Christians pursue holy sexuality.
thomas jay oord

Thomas Jay Oord: What If God Is Not Absolutely Sovereign?

The problem of evil is one of the most difficult topics any human being ever has to wrestle with. While Thomas Jay Oord's response to this issue is certainly controversial, he believes there is solid biblical evidence to back it up.
Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman: What If What You Think Your Ministry Needs Is Not What...

"Listen a lot," is Megan Fate Marshman's advice to ministry leaders. This week, Megan shares how conducting an "Ephesians 4" ministry honors God and creates space for people to feel valued and truly own what they believe.
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