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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.
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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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Brady Boyd on the Need for Us to Turn Outrage into Outreach

The modern church, says Brady Boyd, "has chosen some cheap substitutes to the original Great Commission." But there is a way we can correct our mission drift...and the key is the two greatest commandments.
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N.T. Wright on the Dangers of Neglecting the History of the New Testament

When it comes to the study of the New Testament, N.T. Wright says, "A little bit of history will challenge the easy assumptions we would otherwise make.” But if we neglect history, we will end up shrinking the gospel message.
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John Mark Comer: Hurry Is the Greatest Enemy to Spiritual Life

John Mark Comer believes, "You can’t live a spiritual life and a life of hurry.” A pastor himself, John Mark shares with us why the main job of today's pastors is being able to help their congregations slow down.
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Leonard Sweet on the Shift We Must Make to Point People to Jesus

"The world is facing volcanic forces," says Leonard Sweet. In a "deeply schizophrenic" culture that makes everything an idol, Len believes Christians can and must rise to the challenge to go beyond merely making a stand for what is right.
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Mark DeYmaz: Tithing Is Not Enough If Churches Want to Survive

Are you struggling with church funding? Mark DeYmaz says, “In this day and age, the church, like most families, is going to require multiple streams of income for funding going forward.” But what does that mean?
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Steve Cuss: The Anxiety That Is Unique to Church Leaders

"Church leadership puts us under tremendous pressure, every one of us," says Steve Cuss. Steve gained valuable insights about dealing with anxiety when he was a trauma chaplain, insights he has found to be highly relevant to church leaders today.
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Lee Strobel: Is Your Church Safe for People Who Are Questioning?

Lee Strobel believes that while apologetics is more important than ever, we need to approach it differently than we have in the past. This week, Lee shares with us how we can have love and wisdom as we share the truth with people who are questioning.
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Dave Vance: If You Want to Reach Your City, You Need to Know Its...

Pastor Dave Vance says it's easy for churches to make assumptions that stop them from meeting their cities' physical and spiritual needs. That was the situation his church was in before they started asking the questions that enabled them to begin reaching their community for Christ.
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Greg Stier: Teens Who Pray for the Lost, See the Lost

Greg Stier believes that revival can come to the United States...but for that to happen, we need a different kind of youth ministry.
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Rusty George: How My Church Navigated the Tragedy of Pastoral Suicide

How are ministry leaders to guide their congregations when a pastor commits suicide? Pastor Rusty George has personal experience navigating this tragic scenario, and he shares his thoughts on how church leaders can help their members process one of their pastors dying.
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Mark Sayers: An Anxious, Post-Christian Culture Is Longing for Hope

Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.
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Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.
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David Curry to the Church in the West: Please, Do Not Sleep While Persecution...

David Curry says that when we look at the history of Christian oppression, "this is the time that has the most persecution to date.” David is the president and CEO of Open Doors and this week on our podcast, he explains why global persecution is increasing and how the church in the U.S. should respond.
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Dave Willis: Jesus Shows Us How to Respect Women in a Culture of Disrespect

Jesus, says Dave Willis, is our perfect example of godly masculinity. This week on our podcast, Dave shares his insights on why women are so disrespected in our culture and what church leaders can do to help restore a godly view of masculinity and femininity in their congregations.
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David Kinnaman: Living in a Digital Babylon (What You Need to Know)

Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.
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JD Greear: Here Is How to Keep the Gospel, Not Politics, First

JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.
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Tim Lucas: This Is What Millennials and Gen Z Want in a Church

Tim Lucas says, “Jesus calls Himself the living water, and so we really believe church should be refreshing.” Tim is the pastor of Liquid Church in NJ, and on this week's podcast, he shares how he sees the Holy Spirit moving in his ministry and across the nation.
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Rachael Denhollander: What Pastors Need to Know About Sexual Abuse

Rachael Denhollander says, “There is so much beauty in a gospel-filled response to abuse.” This week on our podcast, Rachael shares how pastors can avoid doing further harm to sexual abuse survivors and instead point them to the hope found in Jesus.
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