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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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