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Ed Stetzer: Why Westboro Called Me A ‘Lying Whore False Prophet’

When discussing how churches can best handle disruptive situations, I find it helpful to reflect on a leadership experience I had a few years back with Westboro "Baptist Church."

Seven Surprising Ways To Prepare Yourself To Share the Gospel

What does it mean to be prepared to share the gospel? Here are seven ways to prepare yourself to be a person that God can use to share his good news—and to whom others will actually listen.

How To Talk With a High School Senior Who Is Reconsidering Fall Plans

If your high school senior is feeling anxious about next year, he or she is certainly not alone. There are a few important ways to engage seniors who are in the throes of the “what’s next” decision.

10 Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

What are the characteristics of healthy relationships? Based on the way God relates to mankind in the first three chapters of Genesis, there are at least ten characteristics of a healthy relationship.

Necessary Conversations: The Church, Suicide, and Mental Health

For many of us, mental illness is not a theoretical issue. Instead, it manifests in many ways and, at times, can impact nearly every moment of every day.

The Primary Apologetic for the Christian Faith

A personal conversion story is the primary apologetic for reaching people far from Jesus—regardless of time and context. And the great thing about this apologetic is: Every believer can master it!

3 Ways to Come Alongside Fathers Grieving a Miscarriage

How should men help men grieve miscarriage? Every miscarriage is unique, as is every grieving man. Loving well requires prayer, thought, and patience—but Jesus offers help. Here are a few pointers.

9 More Things About Asian American Christianity

This article highlights nine significant things about Asian American Christianity from my personal vantage point.

After Roe: A New Frontier Awaited by Christians, Ed’s Comments in USAToday

Several faith leaders were asked to write brief comments about the future of Roe. I was glad to see that I was not the only person asked who sees life as beginning at conception and who is ready to see Roe overturned.

Where Did All the Evangelism Conferences Go?

The lack of evangelism conferences today is symptomatic of a problem. For many, we have just moved on—maybe we have become too sophisticated for telling people about Jesus.

Words of Wisdom for Those Graduating High School and Beyond

God has a plan. He will pursue you. He will use you mightily—just trust Him.

3 Realities for Christians to Consider if Roe Is Overturned

I’m thankful that we may soon see the fruit of five decades of hard work from the pro-life movement. But there are three realities we should consider if and when that happens.

Lifeway Research: Pastors Split Over Ministry Return Time Frame for Pastors Who Commit Adultery

When a pastor commits adultery, most of their fellow pastors believe they should withdraw from public ministry for at least some time.

Easter Points to Signs of Hope After Two Hard Years of COVID and Unrest

In a pandemic season where both the brokenness of this world and the pain of death have been lived realities for many, Easter is the story of God’s love that transcends even seemingly insurmountable loss.

Communicating With Confidence When People Distrust Pastors

Unfortunately, perceptions about pastors are not always good. When we consider what people usually hear about them in the news, it makes a little bit more sense why they distrust pastors so much.

Preaching in Light of Low or Infrequent Church Attendance

One of the key challenges pastors confront today is inconsistent church attendance. While the extent and pace of decline depends on who conducts the study and their metrics, the fact of the matter is that the majority of churches are experiencing a drop in weekly attendance.  

Using Contextualized Language in Preaching

By looking at how Paul varied his message based on his audience, preachers can learn how to use contextualized language to reach a biblically illiterate audience.

Insights From Keller on Contextualizing

Tim Keller has been a helpful voice in effective preaching in our contemporary world. He has faithfully proclaimed the Bible in the secularized context of New York City for decades.

The Un-Talked About Pain of a Pastor: Recovering From Burnout

Is healing from burnout possible? Yes, out of winter comes spring. Out of compost comes rich soil. Out of death comes resurrection. This is the path Christ took and is inviting every pastor to plummet into.

Facing the Issue of Biblical Literacy

Regardless of your church style and the profile of your average attendee, you need to consider issues facing contemporary preaching today. Probably one of the most obvious is a lack of biblical literacy.

UPDATE: Britney Spears Responds to Claim Catholic Church Did Not Deny...

Pop star Britney Spears has responded to claims that she never contacted the Catholic church she says denied her request to use its building for her wedding. Spears says she did reach out to the church through her wedding planner.

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its...

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

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