Discipleship: The Convergence of the Missio Dei and the Imago Dei

Discipleship is all about learning what it really means to be human as God originally intended.

Three Questions Suffering People Ask Jesus and Three Responses Jesus Gives

When we experience suffering, we often ask Jesus some poignant questions. Here's what he has to say to us in the midst of our darkest moments.

When the Cultural Climate Gets Political, How Does the Church Stay Missional?

It almost goes without saying that America is living with a toxic political environment. In the midst of that, here are six things the Church can do to stay missional.

Ed Stetzer: Pastors and Power, Part 2 – Pastoral Abuse of Power

Pastoral abuse of power can lead to the misuse of authority, the mishandling of finances, the sexual harassment of adults, the abuse of children, and a myriad of other sins. It's always disastrous.

How the Fall Affected Evangelism

From the time of Adam and Eve’s Fall in the Garden, there are at least four reasons why believers find it difficult to engage with evangelism.

Listening is an A.R.T.

In the same way that creating and delivering sermons is an A.R.T., listening to them is an A.R.T. to be cultivated as well.

Preaching is an A.R.T.

Preaching is an A.R.T. Here's how this helpful acronym can empower you to preach sermons that make a transformative impact.

Ed Stetzer: Pastors and Power, Part 1 – The Place of Power

Power is all around us, and in fact, it is within us. Pastors and church leaders should seek to recover a biblical understanding of power by understanding the subtlety, scope, and stewardship of power.

Church Decline and Recovery During COVID-19

What is the true state of church attendance patterns over the past year-and-a-half? The National COVID-19 Church Attendance Project examines whether people are returning to church after the pandemic.

Sharing the Gospel With a Post-Christian World: Insights From Thessalonica

Looking at Paul's work as a missionary in Thessalonica, here are four principles for how we can "reason, explain, and prove" to a post-Christian, postmodern world how Jesus is the Christ.

How to Keep Christ in Christmas While Allowing Santa to Tag Along

Here are three ways to keep Jesus as the center of Christmas while still including Santa in your Christmas festivities. 

Four Ways to Kill a Gospel Movement

Even in the margins of society, God can ignite movements on the fringes that impact the center of culture. The reality is, we are in desperate need of God doing that again. Here four ways to kill a gospel movement and how to avoid making those mistakes.

Three Kinds of Lost People Who Need to Be Found

Because of our sin, humans tend to hide from God. This is what Adam and Eve did in the garden, and it's what people do today. In our hiding, we become lost. Here are three kinds of lost people who need to be found.

Engaging Culture Well: How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

To engage culture, you need to understand whom you're speaking to and where they’re coming from. Only then do you learn how to share your faith in a way others can recognize and relate to.

Ed Stetzer: Josh McDowell, Evangelicals and Race: A Verdict Demands Evidence

It's time for evangelicals to change the verdict many have reached on evangelicals and race.

Critical Theory and Precursors to Approaching Critical Race Theory

Because critical race theory (CRT) traces its lineage to critical theory, it is helpful to grasp some tenets of critical theory in order to draw conclusions on how to approach CRT.

Voices With Ed Stetzer: Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Biblical Ethics

Dr. Kelly Hamren is an assistant professor of English at Liberty University. Hamren takes a look at Marxism and Critical Race Theory in light of the problem of racism in America.

Voices With Ed Stetzer: A Missiological Assessment of Critical Race Theory IV

D.A. Horton answers the five most frequently asked questions he receive about CRT. Horton is a latino missiologist, academic and author, and his latest book Intensional, delves into ethnic reconciliation.

Voices With Ed Stetzer: A Missiological Assessment of Critical Race Theory III

This is D.A. Horton's third installment examining CRT through a missiologist's perspective, where he examines common claims of critical race theory and biblical responses to them.

Voices With Ed Stetzer: A Missiological Assessment of Critical Race Theory II

D.A. Horton brings CRT’s themes to Scripture for an objective measurement of its claims.. Pastor Horton is a Latino missiologist, academic and author, and his latest book, Intensional, delves into ethnic reconciliation.

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.