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Love Your Wife – Give Her A New Kind Of Man For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is coming, and here's one way to love your wife. She may say she wants a card, or flowers, or candy, or a gift – but she’s not telling you what she really wants.

Through It All It Is Well – The Story Behind Kristene DiMarco’s Song

"To be shaken by circumstances doesn't make any sense when you think about everything God has brought you through and what He will bring us through in the future,” Kristene DiMarco says.

11 Secrets Your Pastor is Keeping From You

I'm only too familiar with the average pastor's secrets. My dad was a minister in a church. My uncles were ministers. My cousin is a minister. About 30 of my best friends are, or were, ministers. So here’s what your minister wishes you understood.

Why An Ash Wednesday Service?

You don't need to observe Ash Wednesday. This isn't a command. There is no rule for it. In fact, as far as Church traditions go, it is a fairly late development-- and by late I mean around the 8th century.

What 2020 Taught Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders have really been put to the test in the last year. It is time for a major disruption in the worship paradigm of the church. 2020 set the stage, and we’re ready for a change.

You CAN Engage The Choir Amid Covid Restrictions

It might be many more months to a year before it is safe to gather as we did before. In the meantime, our choir members are not having the opportunity to use their gifts and calling to lead in worship. There are things we can do to engage the choir.

Commit to Worship: Throw Your Cap Over the Wall

Now that some of those worship leading strengths or sweet-spots we so depended on and were revered for may no longer be available in the near future, how are we going to continue to lead? Maybe it’s time for us to throw our cap over the wall.

Why Worship Leaders Should Be Committed to Discipleship

A worship leader must be as committed to the discipleship enterprise of a local church as any other pastoral leader, paid or volunteer.

How to Fight Temptation: 8 Ways to Beat Temptation

We all face temptations of many kinds. God wants us to beat them. We don’t have to sin, as powerful as temptations feel. Here...

The Power of Disconnecting

This day and age, we are constantly connected to others via cell phones, social media and whatnot, often in more than one way at the same time. But have you thought about the power of being disconnected?

I Know God Loves Me, But Does He Like Me?

When I once wrote that God doesn’t love us because we are lovable, a couple readers responded that they know God loves them, but...

What Does Your Worship Say About God?

If an outsider came into your Sunday meeting and observed you worshiping, what would he conclude you think about God?

12 Questions We Must Ask About a Worship Leader

Are our leaders living up to their calling?

Christian Tomatoes: The Christian Rip-Offs Continue

I wrote recently about “Godinterest” – the Christian social media site that’s a rip-off of Pinterest. Before that it was “Christian Chirp” – the rip-off of...

Feelings Are Real. But Are They Always the Truth?

There’s a new movie coming out about James Brown, who sang the hit song called “I Feel Good.” He’d wail, “I FEEEEEEEEEL good. I...

Why “Worship Is All About God – It Is Not About Us” Is Dead Wrong

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. I’ve heard pastors and conference speakers say it, too. You probably know the phrase,...

Why Worship Leaders Should End Rehearsal Before the Congregation Comes In

Worship leaders are an incredibly important part of today’s church. But from time to time I take them to task, like in this post...

5 Things Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean

Over the years I’ve counseled some individuals who’ve been horribly sinned against. At times I did a really poor job of helping them navigate their pain...

Don't Just Write Pastor Books, Write Serious Books

When most pastors write books, you can bet they’re compiled from sermon notes and manuscripts. Preach a series on fear, and they end up...

SBC Executive Committee Member Under Fire for Social Media Posts Featuring...

Guy L. Fredrick, SBC EC member and bivocational pastor, has drawn criticism from fellow SBC leaders who feel his online posts and subsequent justifications for them constitute a red flag for his leadership.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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