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When (If Ever) Is It OK to Criticize Other Christians?

I’m not sure if this puts my salvation in doubt, but here’s a link that’s absolutely must see. It’s a compilation someone posted on the...

Christians and the Disneyfication of Great Art

Kathleen and I are teaching at a media conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since we’re culture hounds, one night we went out to see...

Being a Doubter, Skeptic or Questioner Doesn’t Make You Awesome

These days, it’s considered cool for a Christian to be a questioner, a doubter, and a skeptic. We’re not going to accept the canned...

The Problem With Surrounding Yourself With Smart People

I grew up in the South and spent my early years watching buddies hang out their entire lives. Usually these buddies were picked because...

Why Pastors and Ministry Leaders Have Difficulty Retiring

When I read a story on how difficult it is for writers, artists, and rock stars to retire, (May 20th in the U.K.’s Telegraph) by...

2 Keys To Overcoming Temptation

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death...

7 Truths About The Open-Tomb Life

This is the final week of the 50-day Easter season, leading us toward Pentecost Sunday – when we celebrate the moving of the Spirit...

Why Influencing Real People Is More Important Than Getting Likes

In the rush to grow your social media influence, don’t forget that influencing the people you meet every day is far more helpful and...

How to Serve the Lord in the Way That Pleases Him

You can tell a lot about a company or a company’s leader by observing its employees. If the employees are cheerful and helpful, you think...

What Is Sanctification FOR?

In the flurry of conversation about sanctification-- thanks to the public disagreement between Pastor Tullian and The Gospel Coalition-- I keep wondering if one...

Worship Until the Worry Is Absorbed into the Presence of God – My Silver Bullet for Depression

Are you tired of worrying? Is much of your life spent considering the worst that could happen, rather than the best? Is there an...

Is Curiosity More Significant Than Talent?

Early in life I discovered the power of curiosity, and I’ve been incredibly curious ever since. I’ve always been fascinated at what’s over the...

The Problem With Not Caring What Other People Think

Everyone wishes we could be that one person who really doesn’t care what anybody else thinks. “I don’t care what anybody thinks” is a...

3 Ways Hope Can Radically Alter Your Life Today

Hope is a powerful word. You may have used it, like me, once or twice in the past week. You may have said, “I hope...

Confessions of a Worship Wars Mercenary

It’s been brutal on the blog-o-battlefield. Since last week’s Holy Soup article “Why They Don’t Sing on Sunday Anymore,” I’ve been dodging incoming fire from hundreds...

A Real-Life Example Why Culture Is More Important Than Vision

Culture is more important than vision.  From experts likeJohn Maxwell to Sam Chand, that premise is a critical leadership principle. The reason is simple: An organization’s culture...

Jesus Allows Us to Stop Keeping Up with the Joneses

Few things steal the joy out of life like comparison. Comparing myself to someone else can ruin my day in five seconds flat. Most Christians,...

A New Definition of Worship Big Enough to Live In

We need a more compelling definition of worship. Our current one is causing crazy problems with our stages, experiences and direction. This generation has come...

Lose the Christian Swag

If the Christian organization you belong to… The church you are on staff at… The Christian conference you speak at… The selfie with famous Christian … Even remotely...

5 Things EVERY Worship Leader Needs to Know

Hey everyone! Lee McDerment, here…Worship Director at NewSpring Church. I’ve been serving in this position since I started with the church right after graduating college in...

Brian Houston Trial for Sex Abuse Coverup Charge Is Underway

After numerous delays, the trial of former megachurch pastor Brian Houston is underway, as Houston defends the charge that he intentionally covered up the child sex abuse offenses of his late father, Frank Houston.

Max Lucado: ‘The One Thing That Has Helped Me More Than...

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his best tips for creating and delivering a sermon that draws people in.

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