Latest Articles by Ed Stetzer

the church is on the move

Ed Stetzer: The Church Is on the Move

In 2020, we were the church on our heels. A global pandemic shut down much of our world. But the church has been on the move since it was birthed; it will continue to be on the move until God makes all things new.
American nationalism

Ed Stetzer: Don’t Confuse Military Action With the Mission of God

Ed Stetzer explains how it was deeply jarring for him and other Christians to hear Isaiah 6:8 used by President Biden in his recent address.
church planting

Ed Stetzer: 5 Future Trends of Church Planting

With culture seemingly changing at the speed of light, church planters cannot be over-aware of the trends new churches will face. Here are five things we are seeing now and will continue to see in 21st century post-Christian America.
deconversion

Ed Stetzer on Deconversion: Some Thoughts on Kissing Christianity Goodbye

I think deconversions should cause some self-reflection among evangelicals — which, I know, ex-evangelicals believe should lead to deconversion. However, I think it should lead us to be more like Christ and less like our worst instincts.
unhealthy

Ed Stetzer: 5 Ways an Organization Can Move Toward a Healthier Place

How does an organization move from unhealthy to healthy? It's not simply something we can "will" into existence. It takes a process.
theological grid

Ed Stetzer: Why Every Church Planter Must Use the Theological Grid

Recognizing that "the middle" is a subjective term, I still want to propose a middle ground for understanding pastoring, planting and being a missionary.
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Ed Stetzer: Feucht, Locke and the Like Are a Sideshow — Quit Letting Them...

The question for pastors, church leaders and the entire Christian church is simple: Do we want to be known for love that reflects our savior or known for a sideshow demanding its rights?
unhealthy Christian organization

Ed Stetzer: 5 Attitudes to Have When You Are in an Unhealthy Place

If you do find yourself in an unhealthy Christian organization, I encourage you to consider that God may want you to leave it.
church dysfunction

Ed Stetzer: 6 Marks of Church Dysfunction

In this three-part series, "Moving Unhealthy Organizations Toward Health," I'm going to talk to you about the clear signs of organizational dysfunction.
broken churches

Churches Without Broken People Are Broken Churches

"Serving and saving were marks of Christ's life on earth. They should be marks of His people, as well."