Latest Articles by Ed Stetzer

anticipation

A Waiting World, the Anticipation of Christmas, and What We Learn About the Love...

Christmastime is a season of anticipation. We anticipate celebrations and traditions. But even more than that, we long for a time when we will experience the fullness of redemption in Jesus.
faith and family

Christmas: An Intersection of Faith and Family

Christmas is the true intersection of faith and family. That should be encouraging to us as Christians. Here are three ways we can cultivate a healthy engagement with the Christmas season.
advent

Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day

Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—which, for many of us, feels like a rush into chaos. Celebrating Advent during this season slows us down and helps our hearts and minds be reoriented around the coming of Christ.Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—which, for many of us, feels like a rush into chaos. Celebrating Advent during this season slows us down and helps our hearts and minds be reoriented around the coming of Christ.
morality tale

The Bible Isn’t Just a Morality Tale: Be Sure to Share the Gospel

Children have a faith that's ready to go. So let’s not waste that opportunity by delivering a mere morality tale in Sunday school and children's church. We need to share the Gospel message and Gospel Truth.
Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn Is Wrong. Christians Shouldn’t Mandate One Religion for Everyone in America.

In a recent speech, Michael Flynn followed the pattern of Christian nationalism by taking a biblical passage and applying it to the United States. "You have to believe this, that God Almighty is, like, involved in this country...This is the shining city on the hill," Flynn said. Hint: It’s not.
Gospel Power

Ed Stetzer: Pastors and Power, Part 4 – Gospel Power

Here are five practical ways pastors and church leaders can properly and biblically use gospel power to help foster healthy churches and communities.
Jesus Power

Ed Stetzer: Pastors and Power, Part 3 – Learning from Jesus About Power

Jesus schooled the world on how to understand and exert power. If pastors and church leaders are going to understand and exert power well and guard against its misuse and abuse, we must learn from Him.
Abuse of power

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.
place of power pastors

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.
Leave a Little Room for the Holy Spirit in Your Life

How to Leave Room for the Holy Spirit in Your Life

It is easy to do all that we can to make things work—to make them go. And I’m not against that, when done with wisdom. I just want you to leave some room for divine encounters with the Holy Spirit.