Latest Articles by Ed Stetzer

Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Paul’s Letter to American Christians (From MLK)”

In the spirit of the letters of Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote an imaginary letter from the Apostle Paul to American Christians. Here's what it said.
Bible Literacy

Biblical Literacy by the Numbers, Part 3: Fixing the Problem

Of course, you already knew that reading the Bible helped you to grow. It's actually doing it that's a challenge. What are some ways churches are helping people to engage the Scriptures more intentionally?
Bible Literacy

Biblical Literacy by the Numbers, Part 2: Scripture Engagement

One of the ways (perhaps the most effective way) to begin leading people toward greater Biblical literacy is regular and intentional Scripture engagement.
Bible Literacy

Biblical Literacy by the Numbers, Part 1: The Challenge

America can be proud of many things: our innovation, generosity and entrepreneurial spirit are unsurpassed. Yet when it comes to our nation understanding one of the greatest gifts ever given to humanity—the Bible—we're moving from dumb to dumber, and it's no laughing matter.
Salvation Army

Ed Stetzer: ‘Cancel’ the Salvation Army? I Think Not.

Left or right, our new pressures of ideological purity and tribal buzzwords eventually set their sights upon even the most absurd of targets. Case in point is the recent war conservatives have decided to wage on the Salvation Army.
Church and Donald Trump

Ed Stetzer: The Church and Donald Trump: We Need Christ at the Center of...

What transpired between Pastor Jeffress' church and Donald Trump on a Sunday morning exemplifies where some evangelicals and some evangelical churches have deviated from the primary focus and primary mission of Christ’s church.
choose faith

Choose Faith at Christmastime

Jesus is here. God has come to us. And he is good—so much better than we ever imagined. Choose faith this Christmas.
Christmas Outreach

Church Attendance During Christmastime: Stats on Christmas Outreach

Most Americans attend church during the Christmas season, and many would come if invited. We have a wonderful opportunity for effective outreach this holiday season, if we are willing to take it.
sharing Christ

Sharing Christ at Christmas: What the Stats Say

Research has shown that 47 percent of respondents indicated openness to Christian outreach during the holiday season.
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.