Latest Articles by Ed Stetzer

patriotism

Thoughts on Patriotism and Corporate Worship

To honor America, pastors and churches often integrate patriotic elements into their worship services on the Sunday closest to Independence Day. And, with it, the inevitable controversy ensues.
Pride

Clarity is Kindness: Christian Witness in a World of Pride [Part 1]

June is Pride Month in the United States, which is now nearly over. But the topics of sexuality and gender are at the fore of the conversation in this cultural moment.
When I asked Ukrainian Christian leaders what they would want American Christians to know and to do, they consistently pleaded with me: “Tell Americans to stop believing Russian propaganda about the war.”

‘It Was Like a Movie for Us, But It Was Reality’—Ed Stetzer Visits Ukrainian...

Russia attacks regularly. While many Americans may think the war is over, it’s nowhere close. Yet the Ukrainians keep going, and the Ukrainian Christians keep showing and sharing the love of Jesus.
Attentive Church Leadership

20 Truths From ‘Attentive Church Leadership’

I recently wrote the foreword to a helpful new book called "Attentive Church Leadership." In a sense, the key is to know what time it is—and how we might react.
4 Reasons Small Groups are Vital to Your Church’s Health

Ed Stetzer: 4 Reasons Small Groups Are Vital to Your Church’s Health

If you think community is an important part of healthy church life, and I hope you do, then small groups should also be important to you. They are actually crucial to the life of any church.
evangelism

Next Generation Evangelism: 3 Approaches and a Way Forward

Though the practice of sharing their faith is much more challenging for young people in an increasingly secularized society, young Christians do evangelize. Taking a broad look, there seem to be three primary approaches that young people today seem to take towards the practice of evangelism. 
pro-life womb to tomb

Life Still Matters From Womb to Tomb

While the reversal of Roe v. Wade is certainly cause for celebration, pro-life advocates dare not think the cause has been won.
Calvary Church Santa Ana

Church Journeys: Calvary Church Santa Ana: A Missions-Focused Church

Just after moving to California, I had the privilege of speaking at Calvary Church of Santa Ana, California. Calvary, planted in 1931, is an influential, historic church in Southern California.
mission

Shadow Side of Mission: Cultivating Redemptive Communities

The urgency and significance of illuminating the shadow side of mission becomes evident when we consider the transformative power and ethical responsibilities associated with our missional calling.
evangelism

Generational Shifts in Evangelism: Approaches for Today

We need to think innovatively about how to do evangelism in a 21st Century world. Here are some approaches that can help reach generations today.