pandemic

Pandemic, Migration, and Mission: Impact of the Pandemic on Missions in North America

This is the first of a four-piece series about the impact of the pandemic on missions in North America. We begin with the immediate effects COVID-19.
God Shines Forth

20 Truths From ‘God Shines Forth’

I had the privilege or reading a pre-release version of "God Shines Forth: How the Nature of God Shapes and Drives the Mission of the Church." Here are 20 quotes from the book, which you should pick up.
do denominations matter

Do Denominations Matter?

Do denominations matter? "Associating" and "cooperating" for a common goal is easier said than done. Cooperation requires common conviction, unity, and grace.
finishing well

5 Reasons Leaders Finish Poorly

I am often in meetings where questions about the future of the evangelical movement are raised.
small church

20 Truths About the Strength of Small Churches

Here are 20 truths from Ron Klassen's new book, "Maximize: Leveraging the Strengths of Your Small Church."
church online

Online Church is a Tool, Not the Goal— Embodied Community is the Goal

There’s a difference between a church having a presence online and “Church Online.” By that, I mean that every internet broadcast of a Sunday worship service is not necessarily meant to be an online church.
evangelical ecumenism

The ‘Dangerous’ Calling of Evangelical Ecumenism

Evangelical ecumenism is ultimately about learning to find agreement where suspicion or hostility once existed.
mission

God’s Mission Has a Church: My Interview With Tabletalk Magazine

God's mission has a church. My friends at Tabletalk asked me to do an interview a few years back. Here is our conversation.
westboro

Ed Stetzer: Why Westboro Called Me A ‘Lying Whore False Prophet’

When discussing how churches can best handle disruptive situations, I find it helpful to reflect on a leadership experience I had a few years back with Westboro "Baptist Church."
mental health

Necessary Conversations: The Church, Suicide, and Mental Health

For many of us, mental illness is not a theoretical issue. Instead, it manifests in many ways and, at times, can impact nearly every moment of every day.