Freedom and Comfort in Truth

As Nanci dealt with suffering and faced her death, I saw greater joy and more profound happiness in her than ever before. She had been happy in Jesus all our marriage, but great suffering is a big test.

5 Negative Church-Leader Mindsets About Funding

As church leaders, there is a connection between our beliefs on generosity, fundraising, funding, giving, and what happens in our churches. We must identify inherently negative ways of thinking and replace these thoughts with the mindset God desires of us. 

8 Healthy Ways to Deal With It When Leadership is Lonely

Leadership is lonely in some ways. With every step in leadership we make comes the inevitable increase in loneliness. The higher we climb in leadership, the more responsibilities we get, the lonelier we become.

6 Things You Can Do Now to Grow More Confident

How confident do you feel in your daily life? I suspect there are elements of your day when you feel supreme confidence. There are also aspects or moments in your day where your confidence probably wanes. 

Church Salaries in the Midst of Inflation

So, what do we do with our team’s salaries in the midst of all of this inflation? Here are a few things to think through as you approach the salary conversation with your leadership and staff.

5 Practices of Leaders Who Develop Leaders

Developing leaders is an art. It’s a great responsibility and one of the most meaningful things you can do as a leader.  Personally, I love it!

Russell Moore: Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go to Hell?

In a video shared on The Gospel Coalition, Russell Moore answered the difficult but often asked question, “If Christians commit suicide, do they still go to heaven?” 

3 Reasons Kids Ministries and Youth Ministries Can Drift From Jesus

Why can a drift from Jesus at the center of a church happen easily in kids and youth ministries? I think for at least three reasons.

All Is Not Lost: How We Can Respond When Bible Engagement Is Low

The latest American Bible Society State of the Bible (SOTB) report reveals that “Americans are less likely than ever before to say that the Bible is influencing the way they live out their faith in relationship to others.”

The Goal of Spiritual Practices

Spiritual practices are the ways that we connect with God and relate to God. But spiritual practices also do something else; they are how we become more present to God, others, and ourselves.

Studying Theology – 4 Reactions From “Regular People”

By studying theology, people see how all the different things they believe interact with one another. They see how the person of Jesus cannot be separated from the work of Jesus.

The Mark of a Christian

We live in a day of deeply contentious disagreement. When we disagree with each other, we have two choices: We can maintain the ultimate mark of a Christian, or we can abandon and betray it. 

R.C. Sproul: Do You Care About the Widows?

Widows and their care figure prominently in the agenda that God has set for His church. One of the earliest problems that arose in the Apostolic church was that the widows were being neglected.

7 Sins of Selfish Leaders

Leaders often succumb to the temptation to make everything about them. It is about their goals, their career and their recognition. They become a selfish leader.

The Amazing Power of Thanking God for What He HASN’T Done

If you have been praying for a son or daughter’s return to the faith, take a break and thank God for bringing them back. If you have been praying for release from a sin, thank God for His strength and deliverance. #thankful #thankGod

4 Essential Behaviors That Enhance Leadership Success

Pastors and leaders would do well to practice these four behaviors to improve their leadership success.

Why Does God Command Violence in the Old Testament?

Is God's personality inconsistent between the Old and New Testaments? N.T. Wright and Jefferson Bethke discuss it.

Top Characteristics of a Good Shepherd

Good shepherds can say to their flocks, "Follow me as I follow Christ."

In the Christian Life, the Name of Jesus Is Everything

After receiving the 10 Commandments, Moses asks to see God’s glory. God reminds Moses that if he were to meet him face-to-face, Moses would be a dead man Even though this is an Old Testament encounter, we can learn from it that the name Jesus is everything.

Deconstruction and Filling the Gap

If you aren’t yet familiar with the term deconstruction you soon will be. Many are trying to untangle a ton of knots and are doing it in the context of a ton of pain.