Three Xanax. Three Propranolol. Three Zoloft. This was the prescription-pill combination I took before my first sermon as a pastor in New York City. I was a Sunday drug abuser.
Pastor Adam Tyson joined Kanye's Sunday Service in Detroit to share a message about God's holiness. Tyson used Isaiah's account of God's holiness to describe how we need Jesus to reconcile us to a holy God.
Spurgeon's wife would become his truest partner, deepest confidant and “the greatest of all earthly blessings.” Susannah described their life together as “two pilgrims treading this highway of life together, hand in hand—heart linked to heart.”
What better place to learn about healthy leadership than through a kid? Kids are forever teaching us and David does no less as this story unfolds in 1 Samuel 17.
"God says it...that settles it! Whether I believe it or not doesn't change the fact." Case closed, right? Maybe not.
The anointing of God isn’t just for those with a particular calling or office or role as a public communicator. The anointing is for you when you’re living and walking in close fellowship with God.
Yesterday, I posted about what to do when church work just hurts. Today, here are some the reasons I still love ministry, even when it’s tough.
What makes people healthy leaders? It’s not what you can do in A day, but EVERY day that matters. Here are 10 things strong leaders do daily.
Sam Allberry contends that one of the painful things Jesus says to all of us (not just those grappling with transgenderism) is that how we have been born is not quite right.
It is so easy to go down the path of self-importance, but nothing could be further from the truth. You must be constantly reminding yourself of the fact that God doesn't need you.
Pride will kill you. Forever. Pride is the sin most likely to keep you from crying out for a Savior. Those who think they are well will not look for a doctor, but there are subtle symptoms of pride we all need to be aware of.
Church membership is down and let me put this out there: If you are a follower of Christ, you should be a member of a church. Period. Here’s why.
Here is our list of the Top 100 Christian leaders to follow on Twitter. Of course, you may not agree. We understand that, but we feel strongly that these people can help you with leadership and worldview--even if they force you to grapple with differing opinions.
"Don’t take it personally.” That may be the worst piece of advice I’ve ever received about ministry. It fails on so many levels. Because ministry is relational. It’s passionate. It’s sacrificial. It’s overwhelmingly personal.
Shepherd your staff by helping them grow into the people the Lord has made them and let the places they serve be chosen by the Spirit, not your heavy hand.
Godly men are on a mission in the world to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. They fight for the marginalized, take care of their families, start businesses in low-income areas, and stand-up for biblical principles. True godly men have integrity.
So here are the 10 things (not necessarily in any particular order) that I thought my new Christian friend should sink down deep into his heart, head and hands as he travels his first year with Jesus.
And so, if a church is to be revitalized, it will only happen through the Word of God alone. The more revitalizing leaders trust the Word of God alone, the more powerful their efforts will be.
So while I cannot pretend to speak for all millennials, I can tell you what my millennial friends and I want to see in your church. And how you can reach more Millennials.
I have thought a lot about the tension of leading with two emotions at once. And of the emotional mistakes leaders are prone to make. Here are three common emotional mistakes leaders make.