Is Obedience to God Possible?

What if obedience to God didn't have to be like swimming upstream?

5 Things That Will Kill Your Church’s Vision

Casting vision is a key role every pastor must fill. Yet sometimes corporate attitudes and unhealthy cultures can get in the way.

R.C. Sproul: The Difference Between Ethics and Morality

In our vocabulary, you’ll find that most people use the words, ethics and morality interchangeably, as if they were synonyms. But historically, that’s not been the case.

3 Life Implications if Christians Are To ‘Run the Race to Win the Prize’

Paul likened the Christian life to an athletic context—specifically a race. Paul wrote these words to the church in Corinth, and his readers would likely have had a pretty vivid picture of athletic contests.

The Idealized Pastor Versus Our Pastor

Comparisons of pastors have been around since we’ve had pastors. Paul wrote about it in 1 Corinthians 1:12: “Some of you are saying, ‘I am a follower of Paul.’ Others are saying, ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Peter,’ or ‘I follow only Christ.’”

The Often Overlooked Brain Insight That Improves Preaching

Only in the last few years have I discovered perhaps the single greatest key that has helped keep my mind sharp during a talk and improve its effectiveness. What was it? Exercise.

We Are Not Dying Out; We Are Hastening on to a More Glorious Life

During the four years my beloved wife was dying of cancer, she read daily from Spurgeon’s messages and books. Here are some of my favorites.

6 Ways the Team Reflects the Leader

Based on my observation of teams with different leaders, here are six ways the team reflects the leader

Making the Hard Decision in Spite of Potential Criticism

There are business, nonprofit, and church leaders who at this moment have one major obstacle standing between them and success: The inability to make a hard decision.

5 Ways to Overcome Being an Insecure Leader

Being an insecure leader will weigh you down and hold you back as a pastor or leader. It will keep you from doing all you were called to do. Don’t let it!

5 Ways To Guard Against Sexual Sin

Any preachers who say they never struggle with lust struggle with lying.

5 Physical Ways Pastors Prepare for Sunday

What do you do to prepare for Sundays? What good preparation habits do you recognize in your preacher?

The Unavoidable Tension of Technology

On the one hand, digital technology promises the church greater reach than at any other time in human history. On the other hand, there are understandable reasons to hesitate to use it.

Have We Lost the Thread of God’s Grace?

Religious traditions aren’t all bad. It’s important, even necessary, to respect our past. But religious traditions can go wrong. The biggest danger is this: Our traditions are always at risk of having lost the thread of the grace of God.

The Most Dangerous Sentence You’ll Hear in Ministry

“I wish my husband was more like you.” -- This is the most dangerous sentence I have heard (in one form or another) multiple times throughout my ministry.

R.C. Sproul: Zeal Without Knowledge

Many people are surprised, and some are shocked, when they hear of my involvement in the charismatic movement years ago.

The 3 Intangibles of Effective Leaders

The older I get and the longer I lead, the more I become convinced that what sets the most effective leaders apart is intangible.

Seriously: You Should Love God’s Wrath

The simple truth is that we don’t like to talk about God’s wrath. It makes us moderately uncomfortable. We prefer to talk about how God is loving, kind, and merciful, all of which are gloriously true. The wrath of God is just as glorious as his love and mercy.

10 Traits of Post-Pandemic Churches With Growing In-Person Attendance

Here are 10 traits of post-pandemic churches with growing in-person attendance I have gleaned from incredible leaders.

To Learn Well, Leaders Need To Be Proficient at Unlearning

Unlearning false narratives when they’re discovered is important, especially for leaders.

Faith-Based Resettlement Orgs Celebrate Moves To Maintain Refugee Cap

Faith-based refugee resettlement groups offered qualified praise for President Joe Biden amid news his administration plans to keep the annual refugee cap level at 125,000.

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and...

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.