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From the Books to the People

William Still explained that the world of books is meant to intersect with the world of people. He wrote, “We must not live in the world of books but in the world of real people. Yet all that is worth saying to them of lasting value comes from books.”
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Don’t Compartmentalize Your Christianity

Your purpose in life is to make the invisible presence of Jesus visible in the lives of others. You are the look on Christ’s face. You are the tone of his voice. You are the touch of his hands. You are the physical representation of his grace.
The Church Doesn't Need More CEOs, It Needs More Fathers

The Church Doesn’t Need More CEOs, It Needs More Fathers

The one model of leadership that is often missing is the one that I do feel is the most biblical. Meaning, it’s the idea that seems to reflect the biblical passages on church leadership the most, which makes it all the stranger that it isn’t being talked about more often. It’s leaders as fathers.
How to Plan Daily Prayer Time With God

How to Plan Daily Prayer Time With God

I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God.
Three Lessons from Simon the Magician

Three Lessons from Simon the Magician

Last Lord’s Day in our congregation we were confronted by the unsettling figure of Simon the Magician in our series in the book of...
When Pastors Fail Their People

When Pastors Fail Their People

We pastors fail. And especially this pastor, bear not only the trials and transgressions of our congregations, but also the trials and transgressions within ourselves. We are walking contradictions, broken and frail, like partially blind beggars trying to help other people see clearly and feast fully.
Choose Your Attitude

Choose Your Attitude … 4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

Sometimes God takes me back to kindergarten, spiritually speaking. I spend time reading theological treatises, but I sometimes forget the most basic and simple of truths. Here’s one of those basic truths I sometimes struggle with: You can choose your attitude.
When the Pastor's Wife Suffers in Silent Depression

When the Pastor’s Wife Suffers in Silent Depression

I was overwhelmed with my life and felt like I was failing in everything I did.
The Screening Process That Protects Your Children and Church

The Screening Process That Protects Your Children and Church

The screening process for paid staff, a volunteer, or a leadership position is a vital piece of your church's overall safety plan and includes seven key elements. The screening process functions as a deterrent for would-be offenders and more.
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The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Turning Your Overreaction Into Interaction

Eager for the second half of the Big Game to start. Then Shakira and JLo are introduced, and within seconds moms and dads around the country are forced to react to the Super Bowl Halftime Show. What do I do?
What Is Lent and How Should I Observe It?

What Is Lent and How Should I Observe It?

I walked through my first Lent in 2004. I had been raised and later ministered in a church that didn’t observe Lent. While Lent was all new to me, it is not new at all for most Christians in history or in the world today.
Leading Up: How to Get Your Good Ideas Across

Leading Up: How to Get Your Good Ideas Across

When you have what you believe is a good idea; passion alone isn’t enough to get it across. Leading up is a nuanced art required of all leaders. Leading up and leading change requires finesse in your leadership. It’s not an all or nothing process.
How Extroverted Pastors Overcome Struggles

How Extroverted Pastors Overcome Struggles

I believe extroverted pastors get the benefit of the doubt in leadership—more so than introverted pastors. Many have tackled the subject of how introverts can overcome weaknesses, but I haven’t noticed as much written about extroverted pastors.
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Why Christian Movies Are Gaining More Viewers and Higher Earnings

In the 15 years since Mel Gibson’s R-rated The Passion of the Christ set box-office records (and sparked numerous controversies), the Christian movies film industry has continued to morph and expand.
You're Not a Good Leader If You Never Say You're Sorry

You’re Not a Leader If You Never Say You’re Sorry

You are not a good leader if you never tell people you are sorry. There are a myriad of issues in the heart of a leader who never apologizes. If you never apologize, at least one of the following is also true.
Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord?

Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord?

The Angel of the Lord has fascinated and confused many readers of Scripture. At times, he seems like nothing else than an angelic being sent by the LORD. At other times, his identity becomes mixed with the LORD and speaks with the voice of God.
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Answer This Question Before Writing a Book

Having an idea for a book is easy, but writing a book to get that idea out into the world is daunting. Do you contact an agent or mail your submission to a traditional publishing company? Do you try to self-publish, and if so how does that work? 
I Still Believe

How to Lead a Powerful I Still Believe Movie Outreach Campaign

I Still Believe is the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. I Still Believe is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope is only found in Christ. Why not lead your church in a powerful campaign surrounding the I Still Believe movie (releasing March 13, 2020)?
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A Divorced Couple Shares Their Experience with Spiritual Abuse

Peter and Katie’s hope (and ours) in sharing their story is that others will learn from their experience with spiritual abuse and avoid a similar one.
How to Grow From Leadership Pain

How to Grow From Leadership Pain

No one experiences the success of leadership without also knowing leadership pain. It’s up to each individual leader if they will press through the pain and grow or quit leading. The principle is that strong.

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