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Four Questions to Keep Close to Your Wallet

It’s hard to imagine many things more maligned in Scripture than money. After all, “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils” (1...

Mary Poppins Theology: Enough Is As Good As a Feast

The Disney classic Mary Poppins turned 20 and came out of the vault when I was seven years old and going through a phase of life in...

Should We Pray for Revival?

When do you think the following observations were made? 1. Ministers today seem more concerned with political power in society than spiritual fervency in the...

God Wants to Bring Life to Others Through You

One of the greatest problems facing Christianity today is our lack of confidence. We lack confidence in ourselves, in the Gospel, and in the...

God Isn't Your Vending Machine

How many times have you read something like this on Facebook… “I went to the doctor today and my cancer test came back clean. God is...

Leadership Lessons from the San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat for the third game in a row (including two on the road) to win the NBA Championship Title....

Putting on the Brave Face

by Joe Rigney Coaching tee ball is hard. And not just because it’s like herding a pack of wet cats. Or because five-year-olds generally prefer...

Keep the Love On

Following Jesus Christ is counter-intuitive. Always has been. In His famous “Sermon the Mount,” Jesus teaches that life in the Kingdom of God is antithetical...

21 Unsolved Mysteries of the Church

The people of the World Wide Web have penetrating questions for the people lurking behind those stained glass windows. I know. I see their...

How to Get Rid of Being Overwhelmed Once and for All

After what I posted on Monday and what I’m feeling in my heart these days, I thought this would be a timely and appropriate...

Let Darwin Teach You

Charles Darwin loved his scientific studies. They were his “chief enjoyment and sole employment throughout life.” However, as the years passed, Darwin experienced a...

How to Start Getting Smarter

Want to be wiser? Fear God more. That’s where getting smarter starts. While the atheistic world asserts that more enlightened people no longer have...

Why Things Ahead Are Far Greater Than Anything We Leave Behind

I’ve found myself sitting in a big, reclining leather chair. It’s one of two that face a large window that overlooks the back patio...

Too Scared to Cry: Social Media Outrage and the Gospel

A friend of mine posted on Facebook about what he called a “parenting fail.” His son stubbed his toe, and squealed with tears. My...

God’s Five Purposes for Your Marriage

Angie and I are approaching our 17th wedding anniversary. I’d love to say that we’ve always been happily married, but that kind of dishonesty...

My Favorite Heroes of the Faith

Young men and women are looking for heroes. The same is true for Christian young men and women. We need heroes to admire and look up...

How Good Is Your Church’s Security?

This past weekend I did a secret shopper at a church in Texas that is a little under a thousand people. No one knew...

The Ethos of Christian Hedonism: Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Defending Christian Hedonism exegetically is one thing; helping people feel the ethos of it is something else. The latter is harder. That’s what I...

Servanthood: A Birthmark of a Born Again Believer

“This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus.” - Romans 1:1 (NLT) What a way to start a letter! That’s how Paul opened his letter...

10 Books I've Read This Year and Would Recommend

Back in December I put out THIS LIST of the top 10 books I would recommend, and since then people have asked a few times...

Former Bethel Pastor Addresses ‘Wild Rumors’ About Grave Sucking and Gold...

A woman who was a pastor at Bethel Church and a student at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry has addressed a number of the controversies surrounding Bethel, including accusations that the church practices “grave sucking” and rejects modern medicine.

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

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