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Haters Gonna Hate

If you are making an impact on people’s lives, you will . . . (not might) . . . attract haters. So if you don’t want any...

10 Factors that Determine the Size of Your Vision

I often see leaders with radically different size visions, despite having a lot in common. Pastors may have the the same gifting, the same...

3 Reactions to Church Decline

The American church is in trouble. (But don’t tell anybody.) That’s one way to “manage” the compounding news that the church as we know it...

Good News: You Can’t Do It

by Matthew Barrett It’s common practice among some Christians to say, “You must be born again,” in such a way that it is equivalent to...

Thanking God for the Prayers of My Friends

I’m in the middle of a week of church planting related travel that has me on both coasts. Because I was already in Portland,...

To Every Pastor Who Is Ready to Give Up

The article I wrote just a couple of days ago called From the Hear of One Pastor, I’m Sorry I Let You Downtouched a nerve....

Don’t Make This One Big Ministry Mistake

I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the greatest Man who ever lived. Paul of Tarsus, Mary of Bethany, John (the apostle), Lazarus, and Peter...

From the Heart of One Pastor, I’m Sorry I Let You Down

Pastors have an awesome calling. They’re my heroes. I serve them through the pastors.com community because I know what it’s like to be in the trenches...

Why We Educate Our Girls

On April 14, 2014, the terrorist Islamist group called Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 girls, most between 16 and 18, from the Chibok Government...

What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. (PS 112.4) I know how it feels to be in the...

Jack Is Back: Why We Want More

Our heroes—fictional or nonfictional—inevitably end up shaping our picture of God. Consciously or not we will project what we admire or praise in others...

The Last Chapter of My Life

I think a lot about aging. Maybe it's because I'm 46 years old—heading quickly toward 50.  I don't think I've peaked yet in my effectiveness....

Sitting Through God School

In the beginning, when the Church-as-We-Know-It was invented, somebody asked, “How should we design this thing?” I imagine someone looked around and said, “Our job is to...

Wash in the Waters Again

Visible words. That was the Reformers’ term for baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In complement to the spoken words of gospel preaching, these twin rhythms...

Have We Become Too Professional?

It’s happened again. The church has been appropriated by the professionals. It’s one of the factors that is weakening the American church. The focus within...

Don’t Worry, Be Casting

by Andy Naselli First Peter 5:6–7 is bursting with hope and comfort. When I am tempted to worry, I often meditate on it. And when I...

When It Seems Like God Did You Wrong

The story of Naomi in Ruth chapter one teaches us that how things look and how things feel are often not how they are. The last time...

5 Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith, and yet, oftentimes, we only give it real thought around the Easter season.

Let's Give Away $1 Million

When Faith and I first were married, we spent a lot of time talking about goals for our life together. One of our seemingly outlandish...

Five Helps for Your Holy Week

To help you make the most of Holy Week, we’ve ventured into the archive to find five of the best Piper articles related to...

Brian Houston’s Daughter Unleashes on the Media in Instagram Video

Laura Toggs posted a video on her Instagram blasting the media for their negative coverage of Hillsong’s maskless youth campers singing and dancing.

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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