The Lord seems to have the same instructions in His word for all sinners (and that includes those in the LGBT community). May the following seven things begin to move us to thinking and action.
I know you’re not perfect. I’m sure you’ve made mistakes. I know you're a wounded pastor. But I want to remind you of a few things today. I hope it encourages you.
I know some Sundays (and in fact, some entire ministries) are really rough for some pastors. Church people can be difficult, if not downright unbelieving. They can drain you of your spiritual passion and leadership zeal. On the other hand, church is really sweet many times.
Have you ever come to the end of your workday, or even a workweek, and asked yourself, “What did I accomplish?” You certainly did not have a highly productive day. Discover what blocks productivity and what feeds it.
There are a lot of things you can say to a preacher, but here are 59 things NOT to say to a preacher.
As pastors, it’s not enough for us to manage anger if we're an angry pastor. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.
Every follower of Christ who seeks God with fasting and prayer can experience sudden and surprising open doors of spiritual opportunity, even if those open doors were never apparent before.
Consistent Christian living consists of confessing sin consistently. So how do we get better at this distinctly Christian practice?
Over the past several years, I’ve paid more attention to reasons pastors—including some of my acquaintances and former students—have been fired.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned his followers about guarding your heart. he said not to practice spiritual devotion with ulterior motives. This is critical in the pulpit.
It’s interesting how many different ways different pastors prepare a sermon. Five different pastors share what a week of sermon prep looks like for them.
Your role and your ministry are a gift from God. Ministry is not “altogether” because it is not God; it is beneath God. Ministry is a great gift, but a cruel god. When we make ministry our god, it asks more and more from us without ever satisfying us.
Here are 21 aspects of pastor life that might surprise you. These don't apply to every pastor, but many of them do!
Eric Geiger plans sermon series and the general direction of sermons within a teaching series several months in advance, and here are four advantages.
I notice a trend to call services a celebration of life instead of a funeral. But I believe we’ve lost something, and that we would serve ourselves and others well if we recover the time-honored practice of holding funeral services.
When considering ageism, the church may be one of the worst offenders among organizations in our culture. It’s strange given the “respect your elders” mentality in many congregations.
"White nationalist terrorism is a manifestation of an ancient evil that we as Christians, of all people, ought to recognize immediately."
Have we made the Proverbs 31 woman into a trophy wife of impossible standards? Now, as a wife and mother, I feel that the Proverbs 31 woman is wielded as a weapon against me more than ever.
There is a sobering reality every pastor and leader needs to understand. Knowing this one can protect your career—help keep you from burning out—and guard your heart.
Many young church staff members I know are continually looking for their next place of service. Sometimes that’s because their calling has changed. In more cases, though, it’s because they’re struggling with the church or its leadership.