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Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess: Do You Believe One of These 4 False Gospels?

"Politics is not just about policies and leaders," says Kaitlyn Schiess. "It's about the direction of our spiritual formation."
signs of spiritual abuse

Wade Mullen: How to Recognize Spiritual Abuse in the Church

When we think of signs of spiritual abuse, says Wade Mullen, “I think many of us have this perception of abuse that is related to some kind of violent event...what I’ve come to realize over time is that abuse is much broader than that.”
mary lederleitner

Mary Lederleitner: How to Preach and Lead During an Election Year

"I think a lot of time political idolatry really raises its ugly head when people are afraid," says Mary Lederleitner, "because most people fall into idolatry to look for a sense of security."
justin giboney

Justin Giboney: How to Know If Your Pursuit of Justice Is Biblical

“If we speak the truth in love and apply that to the public square," says Justin Giboney, "I think we end up with a lot more faithful witness."
greg atkinson

Greg Atkinson: How to Take Hospitality As Seriously As God Does

"Most churches don’t staff for hospitality," says Greg Atkinson. However, "the churches that do staff for it and that do take it seriously, the common denominator is they are fast-growing churches."
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Adam Weber: How to Love Difficult People (for Pastors)

"A critical part of leadership is loving the people around you," says Adam Weber. And love is "really, really messy.”
joel mcgill

Joel McGill: The Great Commission Could Be Fulfilled in Your Lifetime

"The progress we’re seeing with the Great Commission globally," says Joel McGill, "has just been...awe-inspiring."
sandra richter

Sandra Richter: When the Environment Suffers, So Do Widows and Orphans

When we fail to care for the environment, says Dr. Sandra Richter, "The widow, the orphan, and the farmer are the people who get hit first and whose economic stability is wiped out."
awana

Valerie Bell and Matt Markins: This Is How to Help Kids Love Jesus for...

There are three factors, says Awana's Matt Markins, that "when they’re present together, are far more likely to produce long-term spiritual fruit" in the kids we’re discipling.
pastor chip ingram

Chip Ingram: How to Stop Living Like a Spiritual Orphan

“I don’t think we can ever love or lead well," says Pastor Chip Ingram, "until we see ourselves more and more the way God sees us."
jeff reed

Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."
carlos whittaker

Carlos Whittaker: Are You Living ‘Life to the Full’ with Jesus?

“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”
eugene cho

Eugene Cho: Politics, the Fruits of the Spirit, and How Not to Be a...

“I believe," says Eugene Cho, "that you can be fierce and contend for convictions and still hold to the values of the fruits of the Spirit.” 
spiritual direction

Lacy Finn Borgo: How Not to Get in the Way of Your Children Experiencing...

As you consider your kids' need for spiritual direction, says Lacy Finn Borgo, recognize that “children have all of what they need to have an encounter with God."
brenda salter mcneil

Brenda Salter McNeil: We Are in an Esther Moment Right Now

When it comes to racial reconciliation, says Brenda Salter McNeil, “I think Esther is our prototype for what to do next.”
gustafson

Jordan Gustafson on the Amazing Opportunity of Long-Term Missions

"We are part of this gigantic, global body of Christ," says Jordan Gustafson, "and so we can’t separate ourselves from everything else that’s happening. We must engage.”
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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.
tim mackie

Tim Mackie and Jon Collins: This Is Why It’s Hard to Understand the Bible

BibleProject's Tim Mackie and Jon Collins say it's not surprising if people find the Bible hard to understand. "Most people," says Tim, "aren’t in the habit of reading ancient texts from across the planet from thousands of years ago, and that’s what the Bible is."
thom schultz

Thom Schultz: Kids Need VBS This Year More Than Ever

Thinking about not doing VBS this year because of the pandemic? According to Thom Schultz, "This is the most important year ever for vacation Bible school in our lifetimes.”
jeannie gaffigan

Jeannie Gaffigan: How to Handle Life’s Trials with Faith and Humor

"Your experience right now is meaningful in some way in your life," says Jeannie Gaffigan. Faith can help you see that—but humor can as well!
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