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Timothy Keller: How to Know If You Are a Christian Nationalist

“Evangelical theology is not so much really affecting Christian nationalism," says Dr. Timothy Keller. "Christian nationalism is recruiting in a major way from evangelicals and using us.”

Christian Nationalism Podcast Series: Should Your Church Be Alarmed?

In our series on Christian Nationalism, host Jason Daye talks with Dr. Timothy Keller, Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Perry, and Dr. Glenn Packiam. You won't want to miss a single episode.

Franklin Graham: We Have Never Been a Christian Nation

“There’s a lot of evil in our country today," says Rev. Franklin Graham, "and that’s why it’s so important for us as Christians to stand for the Word of God and not compromise on God’s Word."

Glenn Packiam: The Bible Leaves No Room for Christian Nationalism

“The view that you can be a Christian and a nationalist or hardcore into these beliefs about God favoring one country over another," says Rev. Dr. Glenn Packiam, "is not sustainable by a close reading of the New Testament.” 

Samuel Perry: Are All White Evangelicals Christian Nationalists?

“When we talk about Christian nationalism," says Dr. Samuel Perry, "we’re talking about an ideology that idealizes and advocates a fusion of American civic life with a very particular kind of Christianity.”

Jason Sobel: How to Read the Bible in High Definition

"I feel like a lot of people are reading the Bible in standard definition," says Rabbi Jason Sobel, "because they don’t know how the Old and the New Testaments connect. And when you connect the dots, the Bible comes alive."

CeCe Winans: This Is How God Led Me and My Husband to Plant a Church

“We got a word from the Lord that he wanted us to pastor," says CeCe Winans, "and we were like, ‘That could not be the Lord'...And then we just started getting prophecies everywhere we went.”

Karl Vaters: Your Small Church Has What People Need the Most Right Now

“What people need," says Karl Vaters, "is familiarity and relationships. They need to be in places that they know with people that they know and love.”

Ryan Wakefield: How to Plan for Easter 2021

"When there’s so much uncertainty," says Ryan Wakefield, "go back to the things we can be certain about. We can be certain about the kingdom of God and the local church and the good news. And we can be certain that that type of ministry flows out of relationships.”

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Jimmy Dodd Says Surviving or Thriving in Ministry Boils Down to 6 Crucial Relationships

"More and more pastors shared with us," says Jimmy Dodd, "that there was really no place to go just to be honest about their lives."

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Steven Furtick on How to Handle Growth and Criticism

"I've always felt unqualified," says Steven Furtick, "and I discovered it puts me in pretty good company."

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Francis Chan on the Question Your Church Needs to Ask

“God wants believers to cause other believers to love him more," says Francis Chan. “Are we producing lovers of Jesus and each other so much that the world notices?”

The Best of ChurchLeaders: Eugene Peterson on What Most Pastors Don’t Know about Pastoring

"Being a pastor," says Eugene H. Peterson, "for so many people, is competitive. And when you're competitive, you're a lot more interested in winning than helping." 

The Best of 2020: Aimee Byrd Asks What It Really Means to Be a ‘Biblical’ Man or Woman

"Women are becoming frustrated as disciples," says Aimee Byrd. Part of the problem, she believes, is the church's misunderstanding of the idea of "biblical" manhood and womanhood.

The Best of 2020: Tim Keller on How to Practice True Tolerance

"For those outside [the church], our unity is a very important witness," says Dr. Timothy Keller. Without true tolerance, however, we will remain polarized.

Ian Morgan Cron: How the Enneagram Can Transform Your Preaching

"One of the biggest mistakes you can make in life," says Ian Morgan Cron, "is to assume that your way of seeing the world is normal."

John Cooper: We’re in a Fight to Keep People in the Kingdom

"I feel like we’re fighting to keep people in the Kingdom," says Skillet's John Cooper. "Young people are so confused...we are in a life and death urgent situation—I believe that with all my heart."

Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."

Christina Dent: How Becoming a Foster Parent Changed My Views on the Best Way to Fight Drugs

"I thought a mom who used drugs when she was pregnant must not love her child," says Christina Dent, "[but then] I saw this mother who loved her son just as much as I loved my three sons, this fierce love, this desperate desire to do the right thing."

Matt and Laurie Krieg: This Is How God Saved Our (Mixed-Orientation) Marriage

Both Matt and Laurie Krieg are primarily attracted to women. Yet God has used their "impossible marriage" to display the power and beauty of his love for us.

Popular CCM Artist Chris Rice Allegations of Grooming, Inappropriately Touching Teenage...

Reports that Christian music artist Chris Rice groomed and sexually assaulted a teenage boy in the late 90s to early 2000s have been deemed credible by Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE).

Karen Swallow Prior: How the Church Should Move Forward Now Roe...

Karen Swallow Prior joins us for a breaking episode of the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the American church can move forward well now that Roe has been overturned.

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