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Rick Warren Slowly Makes His Way Back Into the Public Eye

Pastor/author Rick Warren sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan early this week to talk about gun violence.

Record Numbers Say Gay Relations, Unwed Births Are Morally OK

Results of a recent Gallup poll show that Americans' tolerance toward gay and lesbian relations and having children outside marriage has increased significantly since 2001.

Get the Word Out Before School's Out

“School’s out for summerSchool’s out foreverSchool’s been blown to pieces No more pencilsNo more booksNo more teacher’s dirty looks.” - "School’s Out for Summer," by Alice...

How Much Should Pastors Share With Their Spouses?

Five real-life principles for determining what's helpful to share with your spouse about church and ministry.

My Panic Attacks, My Mental Illness, and the Church’s Dirty Little Secret

The first time it happened I was standing on stage at Sandals.We were in the theater at California Baptist University because the gym floors were...

Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & the Sickening Response of Some

Now is a good time to go back and re-read Warning: The World is Watching How We Christians Treat One Another. Why do so many people...

Creating Life-Changing Small Group Culture

Here are five principles that you can use as a new small group leader in creating a culture where “No Perfect People are Allowed” and life change can happen.

Are You Losing Momentum or Gaining Steam?

Justin Timberlake might have a few lessons to teach your church leadership.

How Love Turned Tragedy Into Blessing

Fair Warning: This story has some graphic imagery. A true story but names have been changed: Catherine, a young woman Jim, Catherine’s roommate Mary, one amazing friend I was...

Should You Be a Religious Extremist?

Did Jesus call us to be radicals?

When It’s OK to Let People Walk Away from Church

Sometimes the best thing to happen to your church is for a few people to leave.

Blessed are the Undesirable

Unless you’re new to the blog, you are aware that my focus in ministry in 2012 has been exclusively on two things: * In writing...

3 Ways Christians Should Respond to the Horror of a Broken World

Ed Stetzer: "Don't be afraid to say that the world is horribly broken."

Debunked Doomsday Predictions and the Preparation that Really Matters

While some fear old Mayan prophecies, followers of Christ are called to see what is true.

3 Ways Christians Should Respond to the Horror of a Broken World

The news is filled with horror. There is no other way to say it. It is horror. The horror of a broken world where evil is...

6 People Who Will Make You a Better Youth Pastor

Here's a short list of people in your church who will help you be a great youth pastor.

Preach Like a Pro: How to Raise Your Game

Have you lost your edge? Have you become complacent? Are you resting on last year’s victories?

Above the Trend

by Matt Chandler I have a wicked heart. I can totally relate to the line in Come Thou Fount that says “prone to wander Lord...

The 10 Commandments of Preaching

The pulpit is a serious place, with great responsibility. Here is one man's version of a preacher's commandments.

Toward a Chronological Understanding of the NT

My publisher just mailed me a copy of their new chronological Bible. And, well, I’m super impressed with it. I will be reviewing it...

New Articles

Childhood Trauma: Developmentally Appropriate and Trauma-Informed Interventions

When treating kids with trauma, I remember these two crucial elements: therapeutic relationships are essential, and being developmentally appropriate is honoring. For the sake of children, let’s join in the play.

New Podcasts

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.