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Rural Fish Bowl
Pastor Dad needs to be just Dad.
It is like living in a fish bowl! I imagine that the disciples experienced something similar, as they were Jesus' closest friends. It is a byproduct of following Jesus. It's hard, but worth it.
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)
Three ways smaller churches can serve their communities
If we join Jesus on his mission, I think we too will serve those who are hurting. To paraphrase Ghandi, “Why do your Christians look so little like your Jesus?”.
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 1)
Small church pastors should view their congregations as an elite force.
The church on mission is the church as God intended, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and proclaiming the good news of redemption found in Jesus. Small Matters in Mission.
The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’
Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise.
1John418. One of the most beautiful moments in Scripture is when Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River. The context is not as sacred or pious as it appears, however.
Reflections on the Megachurch
Making and growing disciples is more important than butts in seats.
numbers. One person even complained we were “hurting Jesus” by not allowing them to alter their numbers so that they would look like they had grown.
What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
What's So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]. Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
As long as we are in relationship with Jesus, he will fill that “God-shaped hole” inside us, and once that hole is filled, we will no longer ache with desire or longing.
The Spirit-Led Leader
Part four of a new series
I thought about it for a long time and I realized one important truth: I could have discipled that guy until Jesus comes back again and I would never have addressed the number one
Evangelism, Meet Soul Care
Why we need to love ourselves to effectively love our neighbor and share the gospel.
Jesus' Rhythm of Sharing the Love of God. When Moving forward, this frees them to extravagantly love their neighbor. The Four Steps of Jesus' Soul Care. If
20 Truths from Supernatural Power for Everyday People
Jared C. Wilson offers encouragement for experiencing God's extraordinary spirit in our ordinary lives.
3. Craving more and more extravagant evidences of the Spirit is an easy way to demonstrate our lack of satisfaction with the gospel of Jesus. 5. Receiving the glory of Jesus changes us.
Why the Enslaved Adopted the Religion of Their Masters—and Transformed It
The story of early African-American Christianity proves the power of the Resurrection against oppression.
What he meant was that the resurrection of Jesus Christ had proved its reality because there were, in fact, Christians in Rome, the capital of the oppressive empire whose authority had
Where Do You Find Safety in a World of Chaos? [Gospel Life Podcast]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
[Gospel Life Podcast]. Where Do You Find Safety in a World of Chaos? [Gospel Life Podcast]. Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus
If trends continue, North Korea will no longer be the world’s worst persecutor of Christians.
The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus. Research.
Creating Margins for Conversation [Gospel Life Podcast]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Creating Margins for Conversation [Gospel Life Podcast]. Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. |. Ed Stetzer. 0; tweet; share; email; print.
Christian Unity in Ashes
Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus.
Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus. It is a public rehearsal of Jesus' parable: Free Newsletters.
Swipe Right for Jesus
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
Opinion | Church. Swipe Right for Jesus. There's nothing quite like trying to explain the atonement to a brilliant inquisitor who has never heard Jesus' story.
What Is Your Story? (Part 2) [Gospel Life Podcast]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
What Is Your Story? (Part 2) [Gospel Life Podcast]. What Is Your Story? (Part 2) [Gospel Life Podcast]. Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
One-on-One with Scott Breslin on Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work
There is innate dignity to every occupation and job a Christian might do.
Knowing that every follower of Jesus has a God-given priestly mandate adds an important degree of clarity to our role in life and gives innate dignity to every occupation and job a
Dear 'Whole-Life' Progressive Evangelicals, Did You Forget 'Pro-Life' and the Unborn?
Progressive evangelicals must speak into the abortion debate.
(One of which, ironically, disparages Christians for not living up to Jesus' standard.). They have borne the cost of this courage silently and faithfully out of fidelity to the gospel of Jesus.
My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel
Formerly incarcerated person pastors church in Orange County
I wish I could say that was when I came to faith, but circumstances actually pushed me further away from Jesus. Jesus showed grace to me, and my life is completely different than it was.
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.
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