Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It
A wise leader does not wait for God to send a messenger to uncover his or her sin.
A leader who wants to stand strong for a lifetime, will learn to invite the Holy Spirit to search his When we see your soul shriveling under the weight of sin, we will learn to run to the arms
What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions
The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.
So much so that we rush from one thing to the next having failed to stop and and to these communities to cling to broad and outdated characterizations that do not stand up under
How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy
Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here’s why Christians have nothing to fear.
If our value in life is found only in economic productivity and half of us can be replaced by more compliant robots, we have no ground to stand on. We risk being stripped of all value.
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
I, for one, can't stand the taste of coffee! According to missiologist Reggie McNeal, to engage a culture that's increasingly hostile to recognizable forms of church, we must invest in
Planting 1,000 Churches in Your Lifetime
Churches need to be planted and then quickly need to plant other churches.
Yet, for a movement, we need rapid reproduction, not slow addition. Upon birth, the calf is able to immediately stand up on his or her feet and walk a few steps.
The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
What Jason Russell and John Ortberg learned about the souls of activists.
What Those We Serve Need Most. This is the crossroads at which we stand. Will we simply strain onward, hoping that passion and hard labor will carry our work for a lifetime?
Why Churches Should Give Gifted Women a Chance
God's people can't unite against the Enemy when half of them are on the sidelines.
I feel does not stand on good biblical grounds. But there has to be flexibility on both sides. Church leaders shouldn't insist on closing off all leadership roles to women. If we treat these
Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under
As Americans debate the Benedict Option, anti-Christian fervor in Australia has convinced me that we need a more disruptive strategy.
He is the author of the forthcoming book Free to Believe? Why We Must Stand Up for Religious Freedom and How We Can Do It (Zondervan Academic).
The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
Let’s get unchurched evangelicals back into church, and prejudiced evangelicals back to the Bible.
that call for repentance. None of us in the church stand above others in moral superiority. We are sinners calling sinners to life in Christ. We should not
One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago
Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.
I said, “If you were born outside the States, would you stand?” About half of the church stood up. I knew God was doing something significant in our church. At that time, we were far
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
is managing your hopes.” We're bombarded with so much negative stuff that we need to The guy in charge [Wes Clark Jr., organizer of Veterans Stand with Standing Rock] made this
The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates
The crisis we face when the church is silent on social justice.
Christians will need to actively vocalize the flaws in these initiatives, even if we fear that Evangelical Christians' historic failure to stand up to groups like the White Citizens Council and
There Is Grace
We're familiar with the charge But now she had been found committing a despicable sin and dragged by the religious leaders themselves to stand before the man who called himself the