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Spring 2009: Unhooked: Addiction Recovery

volume 30, Issue 2

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Trouble Brewing

Trouble Brewing

Is a relaxed attitude toward alcohol among clergy leading to a new battle over prohibition?
Church Discipline for Repetitive Sin

Church Discipline for Repetitive Sin

How do you work pastorally with people who are likely to fall again?

Growth in the Gutter

Cultivating spiritual formation in a community of addicts.

Stranded in Neverland

Consumerism addicts us to immediate gratification and perpetual youth, but the cross lifts us to a more satisfying joy.
The Transparent Pastor

The Transparent Pastor

When a pastor struggles with an addiction, who needs to know?

The Sin Tamer

Do we ever get to stop fighting against the evil within?
Can Your Church Handle the Truth?

Can Your Church Handle the Truth?

Recovery ministries demand a level of honesty many congregations aren't used to.


An Uncomfortable IssueSubscriber Access Only

The proliferation of vices in our culture means our posture as churches needs to adapt.


Messy, Costly, Dirty MinistrySubscriber Access Only

The risk of welcoming those nobody else wants.

Through a Screen DarklySubscriber Access Only

Book Review of Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps.

Do It, Don't Blog ItSubscriber Access Only

Is all the chatter on the web about missional church actually keeping us from being missional?


Living the Story of GodSubscriber Access Only

Connecting both the sermon and small group to God's big story.

Big-Picture EvangelismSubscriber Access Only

A new tool that emphasizes transformation and not just decision.

When You Sin While PreachingSubscriber Access Only

How to recover from your failures in the pulpit.

Lay Off the LayoffsSubscriber Access Only

Alternatives to cutting staff when the budget gets tight.

Fitting the Arts into ChurchSubscriber Access Only

Using art to enhance, and never distract, in a worship service.

Bonus Articles

Preaching on My Feet

Could I speak for 35 minutes without ever writing notes?
Speaking into the Meltdown

Speaking into the Meltdown

What might God be saying in tough economic times?

Ministry Lessons from a Muslim

His unexpected message to church leaders: fully embrace your Christian identity.

Locally Grown Leadership

Rather than importing pastors from elsewhere, these churches are discovering the benefits of cultivating new leaders from within.

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Salvation on the Strip

The Porn Pastor's strategy for reaching Sin City is unconventional, and what he's doing in Vegas can't stay in Vegas.

Beyond "Us versus Them"

Interview with Andrew Marin
Editor's Pick
The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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