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From The Editor

Staying Fresh

Staying Fresh

Creativity comes from focusing on your goal


Three Rooms With a View

Three Rooms With a ViewSubscriber Access Only

The right kind of creativity brings clarity to ministry confusion.


Where Are Your Keys?

Where Are Your Keys?

Beware the trap of "Performancism."

Bonus Articles

Learning to Lament

Learning to Lament

How my church's violent neighborhood led us to discover the power of lament.
The Lost Art of Pastoral Correction

The Lost Art of Pastoral Correction

Shepherding sometimes means loving discipline.

All Articles

The Work of the Week

The Work of the WeekSubscriber Access Only

What ministry is all about the other six days.
The People-Powered Pulpit

The People-Powered PulpitSubscriber Access Only

How collaboration revolutionized my preaching.
From Youth Minister to Felon

From Youth Minister to Felon

An article we never should have published.
Finding Soul Satisfaction

Finding Soul SatisfactionSubscriber Access Only

John Ortberg on caring for your soul.
Practice (Literally) What You Preach

Practice (Literally) What You PreachSubscriber Access Only

Consider adding these rehearsals to your sermon prep.
The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

Why an unlikely trait has such powerful effects.
Dear Man in Prison

Dear Man in Prison

A letter from a victim of sexual violence.

Skye Jethani: Dorothy Sayers and the Church's Biggest Failure

What does it mean to stop separating "church" work from "secular" work?

Amy Sherman: Secular Jobs Don't Make Second-Class Christians

The way we talk about the workplace can determine the way we disciple our congregation.

Amy Sherman: It's More Than Evangelism

It's not about what 'kind' of banker you are.

Amy Sherman: Why Millennials Leave

It might have more to do with our conversations on work than you think.

Amy Sherman: One Woman's Story

The work millenials are called to is more than just a phase.

Amy Sherman: Vocation is Not Incidental

We're here to offer the world a foretaste of the Kingdom of God.

Skye Jethani: Targeting People's 88%

Why our faith is more than just what we do with our freetime.

Skye Jethani: The Two Creation Mandates

God gave man two mandates: one was marital—but the first one was cultural.

Skye Jethani: All Work is Acceptable to God

Why do we believe that some work is sacred, while other work is simply "permissable?"

Phil Vischer: I Was Going to Be Walt Disney

Phil Vischer begins his story of gain and loss by describing the beginning of the Veggie Tales enterprise.

Phil Vischer: God Could Have ... But He Didn't

The way Phil Vischer lost it all.

Phil Vischer: He Who Has God and Many Things ...

Sometimes God just wants to know that he's still more important than your dream.

Phil Vischer: God Doesn't Need You to Spaz Out in His Name

Maybe sometimes, God wants you to be still instead.
Follow the Money Trail

Follow the Money TrailSubscriber Access Only

How churches can be more open with their finances.
Learning from Weirdos

Learning from Weirdos

7 missional gifts from ancient Christian mystics

Amy Sherman: Three Reasons Why Faith and Work Conversations Matter

Discipleship, generational faith, and the importance of work as integral in our lives.
Small Groups, Big Impact

Small Groups, Big ImpactSubscriber Access Only

How to use small groups for church-wide discipleship.
Ministry, a Family Matter

Ministry, a Family MatterSubscriber Access Only

Kid, spouse, mother. My simple story of expectations and perspective.
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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