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The Barnacles of Life
Leadership Journal

The Barnacles of LifeSubscriber Access Only

What Dallas Willard taught me about living the Jesus way in ministry.
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When a Pastor Resigns Abruptly

The snare of smugness and fuzzy immorality.
What to Do With a Day
Leadership Journal : Web Exclusives

What to Do With a Day

Is the best option to seize it?
Can Neuroscience Help Us Disciple Anyone?
Leadership Journal

Can Neuroscience Help Us Disciple Anyone?

Brain science and the renewal of your mind.
The Self-Aware Leader
Leadership Journal : Web Exclusives

The Self-Aware Leader

Or, "why a personality disorder should never manage a neurotic."
Must-Reads from John Ortberg

Our editors have compiled our best from this contributor from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

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The Sin Tamer

Do we ever get to stop fighting against the evil within?
Why THIS?
An honest look at the difficult question, "How much sin should we expect in the church?"

Time Well Wasted

Why you need downtime and how to spend it
Why THIS?
John Ortberg identifies three ways pastors can benefit from wasting time.

The Strong-Willed Leader

There is a difference between a surrendered will and a weak will.
Why THIS?
One of the most unheralded (and most essential) characteristics of a good leader is their indomitable will.

Your Spiritual Growth PlanSubscriber Access Only

Developing life in the Spirit is a customized process.
Why THIS?
Why gauging a church's ability to nurture spiritual growth should be framed around the right message, an accurate standard of measurement, and customized means for encouraging growth.

The "We" We Want to BeSubscriber Access Only

The most important growth is not a "me" thing but a "we" thing.
Why THIS?
John Ortberg examines what it really means for the church to be "the body of Christ."
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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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