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A Mighty River or a Slippery Slope?Subscriber Access Only

Examining the cultural and theological forces behind the new interest in justice.
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Elemental PreachingSubscriber Access Only

The irreducible qualities of gravity, light, and air give life to a sermon and to those who hear it.
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What to Pray for a New PresidentSubscriber Access Only

Seeking God's blessing for a pluralistic, conflicted, and divided nation.
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Betty's Secret IngredientSubscriber Access Only

Is magnanimity the reputation of your church?
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Between "Failure" and "Fraud"Subscriber Access Only

I hear two voices—assessing, accusing. Which will I listen to?
Must-Reads from Mark Labberton

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Leading by NamingSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Leaders have an opportunity to encourage and uplift others by identifying their positive traits and talents.

Want to Be Wonder-full?Subscriber Access Only

We really like our Vaseline tubes. That's what makes us less likely to follow Jesus to the margins.
Why THIS?
How adept are we at discerning what matters most? Are we filled with wonder or too focused on minutiae?

Between "Failure" and "Fraud"Subscriber Access Only

I hear two voices—assessing, accusing. Which will I listen to?
Why THIS?
This article addresses two common struggles pastors face: feeling like a failure and feeling fake. In both cases, God's grace is sufficient.

Elemental PreachingSubscriber Access Only

The irreducible qualities of gravity, light, and air give life to a sermon and to those who hear it.
Why THIS?
Mark Labberton asserts that good preaching should offer the gifts of gravity, light, and air.

A Mighty River or a Slippery Slope?Subscriber Access Only

Examining the cultural and theological forces behind the new interest in justice.
Why THIS?
Mark Labberton examines the recent shift from evangelical skepticism to enthusiastic engagement regarding social justice issues, including what needs to happen to sustain this new commitment.
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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