Conversations

Leadership Journal's "Conversations" provides a platform for church leaders with a variety of views to discuss important issues. While they don't always agree, they enter into dialogue with love and civility to help give you perspective and wisdom on today's key ministry topics.
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What Can Heal Racial Wounds?
What Can Heal Racial Wounds?
South Bronx Pastor Dimas Salaberrios talks about race, abortion, and criminal justice.
Matt Chandler: ‘You Create Your Own Treadmills’
Matt Chandler: ‘You Create Your Own Treadmills’
An interview on applying grace to yourself.
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction
The Spiritual Roots of Addiction
Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom.
Pastoring Rappers
Pastoring Rappers
The artists of Humble Beast on the idolatry of artistry, and how the local church best serves artists.
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
Hitting the Reset Button
Hitting the Reset Button
Jon Acuff talks about making plans, dealing with transition, and how pastors can help that process.
Introducing ‘Pivot’
Introducing ‘Pivot’
We’re rolling out a new blog with a big mission: to equip and inspire small church pastors.
Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley
Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley
An interview with Skip Vaccarello.
A Surprising and Productive Friendship
A Surprising and Productive Friendship
Kevin Palau and Sam Adams discuss setting aside differences to help churches serve their cities.
Teach the Bloody Bible
Teach the Bloody Bible
Why teaching the strange and disturbing stories in Scripture is essential to outreach and spiritual growth.
Same-Sex Marriage: New Challenges, New Opportunities
Same-Sex Marriage: New Challenges, New Opportunities
4 Christian leaders reflect on how the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage could affect churches.
The Art of Giving Away Members
The Art of Giving Away Members
There’s a church in North Carolina that regularly sends members away to other churches—and survives.
The Relationally Grounded Pastor
The Relationally Grounded Pastor
An interview with Eugene Peterson
Preaching When Parched: our interview with the late, great Gardner C. Taylor
Preaching When Parched: our interview with the late, great Gardner C. Taylor
The preaching icon's reflections on desolate spirituality, "aridity," and the hope of home.
The Secret of Strategic Neglect
The Secret of Strategic Neglect
Bill Hybels on the keys to simpler and more effective leadership.
Changing Notions of Community
Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
Leading in Prayer
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Leading in Prayer
Max Lucado talks about how good prayers shake the heavens and shape community.
Changing the Scorecard
Changing the Scorecard
Affirming everyone's vocation begins by changing the way we define ministry success.
Getting to 'Aha'
Getting to 'Aha'
Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
When Smaller Is Better
When Smaller Is Better
Effective small church ministry starts with a clearer view of success.
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June 29, 2016It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
Adopting five foster children is impossible unless you have the right support.
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