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Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
Why is theology important for the way we do ministry? Everything we do as Christians is derived from theology. It's either a developed and articulated
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Counselors come from all sorts of training frameworks and backgrounds, and their methods are tied to their theology of change—how we change, heal, and grow.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Loerzel is the Vice President of Advancement at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Allender Center, a non-profit
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
I had always assumed women could be leaders in the church, even if it was difficult. Even if the theology of some maintained a hierarchy of genders.
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
Read Ecclesial Theology. If you want to write ecclesial theology, you need to read ecclesial theology. This is because ecclesial theology is its own genre
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
Few of us will step into our calling without some level of opposition or conflict. Sometimes, the opposition is overt and impossible to overlook. Karen* felt called to study theology.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church. Encourage More Women to Lead. Regardless of theology
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Edwards. You can see the clear influence Edwards has on Piper's work, like the weeping drama of his oratory and his commitment to Scripture and theology.
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
Such misguided theology can make Lent a burden rather than a tool to make us more Christ-like. What about you? Have you lost sight of what Lent is all about?
My Friendship with Elisabeth Elliot
Leadership lessons over decadent desserts changed my life.
I can only image how difficult it was for Elisabeth to be heard, especially writing authoritatively about theology. And yet, Elisabeth published over 20 books.
Is Church Growth a Solution Looking for a Problem?
The apostles addressed a broad range of church issues, but no New Testament writer ever told a church to get bigger.
Churches with strong leaders, weak leaders and sinful leaders. They worshiped God imperfectly and fought over theology. They also had a great deal of variety.
On the Road to Racial Reconciliation
Valuing reconciliation is not the same as actively engaging in it.
By examining the theology, sociology, psychology, and organizational change theory involved in reconciliation, I discovered that a journey with landmarks and distinctive phases is the
The Church's Next 10,000 Years
When considering the future, could our vision be much too small?
It's not enough to simply know theology and Scripture in the abstract if we are unfaithful shepherds to the people God called us to serve. Do we know their unique needs and problems?
Ministry Shouldn’t Hurt
What to do when the church starts acting like an abusive boyfriend
such abuse? The answer is twofold. First of all, women get trapped in abusive ministerial environments because of bad theology. Pastoral leadership
Why Are Church Leaders Always Talking About Change? (7 Reasons)
The alternative to change isn’t stability. It’s stubbornness. Besides, no one needs help to stay the same.
6. Jesus Never Changes, But I'm Not Him. When change is in the air, some people see a slippery slope – that if we change our methods, we'll end up changing our theology.
All Things to All People?
We can’t keep everyone happy, and it’s torture to try
email; print. For several years now, I've participated in a private Facebook group for women in theology and biblical studies. The group started with some