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A Matter of Integrity: Why Christians Must Stop Taking the Fake News Bait
Including a simple 4-step check-list to help us stop passing fake news along.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureJanuary 03, 2017. A Matter of Integrity: Why Christians Must Stop Taking the Fake News Bait Online and in person. The integrity of the church depends on it.
5+ Churchy Things I'm Thankful For – Even If I Don't Like Them
It's important to distinguish between personal preferences and moral absolutes if we hope to maintain our integrity.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
It's important to distinguish between personal preferences and moral absolutes if we hope to maintain our integrity. Christian UnityNovember 22, 2016.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
We need to listen to our brothers and sisters of color better. We need to keep fighting for the honor and integrity of the Bride of Christ. And I dare say we need revival.
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
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It flows from your heart, a heart slowly and carefully shaped by God's stubborn grace. Ten years ago I preached a sermon on integrity in Christian leadership.
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all.
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(They even did an exam to validate her claims of virginity!) Her integrity, piety, and determination convinced those in power that she was indeed on a God-inspired mission.
7 Revolutionary Principles from the Small Church that Founded America
Struggling churches can learn a lot from the integrity and perseverance of the church members who sailed on the Mayflower and changed the world.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Struggling churches can learn a lot from the integrity and perseverance of the church members who sailed on the Mayflower and changed the world.
I Voted Clinton. He Voted Trump. We Still Do Ministry Together.
How my right-hand man and I reconciled our political differences for the sake of our church.
I have faith in Dan's integrity, and he has faith in mine. We trust that our goals are kingdom goals, even when our paths to the finish line diverge. I named the elephant in the room.
How I Spent 20 Years in Ministry Without the Bible
I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged.
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the countryside, preached Christ, and planted churches; uncles who pastored and preached; and a grandfather who taught preachers how to dissect the Word and share it with integrity.
Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
A Matter of Pastoral Integrity. I don't want to pastor a group of nice, polite church attenders, or waste my time entertaining bored believers. My integrity depends on the latter.
Free Yourself to Pause and Take a Break
Surrender to God’s desire to shape your soul
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his engagement with the world, and know how they can participate more fully in his mission of building the kingdom.” Leaders who desire to influence others with integrity over an
Saying Goodbye to Volunteer Leaders
How to do it well—in youth ministry and elsewhere
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Release volunteers who don't develop themselves in team ministry by acting on feedback, learning from experience, having a teachable disposition, or maintaining moral integrity.
9 Reasons Pastors Should Say ‘I Don’t Know’ More Often
We think we’ll lose people's trust if we don’t have all the answers. The opposite is almost always true.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We think we'll lose people's trust if we don't have all the answers. The opposite is almost always true.
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace? 
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
For example, they might make significant leadership decisions without thinking through the long-term impact those decisions could have on the quality and integrity of their single or
Culturally Relevant or Contextually Real, Part 2: More than Semantics?
When a term becomes so misunderstood that it loses its value, it needs rewording. We may be there with cultural relevance.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
When a term becomes so misunderstood that it loses its value, it needs rewording. We may be there with cultural relevance.
Finding God's Will for Your Life Is Easier than You Think
Many Christians overplay the importance of God's specific will, while underestimating the value of God's universal will.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
for all of us. On the other side, God's will never includes an exemption from character traits like integrity, or an allowance for cruelty. So, 90 percent of
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?
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Ladies Who Lunch—with Men. Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. Four months into
Forget Being Culturally Relevant – The Church Needs to Be Contextually Real
Chasing relevance makes our churches look the same in ways we should be different – from each other and from the culture.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Chasing relevance makes our churches look the same in ways we should be different – from each other and from the culture.
Thank God for Quirky Churches
Boring churches won’t change the world. But the quirky ones might.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Quirky churches care more about communicating truthfully, living with integrity and training passionate disciples than they care about worshiping the false idol of technical excellence.
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