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Why I Don’t Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R)
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. Here's a synopsis of that dialog in a Question & Response format.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. “Why is it wrong to preach politics from the pulpit?”. It's not wrong to preach politics from the pulpit.
My Silence Is Not Compliance: Why I Don’t Preach Politics from the Pulpit
Preachers need to take our cue from God's Word, not the current obsession of the 24-hour news cycle.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church & CultureDecember 01, 2015. My Silence Is Not Compliance: Why I Don't Preach Politics from the Pulpit Preachers need to take our cue from
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
The Bible was written for us, but not everything in it was written to us. So should we avoid sharing this verse with those in despair? Not necessarily. Abram
The Church Needs Better Critics (9 Ways to Win Hearts, not Just Arguments)
As Christians – especially Christian leaders – our criticism should elevate the conversation, not debase it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Criticism done well can be a powerful tool for change in culture, politics and the church. Criticism done well can be a powerful tool for change in culture, politics and the church.
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
topics. By reading the entire Bible and gleaning the truths there, we do gain insight on things like politics, parenting, dating, marriage, and doctrine. We
Why Do People Only Notice My Clothes?
The reason we get more compliments on our clothing than our sermons
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Take off the coat and tie, roll up the sleeves, and now he's a man's man. (Watch politics.) And, most men look good in the outfit. As Jane Austen might have said, “It is most unfair.”.
Churches and Politics • Church Salary Trends • Asking a Favor: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
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Churches and Politics • Church Salary Trends • Asking a Favor: Management Roundup. Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Meeting IRS Requirements When a Pastor Runs for Office
How one church navigated the tricky issue of political involvement.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
With the 2016 presidential election coming up, many churches and ministry leaders may wonder what they can and cannot do when it comes to politics.
Pastors and Political Speech • Ministry Strategy • Raise Requests: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
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in their individual capacity are encouraged to clearly indicate that their comments are personal and not intended to represent the views of the organization'" ("The Politics of Religion," by
Christian Leaders Disagree, So Who Deserves My Vote?
How Christian voters can rightly discern political issues.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
For Christian voters, navigating the waters of politics during an election season can pose challenges, and it requires discernment. In recent months, religious
8 Characteristics of a Great Podcast (Plus Some Church Leadership Podcasts I Like)
If you're a podcaster, here's one listener's blunt assessment of what works and what doesn’t. This is the stuff your friends won't tell you.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
No matter how strong your opinions may be. If you're a pastor who's planted several successful churches, don't talk about politics, talk about planting churches. Politics?
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.
We trust each other. Because we've taken that intentional time together, I know Dan follows Jesus earnestly. I believe in his sincere desire to obey. And
Government Funding Case • Gun Bill for Churches • Denominational Silence: News Roundup
This week's headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
If your church is wondering where the divide is between church and state in the realm of politics, find answers in Politics and the Church, a new downloadable resource.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
2. Open up about your struggle with paradox. Someone once said that politics is the art of swallowing frogs whilst smiling. Sometimes preaching feels the same.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
2. Shifting Assumptions About Sexuality. Cohabitation happens for many reasons: family history, financial pressures, and the complications of insurance coverage.
Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor Democrat
Mark Batterson on leading a church in our nation’s capital during a divisive election season.
We have the opportunity to influence influencers. I was a pre-law major at University of Chicago my freshman year, and one piece of that was politics.
The Plight of the Falling Pastor
Scott Sauls on why leaders wander—and how churches can help them stay on the path.
If you find yourself feeling more at home with people who share your politics but not your faith than you do with people who share your faith but not your politics, there are probably some
Are Pastors Discarding the ‘Evangelical’ Label? We Surveyed Hundreds
Here’s what we discovered.
Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California, and author of the small-church blog, Pivot—says simply, “Evangelical may be the latest term to fall under the weight of partisan politics
What Will Pastors Preach after the Election of Donald Trump?
After a bitter, divisive election, what will the nation's ministers say?
to make a few brief comments and lead our congregation in a pastoral prayer along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1–4. I did, however, do a six-week sermon series on politics in September
The Church and the Huddled Masses
Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
In 1882, in response to growing anti-immigrant sentiment among American voters, Congress passed some of the earliest federal restrictions on who could immigrate to the United States
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