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5 Tips To Reduce Misunderstandings In An Information-Soaked Culture
No one is a perfect communicator. Even if our facts are correct, the way we say them matters.
7 Ways Preaching Bad Sermons Can Help You Preach Better Sermons
There will be times when you feel uninspired, unprepared and empty. Preach anyway.
My Most Reliable Ministry Tool: Keeping My Mouth Shut
In a world of noise, people need us to listen with God’s ears.
Sermons Alone Don’t Make You a Teaching Church
It takes more than a pulpit to train up your people in the way they should go.
Biting Babies, Jet-Fuel Loans, and Other Inexplicable Controversies That Made Me a Better Pastor
You don’t have to understand a conflict to respond to it wisely.
Lessons on Christian Rhetoric from Five of its Greatest PractitionersSubscriber Access Only
If the enemies of truth employ the arts of persuasion, then lovers of truth have no choice but to employ them more effectively.
The Rise of Conversational Churches
Why a growing number of congregations are taking deliberate steps to relearn the habit of talking together.
Waiting Time Isn’t Wasted Time
As technology makes the world go faster, life’s little delays feel increasingly intolerable. Why we shouldn’t be in such a rush to get rid of them.
Lessons from Evangelicalism’s PR GuruSubscriber Access Only
Mark DeMoss represented Christian organizations through highs and lows, but we’re all tasked with representing Christ.
Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise?Subscriber Access Only
Done right, Facebook offers a chance for discernment and connection.
Put People First: Why Many Small Church Pastors Can Spend Less Time On Sermon Prep
The smaller the church, the more discipleship is caught through relationships than it's taught through preaching.
Remember Blogs? (For Every Communicator Who's Felt Out Of Step)
A word of encouragement to everyone who’s felt criticized or left behind when others move on to something new, cool or cutting edge.
4 Principles To Get (And Give) Better Feedback
If we want better feedback, we can’t just be open to it, we have to ask for it. Regularly and honestly.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
Make the Most of Your Rented SpaceSubscriber Access Only
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Smile When You Talk On The Phone
People are more open to hear hard truths when they’re delivered from a positive mindset.
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Families in the field say it's complicated.
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