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The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors
Gallup’s latest poll finds Americans now believe clergy (at a record low) are nearly as honest and ethical as journalists (at a record high).
Your Results May Vary
In church growth, as in everything, we can’t take our lead from the best examples, but from typical results.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Don’t Roll Your Eyes at LiesSubscriber Access Only
If we're created in the image of Perfect Truth, then we can't keep speaking with the forked tongue of the Serpent.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
...But I'm Okay With MY Clichés
Be careful that you don’t find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News Subscriber Access Only
In the age of information overload, propaganda helps us find a place to belong.
Know Your Audience: 8 Principles for Speaking Effectively in Any Situation
Speaking effectively has more to do with how well you listen than how much you talk.
How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from CheatingSubscriber Access Only
Dishonesty is nearly universal—unless you use this one weird trick.
5 Lies Pastors are Tempted to Tell – And How to Resist Them
No one wants bad news. So we're tempted to downplay the negatives, up-sell the positives and call it faith.
Let's Be Honest: Labor Is Trauma
As a doula and a mother, I know from experience that labor requires intense suffering.
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Joe Thorn's Weakness Is His Pastoral StrengthSubscriber Access Only
After years of struggling with anxiety, he's learned to let his frailty show.
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.
Dear Laura: About Your Mental HealthSubscriber Access Only
How a church can heal.
11 Ways to Be the Church for Those Who Don’t Go to Church
People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church with us.
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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