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The Power of Ethical CongruenceSubscriber Access Only
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
Leaving Your Church the Right WaySubscriber Access Only
The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation.
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
In the age of information overload, propaganda helps us find a place to belong.
Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds.
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.
Losing the Weight of New Year’s Resolutions
This year, I’m letting God write my resolutions.
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.
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? 
Treat Folks WellSubscriber Access Only
What a bout with cancer taught me about caring for the people I lead.
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.
Take Ownership of Your Development
Women are often overlooked for leadership development. Take matters into your own hands.
Check the Mirror, Pastor – After Five Years, Your Church Looks Like You
Like it or not, most churches follow Jesus the way their pastor follows Jesus. The smaller or newer the church, the more it’s true.
In a Trump v. Clinton Election, Should Character Matter?
Historian John Fea on how Americans’ understanding of morality has evolved and how your view of government affects your answer.
4 Ways to Discover and Capitalize On Your Church’s Unique Voice
If you're copying another church, you’re not being the church God called you to be. And the kingdom of God is poorer for not having your voice in it.
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Campaign Issues Then and Now
Certain themes keep coming up, millennia after millennia.
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
This grain’s genome echoes of the strength found in the diversity of God’s people.
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