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When Moral Boundaries Become Incubators for Sin
The walls we build around our ministries can lull us into spiritual complacency.
An MIT Professor Meets the Author of All Knowledge
I used to think religious people were ignoramuses. Then I got smart and took a chance on God.
The Disturbing Temptations of Pastoring in Obscurity
Leaving the limelight didn’t heal my pride; it only disguised it.
What Is Appropriate To Wear In Church? (2 Reasons It Doesn't Matter And 3 Guidelines)
Wear what helps you think more about Jesus and less about yourself – and what will help others do the same.
No, Pastor, We’re Not Always Right
More pastors get in trouble through pride and arrogance than maybe all other character deficits combined.
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
How Cancer Shattered My Illusion of Control
I acted like I was master of my fate. I was a mist.
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
When This Pastor Got Political
I thought a town hall meeting would be the perfect venue to fight for justice. I was oh-so-wrong.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
We Were Seduced by PowerSubscriber Access Only
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction?
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Why God Gives Us WeaknessSubscriber Access Only
How I’ve come to identify with Gideon the wimp.
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After Darrin Patrick: How Pride Became an Occupational Hazard for PastorsSubscriber Access Only
Barnabas Piper on Acts 29, restoration, and the increasing temptation of pride and platform.
11 Reasons to Stop Saying 'What No One Else Has the Guts to Say'
Outrage blogs may be popular, but they're seldom helpful, true or redemptive. And they're never as unique as they claim.
20 Truths from Defying Normal by Skip Heitzig
What does it look like to "defy normal" and live for Jesus? Good words from Skip Heitzig.
The Lonely Small Church Pastor: Breaking the Cycle
The smaller the church, the more likely the pastor is doing most ministry alone. But there is hope.
Pastor Seeking Fame
Are you willing to do God’s work—even if there’s no red carpet?
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Is the Cross Enough?
Is the Cross Enough?Subscriber Access Only
The truth of the gospel requires telling the whole story.
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