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Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors After a Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is more than a “difficult season.” It’s a death in the family.
Whatever Happened To Churches Meeting Felt Needs? – And What Should Replace It?
Meeting needs is a big part of the church’s mandate. But meeting "felt” needs has always been a slippery slope.
Ministry Lessons from the Life of Eugene Peterson
9 church leaders share what they learned through his books, letters, and friendship.
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
Her Prayers Helped Pull Me Out of Occult-Fueled Madness
While I plunged further into darkness, a middle-school classmate kept lifting me up to God.
Ministry in the #MeToo MomentSubscriber Access Only
As abuse awareness grows, pastors are searching for ways to protect the vulnerable and care for survivors.
Your Small Groups Can Be Safe HavensSubscriber Access Only
Three ways to encourage healthy sharing and listening in these settings.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed CongregationSubscriber Access Only
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith
What are the top five things parents need to do to raise children in the Christian faith?
Why Our Spiritual Formation Isn’t Just for Us
As we reflect and discover our Story of Now, we recognize the message of love and hope that God has given us to share with others.
Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of GraceSubscriber Access Only
As he retires from public ministry, the ‘Celebration of Discipline’ author reflects on the heart of spiritual formation.
How Poetry Quiets the ‘Pandemonium of Blab’
Poet Christian Wiman helps us tune our ears to silence, so God's voice won't be lost in the noise.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
One-on-One with Pastor Darryl Dash on ‘How to Grow’
"We keep failing, but we also keep discovering God’s grace."
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
But his method of restoring “sacred words” to our common vocabulary runs the risk of redefining them.
In the Beginning Is SilenceSubscriber Access Only
Why Christian activity should start with non-activity.
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
California pastor opens up about the most difficult sermon of his career—and the prospects for resurrecting ministry from the ashes.
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