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Who Am I That I Should Lead?
Some people need warnings to avoid the spotlight. Others need encouragement to step up.
When Following God into Dark Places Reveals the Darkness in Your Own Heart
How shepherding others through messy situations brings our own sin and insufficiency to the surface.
The Many Faces of Narcissism in the ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Sometimes it appears in the pulpit, and sometimes it festers behind the scenes.
Worship God: Start a Hobby
Lately, hobbies have become a metric of personal success. But their core purpose is to help us pause and praise.
Pastors Need Friends Born for Adversity
When beloved congregants turned on me, who could I trust for advice?
The New Math of Church Mergers
An option once seen as a failed strategy is now giving many congregations a new lease on life.
The Inspirational, Interdenominational, Multi-Congregational Ministry Movement
What happens when local churches stop competing and start seeing themselves as multiple sites of God’s Church in a city?
Where Can a Pastor Find Church?
Can those who lead congregations receive ministry from them as well?
The Peculiar Tale of an Anglican-Baptist Church Plant
Why would two distinctly different denominations work together? And what have they learned?
Playing the Trump Card this Political Season: Civility within Political Hostility
Without tolerance of different worldviews, there will be no dialogue or progress.
When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low RoadSubscriber Access Only
Why humility is one of the most effective tools for resisting the Devil.
What Psychology Offers Christians Amid Political Polarization
Scholars describe the difficulties and benefits of humility, but Christ offers an example.
The Problem with ‘Church, Submit to Your Pastor’
When pushing our agenda keeps us from empowering others, we miss the point of leadership.
A Visit with Luis Palau, Still on Fire for Christ in the Sunset of Life
Despite terminal lung cancer, the Argentinian-born evangelist remains full of energy and evangelistic passion.
In Praise Of Walmart Churches
Walmart churches don’t care how they look to others. They know who they are and who they’re called to reach.
The Three-Letter Word That Undergirds Gospel Living
Loving across our differences requires the power of paradox.
Pastoring the One When You’d Rather Pastor the Ninety-Nine
Personal attention is a minister’s inefficient imperative.
The Disturbing Temptations of Pastoring in Obscurity
Leaving the limelight didn’t heal my pride; it only disguised it.
Respect and Humility: A Close Encounter with Those of Another Faith
People are drawn to Jesus with our actions—that is, when we are not condescending and arrogant.
No, Pastor, We’re Not Always Right
More pastors get in trouble through pride and arrogance than maybe all other character deficits combined.

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George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston
George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston
As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects.

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