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Our Churches Are Either Sacramental or Charismatic
The Early Church didn't make a distinction. So why do we?
This Novelist Won Me Over with His Sincere Love of JesusSubscriber Access Only
I read Charles Martin’s Bible retellings with a critical eye. But the more I read, the more I found myself overcome with their spiritual power.
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
Five Books for Believers Struggling with Unanswered PrayersSubscriber Access Only
Chosen by Jason Hague, author of "Aching Joy: Following God through the Land of Unanswered Prayer" (NavPress).
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
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 Day I Fervently Asked Jesus to Come BackSubscriber Access Only
How a friend’s tragic death gave me a new perspective on hope.
God’s Peace Is Not Always God’sSubscriber Access Only
How to know when our feelings are truly from the Spirit.
An Intentional Intimacy
Billy Graham kept the focus on God at all times. How did he do it?
9 No-Fault Reasons Some Local Churches Close Their Doors
Is it an admission of defeat or disobedience to acknowledge that congregations have a finite life-span?
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
Sorry Christians, We Can’t Blame the Media Any More
More than ever before, we have an obligation to act in a Christ-like manner. Not just in church, but everywhere.
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
For Every Minister Who Struggles With Your Prayer Life
Real prayer is about relationship. And relationships are hard. Even (especially?) with God.
Spiritual Longing on the Silver ScreenSubscriber Access Only
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Are You Missing What God Is Doing While Holding Out For Something Bigger?
When we get to heaven will God ask some of us "Why did you look down on the ministry I gave you?"
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
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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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