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I’m a veteran. Here’s what I wish my pastor didn’t do on Memorial Day

Older veterans likely see standing for Memorial Day as paying tribute to those left behind, but many of us experience guilt for stealing from those we love.

3 ways the gospel changes apologetics

We defend the gospel with gospel-changed hearts.

The problem with Bible reading plans (and what to do about it)

Many Bible reading plans split up the text and flow of most of the books of the Bible. Yes, one still reads the Bible, but it is a very unnatural reading.

Is there anything worse than sin? Jesus says so

For those who have led little ones astray—who have caused others to renounce the gospel—their punishment will be more intense in some way.

4 reminders from Galatians every pastor needs today

We are not in ministry to share our own spiritual insights or to coach others with practical tips for living. We are called to preach Christ and him crucified.

Are you called to ministry?

God does calls ministers, and presents these servants as gifts to the Church.

3 reasons every pastor needs to be a theologian

God calls the pastor to be first and foremost a theologian.

Can we really trust the Bible if the manuscripts have mistakes?

3 reasons second century scribes don’t make me doubt the Bible’s inerrancy.

5 tips for changing your church’s leadership structure

Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.

Pastors don’t just need books, they need mentors

Leadership in the church is so important that we should be prepared to go to great lengths to see future leaders of the church trained.

4 ways doctrine impacts every day of my life (and why the church needs it)

Theology is more practical than we often realize.

Why legalism destroys churches and kills Christians

The law as a guide to salvation is a terrible taskmaster.

Why you can’t understand the Bible without understanding the covenants

If we don’t understand the covenants, we will not and cannot understand the Bible because we won’t understand how the story fits together.

5 reasons pastors get depressed (and why they don’t talk about it)

5 reasons why depression is a pervasive issue among pastors.

How to preach difficult doctrines without splitting your church

Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.

8 reasons the resurrection matters more than you think

In our drive to make everything cross-centered, have accidentally forgotten the resurrection?

6 things every Christian needs to know about sanctification

Sanctification is part recognizing that our redemption has been accomplished by Christ, and part realizing that our redemption is being applied by the Spirit.

5 steps to be a better reader (and read better books)

Ministry leaders are often pressed for time, but we must make time to read. The reward is worth the work.