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Two Scripture passages every pastor needs today (and every day)

Pastor, mediate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.

Spurgeon’s advice for suffering Christians

When experiencing trials, Charles Spurgeon made a point to cling to God’s promises.

Church planting probably won’t make you famous

If you go into church planting looking for fame or adventure, you probably won’t find either.

How to prepare your church for an active shooter

Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.

Every leader needs this kind of friend

3 marks of true Christian friendship

Six things new church members need to know

Every time I teach a church membership class, I try to answer these six questions guests and new members often have.

A Fresh Look at Martin Luther’s ‘A Mighty Fortress’

Since German is my first language, and since I grew up hearing this hymn from my parents first in German, I wanted to attempt a fresh version that might clarify a few obscure spots in the English text.

8 reasons pastors need the Reformation

Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.

How the Reformation recovered the Great Commission

The Reformers didn’t just recapture the true gospel, they caught a vision to spread it to the ends of the earth.

What to expect when pastoring your first church

New pastors quickly find out that the church on the ground is different, messier, and more complicated than the church you envisioned in your head.

7 elements every worship service needs

As worship leaders, what we believe about God must always determine how we lead our churches.

Take up your cross, put down your phone, and follow me

5 tips to follow Jesus in a hyper-distracted world

This is why I love teaching my kids about the Reformation

I want them to know the gospel is everything. I want them to know defending the Bible is dangerous, but worth the risk.

Questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the Reformers

Luther did not set out to start a new movement what he saw was that the church needed to be reformed not only in its morals, but also in its doctrine.

Luther’s timely discovery of a merciful God

Church history professor Michael A.G. Haykin takes you to a critical moment for Christianity. For a German monk, it was decades of spiritual struggle in the making.

6 habits every aspiring missionary needs today

Whenever someone tells me about a desire to serve in missions, I want to affirm this wonderful calling while also tempering their excitement.

The Reformation Isn’t Over

Despite claims to the contrary, critical doctrines central to the Protestant Reformation continue to set it apart from the Catholic Church.

Luther’s Battle for Sola Scriptura

At the center of the Reformation was a robust theology of the Bible.