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Hope for the weary preacher

Father, as I preach, guide me in truth. Protect me from error. Show them he’s true. Let them taste of his beauty.

Should I go to seminary?

Wouldn’t it be easier just to stay put and read a little more?

Wherever he leads, I’ll go . . . will you?

You can say, “No,” and you can say, “Lord.” But you cannot say, “No, Lord.”

Parents and children: Read the Bible every day

I literally don’t remember not reading the Bible every day. Here’s how it happened.

Give your church the multivitamin of evangelism

Evangelism has a way of nourishing the church in so many ways.

Your audience may be small, but your sermon’s impact may be huge

Instead of waiting for the removal of difficulties, we ought to consider them as purposely laid in our way, in order to try the sincerity of our religion.

DNA of a Christian work ethic

Christians ought to be marked by diligence, integrity, and eternity in their work, writes Jim Stitzinger.

Blessing the bereaved: Jane Kratz turned her grief into ministry

After losing her husband to cystic fibrosis, Kratz committed herself to helping others deal with their own grief.

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention by Jarvis J. Williams and Kevin M. Jones, editors. (B&H Academic 2017, $24.99) He had hardly left the church parking lot on the way to a missions and evangelism conference when an elderly and active lady in my father’s Southern Baptist congregation uttered the first…

How are you spending that bag of coins?

God changed my life, plans, and career path as a result of a mission trip.

Six reasons you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting

Three decades later, I am privileged to serve as a pastor, and I see the importance of participating in the annual meeting.

How to read the news like a Christian

We live in very different times now. That news headline that scares or angers you begs for your attention.

4 Reasons college ministry is a sacrifice worth making

Can a small church really have an impact on a college campus? The answer is unequivocally yes.

Why do we gather for corporate worship? Five essential reasons

Listening to sermons online is generally a good thing but when it takes the place of gathering with God’s people to hear God’s Word in person much of what God intended for our growth as followers of Jesus gets lost.

Why doesn’t church discipline ever seem to work?

The ultimate goal of church discipline is to obey the Lord.

Four men you should take to the mission field and three you should leave behind

Every missionary going to the field must make sure to take four men with him, and leave three others behind.

7 tips for beginning seminary later in life

Those of us in the West with the resources and time to attend seminary should be grateful and be willing to use this privilege, not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.

God does extraordinary work through ordinary means

When we use God’s ordinary means, we get God’s power with them.