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Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of performance

One of the major sins that I consistently encounter is what I would call a “performance identity” in academic pursuits.

When a mission trip leads to a missionary call

At the end of your short-term trip, you head to the airport to return to your “normal” life, but it does not seem quite as normal as it did.

Fear not! 8 steps to leading an evangelistic church

Instead of pursuing others with the gospel, we cocoon ourselves with other Christians who already know it.

4 strategies for those who’ve quit their Bible reading plan

Change up the way that you read the Bible.

Transgender and children: Responding in the local church

What should church elders/leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as transgender

On technology and preaching

Being distracted is not the biggest risk of using technology in preaching. The greater danger is missing God himself.

Leaders, find your identity in Christ

be careful to not find your identity in what you’re particularly good at doing.

SBTS community remembers Draper at memorial service

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Cultivating the discipline of leadership

My goal is to give you practical ideas that you can use to cultivate the discipline of leadership in your life.

95 ways to reform your fall

Whether you’re new to Louisville or a veteran of blue books and Moodle deadlines, mark your fall semester with a different sort of 95 theses.

5 Baptist theologians every pastor should read

Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.

Why should a pastor use all his vacation time each year?

I will not suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church. Instead, I intend to answer this question a bit differently.

How do I know if my child is a Christian?

Your child does not get a visible mark on her forehead or a stripe on her back when she comes to Jesus, so you have to talk, pray, and discern.

Four keys to reading (and teaching) the Psalms

Let us give praise to God for the Psalms and praise him with the Psalms.

Do James and Paul disagree on grace and works?

In the beauty and completeness of God’s Word, Paul and James teach complementary, not contradictory, truths.

Spurgeon’s advice for a Christ-centered vacation

The best kind of vacation involves a restorative encounter with Jesus

4 Questions you should ask before joining a church

If you can answer in the affirmative these questions, it is a good possibility you have found your next church.

Dear new elder, here are 5 things to consider as you begin

I cannot improve on Paul’s words to a young elder named Timothy but based on Paul’s writings I offer five lines of encouragement for you.