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You will deal with gnats in pastoral ministry

You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.

How can my church be involved in short-term missions?

As we look at missions opportunities and pass each opportunity through a biblical sieve to make sure that what we are doing actually fulfills what the Lord would have us do.

Making the most of Sunday morning conversations

It is a constant juggling match that most pastors feel they fail at most of the time.

What if the resurrection never happened?

Without Easter Sunday, Good Friday is just another Friday.

5 ways the gospel transforms your parenting – Part 2

Our goal is a kingdom that never ends, and our purpose in parenting is to see this kingdom revealed through our families.

5 Ways the gospel transforms your parenting – Part 1

The assumption that keeping a list of rules can make everything right isn’t limited to arm-twisting seven-year-olds.

Preaching in a Secular Age — Spring 2017 Magazine

3 Elements that need to be in every funeral sermon

“Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”

10 Best practices for learning a new language

Learning a language as an adult, even one that linguists list as an “easy” language, is one of the most difficult things you will ever do.

Confessions of a fallen worship pastor

“When sin isn’t exposed to the light, it leads to a stronghold, and when a stronghold isn’t dealt with, it leads to an addiction.”

Lessons from God’s school of waiting

We pray in hope, and then we wait on the Lord to answer.

Five common objections to church discipline

Church discipline is not only biblical, it is loving.

Follow Spurgeon’s example in reading good books

One of the reasons Spurgeon was so rich in language and full in doctrinal substance is that he was always immersed in a great book.

Beware of ‘preacher eater’ churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them.

The goal of apologetics: come and see

The goal of apologetics is more than the dissemination of facts, it’s the invitation into a relationship.