Resources from 2017

March

Mar 29

Why Artists Need Theology by Owen Strachan

The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology. 

Mar 29

No Spin on Sin by Erik Raymond

The Holy Spirit progressively conforms Christians into the image of Christ. 

Mar 29

The Right Side of the Line by Darrell Deer

The line between noble intentions and prideful purposes is so difficult to see that it's easy for us to cross.

Mar 28

How to Grow Your Church Numerically by Steve Burchett

Whenever true disciples are added to the church, the gospel has been proclaimed.

Mar 28

The Gospel in 140 Characters by Benjamin Vrbicek

The gospel is bigger than the universe, but can it be tweeted in 140 characters or less?

Mar 28

H.B. Charles on the Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We ask H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"

Mar 27

Jesus Is Better Than Our Dreams by Whitney Putnam

The Church should cradle the richest, most outlandish dreams.

Mar 27

When You Feel Forgotten, Abandoned, and Unloved by Jared C. Wilson

This does not make pain painless, of course, but it doesn’t make it purposeless either.

Mar 27

Links For The Church (3/27) by Staff

This week's links include resources on lamenting, singing at a new church, flirting, and sour desires. 

Mar 26

Freedom is Coming by Charles Spurgeon

The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way."

Mar 24

Production or Virtue? by Bryan Elliff

If I prioritize production, I end up frustrated, and I actually abandon virtue and toy with anger or bitterness.

Mar 24

Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing by Joel Littlefield

It’s not the tears that produce fruit, or even the faithfulness of the sower.

Mar 23

Scripture in Songwriting by Daniel Ross

Writing music for your people is a challenge - it is a heavy responsibility to put words and thoughts about God into people’s hearts and minds.

Mar 23

To PhD or Not to PhD by Todd Chipman

A few reflections on whether or not pursuing a PhD is a right fit.

Mar 23

One Problem With Being an Insecure Minister by Mike Leake

The more we trust in the sand of our own efforts, the less secure we’ll actually be.

Mar 22

When God Gives You "X" But You Asked For "Y" by Sean Nolan

God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.

Mar 22

Making A Pastoral Apology by Chuck Fuller

If you’re a leader, others might have been involved in the mistake, but they were likely following your lead. 

Mar 22

Counsel For The Counselor by Matt Capps

In prayer we are able to find comfort in the arms of our Father, trusting that he is working all things for the good of those who he loves, especially those he has entrusted to our pastoral care.

Mar 21

On Emotionalism and the Gospel by Joshua Jenkins

Leaders, trade in the tricks of the trade for the all-powerful, all-surpassing glory of Jesus Christ in the gospel.

Mar 21

Oddly Fashioned Heroes by Mike Brooks

More than likely, you and I are the products of the quiet faithfulness of a generation of men and women whose names the world will never know.

Mar 21

Adam McClendon on How Churches Can Appeal to Both Young and Old

We asked Adam McClendon, "How can a church stay attractive to younger people without alienating older people?"

Mar 20

Links For The Church (3/20) by Staff

This week's links include resources on conviction, congregational singing, preaching race, and weary moms. 

Mar 20

Thoughts on Note-Taking During Sermons by Jared C. Wilson

If you are only taking notes during the sermon because you feel you must, because you treat the sermon like a lecture or "lesson," I would encourage you to reconsider.

Mar 20

Tale As Old As Time by Allyson Todd

The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.

Mar 19

Faith Engages the Omnipotence of God by Charles Spurgeon

If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.

Mar 17

Learning From Lifetimes of Experience by Andy Sabaka

God’s Word is able to comfort and counsel without lecturing because it flows from people’s real life experience, not their bare philosophical reflections. 

Mar 17

What Preachers Can Learn From George Whitefield's First Sermon by Thomas Kidd

Abundant religious activity cannot mask a rebellious heart at the last day.

Mar 16

2 Good Reasons to Say "Amen" Today by Michael Kelley

There are only two options with Scripture: either we say amen to its entirety, or we entirely reject it.

Mar 16

How Have I Loved You? by Russell L. Meek

Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.

Mar 16

Living to Honor, Not to Earn by Adam McClendon

My friends, let us be a church that savors, promotes, and clings to grace. 

Mar 15

Adoption is Commitment by Joel Littlefield

I want the Father’s adopting-love ingrained into the very fabric of my thinking

Mar 15

Feminism and the Fall by Kristina Shiddell

While we must fight against the oppression and violence that women experience around the world, we must be careful not to venture beyond that into a realm of self-exalting and unbiblical femininity.

Mar 15

Do You Desire The Ministry? by Jason K. Allen

There is no such thing as a pastor who knows only the burden of leadership or only the sweat of service.

Mar 14

Reclaiming Your Eyes from Pornography by Kole Farney

Let the unveiled image of Christ burn into the eyes of your heart. This is the hope of transformation.

Mar 14

Praying to Walk Right by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the believer’s confidence in the Lord. God alone is my help and my hope.

Mar 14

David Prince on the Church and High Impact Sports by David Prince

We asked David Prince, "What should the Christian think about high-impact sports?"

Mar 13

Jesus is a Straight Shooter by Jared C. Wilson

For our joy, Jesus always shoots us straight.

Mar 13

Links For The Church (3/13) by Staff

This week's links include resources on rest, childlessness, spiritual strength, and a forgotten hero. 

Mar 13

Making Real Friendships In The Church by Whitney Putnam

We each echo God’s glory differently for the sake of the Kingdom.

Mar 12

Nothing is Neutral by Charles Spurgeon

No neutralities can exist in religion.

Mar 10

Into the Great Unknown by Andrea Burke

Go to the source. Go into the dark of things you don’t know. Watch how the stars shine.

Mar 10

Is Your Platform Worth Your Life? by Davis Lacey

Christians, how can we be vigilant to guard against selfish ambition in our lives and ministries?

Mar 10

Jonathan Leeman on Elders and Deacons Working Together

How can a church avoid turning its elders and deacons into a sort of bicameral legislature?

Series: Conversations

Mar 9

Helping Our Daughters To Be Sexually Pure by Mike Leake

The way to help my daughter pursue purity isn't to lock her up in a castle, but to help her walk in the freedom of the gospel.

Mar 9

On Malachi and Religious Ritualism by Russell L. Meek

Let us learn from God’s words through Malachi and seek out a true relationship with God characterized by Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbor.

Mar 9

Confrontational Love by Adam McClendon

A community that lives with love enough to both provide and receive gentle rebukes from one another makes for an incredible family.

Mar 8

5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible by Kristen Wetherell

Until our race is finished, we glean from him, day in and day out. 

Mar 8

Suffering is a Doorway, Not a Dead End by Gavin Ortlund

Because Christ walked ahead of us, we know greater fellowship with Him as we follow in his steps. 

Mar 8

The Gospel Is Bad News For Our Stereotypes by Owen Strachan

The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.

Mar 7

11 Characteristics of the Self-Righteous by Casey Lewis

In an effort to help us create self-awareness and keep us out of the trap, here are 11 characteristics of the self-righteous . . .

Mar 7

Gospel Culture by David McLemore

The culture that we allow our doctrine to create is the real test of what we believe the doctrine to be.

Mar 7

J.T. English on Growing Churches “Feeling Small” by JT English

We ask J.T. English, "How do you make sure a growing church keeps 'feeling small?'”

Mar 6

Links For The Church (3/6) by Staff

This week's links include resources on integrity, home, small group woes, and knowing God. 

Mar 6

Men Wanted: Come and Die by Jared C. Wilson

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

Mar 6

A Small Church in a Mega-Church World by Joshua Jenkins

God delights to work through weak vessels that are small in the world’s eyes. 

Mar 5

Lord, Give Us the Sense That We are Yours by Charles Spurgeon

Let me have a present, personal, infallible, indisputable sense that I am thine, and that thou art mine.

Mar 3

The Necessity of Prayer in Sermon Prep by Erik Raymond

We will be as prayerful as we are cognizant of our own weakness.

Mar 3

Beauty for Ashes: The Groom and His Bride by Peyton Hill

His perfection becomes hers when he takes her filth with him in death.

Mar 2

Kids, Asparagus, and the Command of Jesus by Michael Kelley

The commands of Christ feel crushing without a new heart to help us obey.

Mar 2

In or Out? by Jim Elliff

You are in Christ and fully in, or you are out and fully out.

Mar 2

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery by Daniel Ross

A few reflections on a modern-day hymn.

Mar 1

He Is Your Praise by Steve Bezner

God gave Jesus because Jesus is the highest form of praise I could ever receive.

Mar 1

Enjoying Marriage Through the Lens of the Gospel by Trillia Newbell

To fully enjoy one another is to view them with new eyes, saturated in the grace of our Savior. 

Mar 1

How to Leave a Church by Adam McClendon

If you are a leader and you’ve led them thus far, lead them further by giving them some space to plan, pray, and get collected. 

February

Feb 28

4 Reasons to Preach Christ from the Old Testament by Russell L. Meek

But there is much more to the Abraham narratives than a simple “do this; don’t do this.”

Feb 28

Praying Specifically by Bryan Elliff

What if we walked into every day with the expectation that God hears and answers specific prayer?

Feb 28

Michael Kelley on the Writing Process by Michael Kelley

We ask Michael Kelley to describe his writing process.

Feb 27

Dear 'Concerned Church Member' by Jared C. Wilson

It is Jesus who is available to you 24/7, and I'm not him.

Feb 27

Links For The Church (2/28) by Staff

This week's links include resources on social media, raising faithful kids, lessons for American Christians, and the benefits of discipleship. 

Feb 27

Beware of Ministry Shaming by Allyson Todd

If we strive to build up one another in our ministries and tune into other people’s feelings, we can help the body of Christ feel unashamed for the call given to them by God.

Feb 26

God Saves You All by Himself by Charles Spurgeon

Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone.

Feb 24

Are You Suffocating Your Creativity? by Erik Raymond

If we allow ourselves to be diverted and distracted all of the time we will scarcely enjoy the deeply meaningful seasons of discovery that come from thoughtful reflection.

Feb 24

6 Tips for Preaching in a Missionary Context by Jason K. Allen

We should strive to preach our best sermons in overseas contexts.

Feb 24

Russell Moore on the Culture War by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

If conservatives have lost the culture war and the American church is in decline, what is there for evangelicals to be encouraged by?

Feb 23

Join the New England Study Tour This May!

Deadline to Register is March 1

by Staff

Walk where Edwards and Whitefield walked, visit everywhere from Yale to Harvard and coastal Maine to rural Vermont, meet with local pastors and church planters, and even enjoy some local eateries and coffee.

Feb 23

At Your Wits' End by Kole Farney

Mark this down: the Lord hears and answers the cries of desperate people. 

Feb 23

When We Open the Bible by David McLemore

To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.

Feb 23

Rules Without Reasons by Mike Leake

Sometimes, we won't think there are good enough reasons given to obey God, yet we are called to obey Him anyway.

Feb 22

Angry Twitter and Confused Christians by Owen Strachan

While important matters call for our earthly attention, we cannot forget that the church's unique commission is to promote a kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Feb 22

When You Are the Old-Timer by Lucy Crabtree

We ought to be the most hospitable toward the sojourners among us.

Feb 22

Love for the Forgotten Pastor by Joshua Jenkins

The promise of the gospel is not that man will remember you, but that God knows you.

Feb 21

What Will Your Children Remember About You? by Steve Burchett

When your children grow up, and they are asked, “Tell me about your dad” or “Tell me about your mom” - what do you think they will say?

Feb 21

Why Should One Consider Formal Theological Education? by Nathan Finn

We ask Nathan Finn, "Why should one consider formal theological education?"

Feb 20

Letter from a 'Concerned Church Member' by Jared C. Wilson

We really do want the best for you, which is why we felt like you needed to know these things. With a little more hard work and concentrated effort on your part, this can be a win-win for all of us.

Feb 20

Links For The Church (2/20) by Staff

This week's links include resources on entertainment, letting God, the Trinity debate, and singleness.

Feb 20

Thankful for His Keeping by Keri Seavey

The gift hidden within difficult seasons is that we may see more clearly and understand more deeply our desperate need of His keeping. 

Feb 19

Grace is Meant to be Shared by Charles Spurgeon

I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself.

Feb 17

For Better Conversations by Jim Elliff

Your artful questions and interest make both sides of the conversation possible.

Feb 17

Health, Wealth, And Not Much Else by Andrea Burke

Revival wasn't shouting and screaming; it was the beat of love within me for others.

Feb 17

One Thing: Devin Maddox by Staff

Series: One Thing

How can a church engage in social justice without falling into the errors of the social gospel?

Feb 16

How to Get Your Prayer to Work by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The power to answer prayer belongs to God alone. And the glory for answered prayer belongs to God alone.

Feb 16

Expositional Imposters by Mike Gilbart-Smith

Seven pitfalls to avoid when preaching expositional sermons.

Feb 16

Jesus Walks Amongst the Churches by David Appelt

Jesus is not far-off, peering through a telescope. He is among the churches. And He is with us now. 

Feb 15

For Young Adults Considering Ministry by Ashlyn Portero

Is your greatest desire to see the gospel go forward in the place where God has you?

Feb 15

The Insensitivity of the Cross by Joshua Jenkins

God was mercifully insensitive to our feelings and desires at the cross. 

Feb 15

God Still Seeks Wandering Fools by Andy Sabaka

The incarnation glorifies the extent to which God would go to seek out those who were running from him.

Feb 14

Christians and the Realm of Desperation by Michael Kelley

If we are to follow Jesus, then we must have a growing understanding that the Christian does not operate in the realm of desperation.

Feb 14

Be a Humble, Lifelong Learner by Joshua Hedger

There is something freeing when you humble yourself and place yourself before a group of people who say, “We see this area that needs to be worked on.”

Feb 14

Clint Pressley on Leading Big Change in the Local Church

We ask Clint Pressley, "How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?"

Feb 13

Pastor, Keep A Close Watch On Your Life and Illustrations by Jared C. Wilson

You shouldn't trust your illustration to do what only God's word can.

Feb 13

Do You Pray For Your Competitors? by Adam McClendon

What if we refused to be threatened by our sister churches and instead committed to pray for them?

Feb 13

Links For The Church (2/13) by Staff

This week's links include resources on spiritual formation, joy, women's roles, and multi-ethnic ministry. 

Feb 12

He Shall Give You a Comforter by Charles Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost is no temporary gift, he abides with the saints.

Feb 10

Pastoring People Through Slow Change by Dave Harvey

The call to plant and pastor is primarily a call to help people keep the gospel in focus.

Feb 10

Pastors and the Problem of Evil by Gary Shultz

Our people need the hope of the cross and the assurance of the resurrection.

Feb 10

One Thing: Lane Harrison by Lane Harrison

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Feb 9

Diary of an Ex-Shepherd by Mike Leake

"First day on the job with the new flock. It isn’t the biggest or the healthiest flock in the world…but it’s mine. And I’m excited to see how they’ll grow."

Feb 9

How Can I Delight in God's Word?​ by Casey Lewis

When the Bible is our delight, we look forward to reading it each day and feel a keen sense that something's missing when we don't.

Feb 9

The Gospel and Social Media Part 4 by Ronni Kurtz

Thinking through these questions often can help identify your stream as a gospel-filled well your followers should drink from often or a gospel-less pit followers should avoid.

Feb 8

Song Requests and Gospel Rest by Daniel Ross

Ultimately, God’s glory in your selections should be more important than making someone happy

Feb 8

When You Are The New Kid by Lucy Crabtree

Roll up your sleeves, labor alongside them, and love them.

Feb 8

Dear Bi-Vocational Pastor by Joshua Jenkins

There is no nobler task than to deliver good news to weary souls week-in and week-out.

Feb 7

What's Left When a Church Closes by Luke Holmes

The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want. 

Feb 7

Photobombing Jesus

Confessions of a Glory Thief

A simple, but profound truth: Jesus came to save glory thieves from themselves.

Feb 7

J.D. Greear on Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

We asked J.D. Greear, "What are some important things to remember when sharing the gospel with Muslims?"

Feb 6

10 Books for Your Church's Book Table by Jared C. Wilson

I have composed this list thinking of the kinds of needs and interests most Christians seek out answers for in the sorts of books that sell most often at Christian bookstores.

Feb 6

How Journaling Combats Sin by Allyson Todd

Journaling is not an end in and of itself; the end is to look to and live by the cross.  

Feb 6

Links For The Church (2/6) by Staff

This week's links include resources on self-care, abortion, our problem, and community.

Feb 5

The Father Sent the Son to be the Savior of the World by Charles Spurgeon

Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?

Feb 3

When They Say Parenting Gets Worse by Andrea Burke

You don’t get to decide to lay down your life one day and then not think about it again

Feb 3

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media? by Staff

Series: Conversations

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?

Feb 2

The Gospel and Social Media Part 3 by Ronni Kurtz

In a thread of confirmation bias, hate, uncareful thinking, narcissism, and over exaggerations, be the voice of gospel reason.

Feb 2

Stott’s Simple—Yet Surprising—Productivity Secret by Kevin Halloran

Hitting the pause button on life and ministry will help us find rest for our souls and experience a sweet foretaste of heavenly rest in Christ’s presence.

Feb 1

Community Requires Vulnerability by Christine Hoover

Community isn’t something that comes to us; it’s something that we go toward.

Feb 1

Gospel-Division That Creates Gospel-Ambassadors by Jonathon Woodyard and Dave Zuleger

Belief in the gospel is the only way anyone can cross the gospel line and experience eternal life.

January

Jan 31

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle by R.D. McClenagan

We've heard it said, "God will not give you more than you can handle." Truthfully, God can and does give us more than we can handle - all because it leads us back to Him.

Jan 31

What are some common rookie preaching mistakes? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles: "What are some common rookie preaching mistakes?"

Jan 30

Christian Life Beyond the Quiet Time

Devotion as a Way of Life

Be filled with the Spirit? How can I be something the Spirit does?

Jan 30

Links For The Church (1/30) by Staff

This week's links include resources on womanliness, accountability, seminary, and presence. 

Jan 29

Looking to the Future with Hope by Charles Spurgeon

The joys of heaven will surely compensate for the sorrows of earth.

Jan 27

Redeeming 'Whatever' (Part 2) by Dave Harvey

When we ponder the right things, we proceed in the right direction. 

Jan 27

What Are The Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks?

We asked Noah Oldham, "What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?"

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Jan 26

The Gospel and Social Media Part 2 by Ronni Kurtz

Remember, a cross and the pursuit of the good of others should mark your Christian life. This must be true for your social media presence as well.

Jan 26

Leading Meetings with Humility by Adam McClendon

As we acknowledge the need to lead humbly, what does godly, humble leadership look like in the day-to-day?

Jan 25

The America We Forgot by Owen Strachan

There is much wisdom when you have a love for people wherever you find them, urban or rural.

Jan 25

How to Practice Christian Encouragement by Jared Musgrove

I believe encouragement should take its place alongside any list of spiritual disciplines. 

Jan 24

5 Words That Should Scare Your Pastor by Mike Leake

Five little words that once fed my pride in ministry are now terrifying to me.

Jan 24

How can a pastor effectively counsel someone without creating a co-dependency?

We asked Adam McClendon, "How can a pastor effectively counsel someone without creating a co-dependency?"

Jan 23

What if You Aborted a Future Janitor?

Why We Should Reject Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion

Christians should have nothing to do with utilitarian arguments against abortion.

Jan 23

Links For The Church (1/23) by Staff

This week's links include resources on the rich, waiting, masculine friendship, and heresy.

Jan 22

Why You're Suffering by Charles Spurgeon

Sooner or later every bar of gold must pass through the fire.

Jan 20

3 Principles to Communicate the Bible by Michael Kelley

All of us... are communicators of the gospel.

Jan 20

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training? by Joe Thorn

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training?

Jan 19

Exulting in the Shepherd by Joshua Jenkins

Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.

Jan 19

The Gospel and Social Media Part 1 by Ronni Kurtz

Your justification isn’t in the fact that you don’t post selfies or engage in over-the-top political comment streams. It’s in the blood of a murdered Son.

Jan 18

Church, This is a Call for Familial Friendship by Christine Hoover

We must actively pursue deep relationships with others within our churches in which we bravely share how the gospel lays claim to our lives. 

Jan 18

A Question of (Alt) Right and Wrong by John Mark Yeats

Christians must hold to the higher standard that all believers are one, a new race in Christ. 

Jan 17

The Danger of Entertaining Lies by Tish Hedger

It would be convenient if Satan would show up as a talking snake. Then, we could run away screaming or call animal control. Instead, he comes to us as an agent of reason.

Jan 17

Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about? by David Prince

We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"

Jan 16

Are You a Confirmation Bias Christian? by Jared C. Wilson

How would you know if your Christian life has become hijacked by confirmation bias? Here are some possible diagnostic signs . . .

Jan 16

Links For The Church (1/16) by Staff

This week's links include resources on feeling dead on the inside, pro-life causes, repetition in worship, and teaching children about hell. 

Jan 15

Give Yourself to Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

The common fault with the most of us is our readiness to yield to distractions.

Jan 13

One Thing: Jonathan Leeman

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?

Series: One Thing

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?

Jan 13

Redeeming 'Whatever' (Part 1) by Dave Harvey

How does God reach us when our heart staggers mindlessly into the gray dusk of ‘whatever’? 

Jan 12

8 Important Things About the Young Timothy by Adam McClendon

Feel you aren’t useful? Need a reminder of God’s methodology? God uses the willing. God uses the available. God uses the weak.

Jan 12

The Essential Marks of a Preacher by Jason K. Allen

If God has called you to be His preacher, never stoop to be a king of men.

Jan 11

Christians in La La Land by Giana Hall

 The real call of Christianity is to find our love and meaning by trusting in, submitting to, and abiding in Christ.

Jan 11

8 Books That Have Influenced Me by Sam Bierig

 I would argue that a book is only truly influential in so far as it somehow moves into your life without you asking it to.

Jan 10

Don't Pollute the Stream by Mike Leake

If I had a few minutes to sit a new minister down and share a few things I’ve learned, there is one piece of advice that I believe is vital.

Jan 9

5 Things The Seeker Movement Got Right by Jared C. Wilson

In the spirit of charity, seeking to identify some good gifts the seeker church of yesteryear has given contemporary evangelicalism

Jan 9

Links For the Church (1/9) by Staff

This week's links include resources on curiosity, congregational singing, procrastination, and weakness.

Jan 8

Are You Unholy About Holiness? by Charles Spurgeon

Even our desires after holiness may be polluted by ill motives.

Jan 6

Are You Allergic to God's Judgment? by Erik Raymond

Declawing the Bible of its warnings against and judgments upon sin is not good for the church.

Jan 5

Community Keeps You From Drifting by David McLemore

All Christians want to stay close to Jesus. But to try to do that on your own is to set out to fail.

Jan 4

Friendship for the Pastor's Wife by Christine Hoover

The pastor's wife is just like every other woman in the church when it comes to friendship: she gets a choice who she lets in.

Jan 4

Caution and Help for the Hyperdriven Leader by Mike Ayers

There are leaders that propel their churches forward at breakneck rates helping them journey great distances and achieve impressive results. Though they often refer to themselves as “visionary leaders," I would argue that many of them are more hyperdriven than visionary.

Jan 3

A Better Temple by Joshua Jenkins

As beautiful as the temple was, it was but a shadow of the magnificence of Christ.

Jan 3

Ministry Isn't an Individual Sport by Jared Bumpers

Is your ministry an individual sport or a team sport?

Jan 2

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards by Jared C. Wilson

I wonder how the resolutions of us donut-eaters might stack up to these from Jonathan Edwards.

Jan 2

Links For the Church (1/2) by Staff

This week's links provide resources on interpreting the Bible, true masculinity, resolutions, and Christology. 

Jan 1

Let January Open With Joy

A New Year's Devotion from Charles Spurgeon

We open the gates of the year to the sweet strains of the harp of joy!