Our churches aren’t more than 300 yards from each other. One is a white church. One is a black church.
This week's links include resources on whole living, insecurity, Satan's two voices, and virtue signaling.
What if our perceived problem in worship is not the congregation's problem after all? What if the problem lies within the music itself?
There’s so much that I do not know about planting a church. But those things I do, I will commit to with all the heart and passion which I can muster and which the Spirit so graciously supplies.
If left to make the decision again, you should know I’d be turning in my application and renting a moving truck before you finish reading this sentence.
When it comes to revitalization, it's more difficult to help people change than it is to change the curtains. But the hard work is worth it.
Three ways we can make the most of the journey through the wilderness to meet our Lord.
This week's links include resources on color-blindness, multiplying leaders, suicide and mental health, community, and same-sex attraction.
Our church planting strategy? Take our three-year-old church of 84 members and send half of them out.
Husbands and wives, do you feel like failures in marriage? The Gospel is for failures like us - man and woman alike.
This week's links include resources on leadership and Nehemiah, mean Christians, ministry family and tragedy, and teens who need church history.
What do we actually mean by the phrase "gospel centered"?
Some trust in Presidents, some trust in kings, but we will trust in the name of the Lord, our God.
This week's links include resources on identity crisis, loving a prodigal, spectator worship, and remembering the gospel.
This week's links include resources on parenting as narrating, real friendship, perpetual singleness, and suburban church planting.
My prayer is not for my disability to show you something lacking in yourself, but to demonstrate the wholeness of Christ.
Rather than backing God into a corner, the spiritual disciplines position us into a kneeling position.
If you try to do theological education in your own strength, you fail, no matter how good your grades are.
This week's links include resources on climate change, good intent with racism, strong women, and grief in a worship service.
Learning about God isn't easy on our own; it works best inside the community of faith.
This week's links include resources on parenting, going through the motions, loving the wrong things, and worry.
The Bible tells us over and over again that the way we treat others is a reflection of what’s going on inside us.
This week's links include resources on mask-wearing, your smartphone friend, evil as a good thing, character in leadership, and judgment from friends.
Leaders who regularly justify themselves are forgetting that God has already done that for us in Jesus.
We savor the times when a passage soothes our fears, but how do we respond when Scripture confronts our sinfulness?
When we live with open hands, we reflect the generosity of our God.
This week's links include resources on joy in the morning, children and the Bible, lamenting for real people, same-sex attraction, and anxiety.
Your church doesn't need to be preoccupied with vision; it needs to be serious about the Bible.
Guarding your ministry through sound stewardship can benefit both your home life and your ministry.
This week's links include resources on race, anxiety and creatives, soulful living, and marks of humility.
Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately. And avoid letting debt become a ministry killer.
Attractional methods fail to work because they're simply a veneer for insecurity.
This week's links include resources on husband leadership, missionaries and conflict, repentance, weary anti-racist workers, and selfie-centered worship.
Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we were honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought
In our preaching, let us find ourselves winded by the pace at which we get to Christ.
When it comes to our children's salvation, we must be careful that our eagerness does not overcome their readiness.
This week's links include resources on apologetics, social media, a pastor's personal life, sabbath, and missionary confusions.
Six things I was reminded of when I sought the congregation's feedback on my preaching.
This week's links include resources on delayed adulthood, purity with young women, women's discipleship, a theology of home, and the struggle of reading the Bible.
Don’t just look for a church that is like the churches you have already been acquainted with.
I was bitter because theological education was stealing time I thought was due me.
The church doesn't just need more leaders; it needs more leaders who are pursuing godliness.
This week's links include resources on loving your church, Proverbs 31, service, and word-centered discipleship.
Our attempts to improve Christian worship may, in fact, distract from it. Often, less actually is more. There can be a beauty in simplicity.
Powerful preaching and fruitful ministry on the mission field depend on the prayers of God’s people.
Hang in there, Sam. The church has been through some pretty dark times, but she’s beautiful.
This week's links include resources on the law, single working women, culture and counseling, and Christians at work.
Men, if we want our country and community to change, if we want to see people come to Jesus, we have to be spiritual leaders who are leading out in prayer.
We need strong words from one another because the glory of Jesus is too wonderful to miss out on.
In our efforts to encourage discipleship in the local church, be open to different ways God might choose to influence you.