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.
This week's links include resources on parenting, hospitality, the pastor as steward and soldier, corporate confession, and Jesus and our grammar.
Learn from the past, while running to Jesus.
If you’re thinking about giving up on church, reconsider. Don't be fooled by the idea that you're better off with the body.
Read the book Matt Chandler says "demystifies discipleship."
This week's links include resources on quick-fix phrases, the infertile couple, distraction in prayer, and children's personalities.
Your paper Bible could be precious and useful to you in ways that a digital Bible never could.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would prompt others to take a risk and answer your inquiries honestly, even when it’s uncomfortable.
Singleness on its own terms is not a problem. In Scripture, it’s an opportunity.
It is not about your house or your meal; it is about the Christ-centered fellowship that takes place at your house over your meal.
This week's links include resources on marriage, smart women, expository teaching, and frienship.
The home is where stories are taught, faith is worked out, neighbors are heard, plates are filled, and where sojourners can find rest.
This week's links include resources on pain, union with Christ, dying, students and missions, and historical evidence of Jesus.
True love makes obedience a joy-filled pleasure.
Blending age-groups in our ministries helps us accurately represent the diverse spiritual family that God has given us.
As much as reading the Bible is an intellectual exercise, gaining knowledge shouldn’t be the main reason we read it.
We ask Michael Kelley, "What do too many churches get wrong about discipleship?"
If you’re interested in hosting a conference or otherwise hosting a speaking engagement, or if your ministry platform is allowing you to begin pursuing God’s call into that option, I hope this advice will serve you well.
These young believers possessed a demonstrable commitment to personal and corporate growth in their walks with Christ.
This week's links include resources on believer's baptism, perfectionism, loving your neighbor, and gray hair.
Discipleship is about helping a disciple faithfully relate to Jesus, not to you.
Be that friend. Love the addict. Remind them of the gospel - that there's another way that is better.
This week's links include resources on redefining ministry, protecting your children, folding singles into the family, anxiety, and leadership credibility.
If we want to learn more about who we are, we don’t look within, instead, we look outside ourselves to God’s Word
You are not at your workplace by accident but by divine providence.
All of us, when the work slips into tedium and routine, are prone to ask the question of whether or not what we are doing really matters.
The gospel is bigger than the universe, but can it be tweeted in 140 characters or less?
This week's links include resources on lamenting, singing at a new church, flirting, and sour desires.
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.
A few reflections on whether or not pursuing a PhD is a right fit.
The more we trust in the sand of our own efforts, the less secure we’ll actually be.
This week's links include resources on conviction, congregational singing, preaching race, and weary moms.
There are only two options with Scripture: either we say amen to its entirety, or we entirely reject it.
My friends, let us be a church that savors, promotes, and clings to grace.
Let the unveiled image of Christ burn into the eyes of your heart. This is the hope of transformation.
We asked David Prince, "What should the Christian think about high-impact sports?"
This week's links include resources on rest, childlessness, spiritual strength, and a forgotten hero.
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.
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.
A community that lives with love enough to both provide and receive gentle rebukes from one another makes for an incredible family.
In an effort to help us create self-awareness and keep us out of the trap, here are 11 characteristics of the self-righteous . . .
The culture that we allow our doctrine to create is the real test of what we believe the doctrine to be.