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.
We ask J.T. English, "How do you make sure a growing church keeps 'feeling small?'”
This week's links include resources on integrity, home, small group woes, and knowing God.
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.
But there is much more to the Abraham narratives than a simple “do this; don’t do this.”
What if we walked into every day with the expectation that God hears and answers specific prayer?
We ask Michael Kelley to describe his writing process.
This week's links include resources on social media, raising faithful kids, lessons for American Christians, and the benefits of discipleship.
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.
Sometimes, we won't think there are good enough reasons given to obey God, yet we are called to obey Him anyway.
We ask Nathan Finn, "Why should one consider formal theological education?"
This week's links include resources on entertainment, letting God, the Trinity debate, and singleness.
Your artful questions and interest make both sides of the conversation possible.
The power to answer prayer belongs to God alone. And the glory for answered prayer belongs to God alone.
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.”
You shouldn't trust your illustration to do what only God's word can.
What if we refused to be threatened by our sister churches and instead committed to pray for them?
This week's links include resources on spiritual formation, joy, women's roles, and multi-ethnic ministry.
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.
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.
Roll up your sleeves, labor alongside them, and love them.
We asked J.D. Greear, "What are some important things to remember when sharing the gospel with Muslims?"
Journaling is not an end in and of itself; the end is to look to and live by the cross.
This week's links include resources on self-care, abortion, our problem, and community.
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.
In a thread of confirmation bias, hate, uncareful thinking, narcissism, and over exaggerations, be the voice of gospel reason.
This week's links include resources on womanliness, accountability, seminary, and presence.
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.
As we acknowledge the need to lead humbly, what does godly, humble leadership look like in the day-to-day?
I believe encouragement should take its place alongside any list of spiritual disciplines.
This week's links include resources on the rich, waiting, masculine friendship, and heresy.
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.
This week's links include resources on feeling dead on the inside, pro-life causes, repetition in worship, and teaching children about hell.
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.
This week's links include resources on curiosity, congregational singing, procrastination, and weakness.
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.
I wonder how the resolutions of us donut-eaters might stack up to these from Jonathan Edwards.
This week's links provide resources on interpreting the Bible, true masculinity, resolutions, and Christology.
It’s like the lad who asks the seasoned fisherman, “How long does it take to catch a fish each week?”
My tips for a strategic ministry are old-fashioned, timeless, and proven.
This week's links provide resources on apologetics, Aleppo, the Word of the Year, and ministry kids.
The way to happiness is when we exchange our sin and selfishness and small dreams for something harder and better and God-honoring.
This week's links include resources on Christmas giving, student missionaries, racial reconciliation, and hiring women.
Don’t want to fool yourself into thinking you’re raising up leaders because you’re scraping the cream off the top. You want the whole cake to rise.
Our battle against sin will only result in victory if it is waged at the heart level.
If we’re going to speak up for the unborn, we have to speak up for the poor.
This week's links include resources on in-person relationships, advent, one-sided friendship, and Linus' blanket.
Filling someone else's pulpit can be quite a rewarding assignment if handled well, but it can also be nerve-wracking if you don’t follow proper decorum.
This week's links include resources on declining church attendence, self-love, singing in church, and women in seminary.