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.
Though gift-giving is special and can be done in a godly way, why would we want to miss this glorious time with our church family feasting on the joy of heaven in order to simply open earthly treasures?
This week's links include resources on loving the church, equal friendship, marriage and singleness, and evangelism.
If you really want to kill thanksgiving, act like God owes you.
The grace of Calvary will train your spiritual nostrils to see sin as supremely repulsive.
As evangelicals seeking to engage the city of man, what are we to make of this year's Presidential election? Here are six brief thoughts.
This week's links provide resources on prayer, love, enemies, and community.
Since we have been saved by and testify to the Gospel of Christ, we should speak in such as way as to represent Him well in our conversations.
To tell my story is to tell of the faithfulness of God.
This week's links provide resources on critique, praying for president elect, union and suffering, and heaven.
We ask David Prince, "What does your sermon preparation look like?"
Sunday is a glorious day and marks not only our calendars but also our lives. Yet, Sunday is not enough.
This week's links provide resources on limitedness, songwriting, praying for America, the problem of evil, and women's ministry health.
This short checklist reflects the irreduceable complexity of true Christian preaching.
Christian encouragement is a command.
This week's links include resources on Halloween, assurance of salvation, dating, and dreaming.
Despite the harsh criticism often given of them, Job's friends show us how to demonstrate the power of the gospel in our listening.
We would do well to learn how to grieve with people.
This week's links provide helpful resources on nurturing, pains of humanity, mental illness, a prayer for unity, and encouragement.
It is a very difficult thing indeed to be a boldly biblical Christian in elite culture today.
If you are seeking to influence little ones toward Christ, you might find these ten tips helpful.
I hope you will work through this 5-step checklist with eyes open to the impression your church may be leaving visitors.
This week's links cover the topics of cynicism, joy, singleness, and second glance logic.
Confidence in God's sovereignty doesn't always mean hesitancy in moving forward. We wait, we trust, and sometimes, we move.
Deciding what the Bible means "to us" seems like an innocent way to invite everyone’s voice to the table for discussion, but it’s a surefire way to kill effective Bible study.
Be a gospel-drenched seminary student.
This week's links provide resources on the local church, your mind, surviving, helping the hurting, and tent-making.
Through Christ, God has called every Christian to welcome other believers, whether through the doors of the church, in the pew, or while “doing life” during the week.
Join the retreat; don’t just speak at it.
Here's what I think every Christian home library should include . . .
This week's links include women's discipleship, race conversations, creeds, and conscience.
Not every pastor’s wife will be faced with the need to work outside the home. But if she is, it is important for her and her husband to weigh the consequences, both positive and negative.
Every family devotion time isn’t a home run. Sometimes it’s a sacrifice bunt that you believe God will somehow use in the story of their lives. So we choose, by faith, not to be discouraged, but instead to believe in a God who is drawing our kids’ hearts to Himself.
We ask Trevin Wax, "What will the American evangelical landscape look like in 20 years?"
This weeks links provide resources on long-term missions, suffering, man-boys, and rejoicing with others.
To be sure, repentance is turning from something. But salvation doesn’t come to those who turn from sin towards nothing. Our struggles deman we turn and run to the One who can save and satisfy us completely.
We don’t have to base our faith on our emotions, a desire for it to be true, or any other subjective experience. The Word of God is completely trustworthy - Jesus says so himself.