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Apr 27, 2015

Knowing When to Leave (and Other Pastoral Issues) by Greg Belser

5 questions on life and pastoral ministry with Pastor Greg Belser.

Apr 27, 2015

What Small Churches Can Do, Part One by Joe Thorn

As I have seen several churches in my area continue to dwindle in size I have watched the leadership of many of these churches settle into into one of three dangerous mentalities . . .

Apr 27, 2015

Pursuing the Right Thing in Ministry by Matt Chandler

If your hope is set on anything other than Christ, how will you survive when ministry goes bad? And it will.

Apr 26, 2015

The Problem with "God Told Me So" by Staff

"The brother dismissed my view as impossible on the grounds that the Holy Spirit, who does not lie, had told him the truth on this matter. Being young and bold, I pressed on with my explanation of grammar, context, and translation, but was brushed off by a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:10b-15: spiritual things must be spiritually discerned -- which left little doubt about my status."

Apr 26, 2015

The Age of the Earth

A Conversation Among Bereans

In the end, "the age of the earth" is an intramural discussion among creationists that only serves to bind us closer together in refuting that which is clearly contrary to Scripture, the theory of evolution.  

Apr 26, 2015

Stewardship, Not Ownership by Mike Ayers

When we believe that the things we possess are actually ours or exist because of us, they begin to control and define us rather than the other way around.

Apr 26, 2015

Change of Will Needs a Change of Heart by Staff

You can't just decide to change your heart, Thomas Chalmers says.

Apr 26, 2015

Ecce Homo: Behold the Man by Rustin Umstattd

We have been racing from God, and yet in Christ, we find ourselves racing home.

Apr 26, 2015

Not All the Answers Are in the Back by N. Blake Hearson

How much are you missing because you assume all the answers are in the back?

Apr 26, 2015

We Need More Worship Wars, Not Fewer by Staff

Self-denying humility ought to show up in the way we worship together.