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Jun 12, 2015

Bruce Jenner's Tragic Misadventure by Thor Madsen

God can save us, one by one.  He can bring the awakening that we need, with all the good side-effects that would follow from it.  We’ve always known that, based on Scripture; and now, with each new headline, we can also feel its truth as never before.

Jun 12, 2015

When Holy Ambitions Take Wrong Turns by Adam Cavalier

I’ve noticed in my own heart is that my definition of ministry success is often determined by what other people think of me. Strong influence, wide recognition, and powerful spiritual authority can be good things. Those things can be leveraged for tremendous impact in God’s kingdom. But often my heart can gravitate towards those things quicker than they do the ultimate goal: honoring Christ.

Jun 12, 2015

4 Reasons to Preach Imprecatory Psalms by Russell L. Meek

It would make the preacher’s job a lot easier if these tough words appeared in the mouths of the wicked. Then we could just brush them aside -- "Nothing to see here, folks." So, sure, I get why people don’t preach these psalms. But here are four reasons why you should . . .

Jun 11, 2015

Theology Needs the Church; The Church Needs Theology by Staff

What is the relationship between theology and the church?

Jun 11, 2015

5 Ways to Keep Church Discipline from Seeming Weird by Jared C. Wilson

To mention the idea of a church disciplining its members strikes tenderhearted and naive Christians as weird, mean, and legalistic. So how do we work at keeping the biblical admonition to church discipline from seeming weird?

Jun 11, 2015

Letting the Bible Speak

Why Expository Preaching?

The power of an effective pulpit ministry is not determined by the rhetorical ability with which one preaches. Nor is it authenticated by the size of the congregation to which one speaks. The power of an effective ministry is determined by the faithfulness with which one seeks clearly, consistently, and courageously to proclaim the whole counsel of God.

Jun 11, 2015

Mapping a Pastoral Call, Part Four

Compulsion

Has God clearly impressed upon your heart and life in some way that the only course of life and action for you is to serve the Lord, even to the final drop of blood and the last breath of your lungs in laboring hard for the advance of the gospel? If not, please do something else.

Jun 10, 2015

The Church is Full of Orphans by John Wohlgemuth

What happens when someone gets lost in the crowd of church? They feel more like a number than a family member.

Jun 10, 2015

Paul's All-Purpose Pastoral and Missional Key by Jonny Woodrow

I’m not against strategies and tools. But what I’ve learned in the last few years is that Jesus hasn’t hidden anything from us. He is not at the Father’s side hoping we are clever enough to unlock the mystery of a healthy church.