Leadership

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The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation: Book Review

The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often gives solutions that do not work. Christians have the message that is powerful enough to change hearts. So why is it that nonbelievers are at least willing to talk about racism, but many churches like to sweep it under the rug?

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A 2017 Presidential Inauguration Prayer

Our gracious Father and God, You are the great ruler over all creation. You are the Lord, You alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and You preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships You.

Removing Fallen Leaders

Have you noticed that recent months and years have recorded the fall of some very prominent church leaders? Can a fallen pastor be returned to pastoral leadership?

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The Pastor’s Wife: Help-Fit, Yet Sometimes Helpless

Sometimes the life of a pastor’s wife can be made more difficult and lonely than it needs to be. Here are some remedies.

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Spiritual Warfare in Christian Ministry

“The enemy has been busy from the beginning,” Tony Carter says, “and his goal is to undermine the glory of God in the world.”

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Faithful Pastors Can’t Be One-Hit Wonders

No man fells a Sequoia with one mighty blow. Faithfulness is doing over and over again the things that God requires.

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Talking Mentorship in the Church with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Mentor for Life calls us back to our primary calling to make disciples who follow Jesus with their entire being.

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What Should You Do If You Don’t Think the Gospel Is Clearly Preached at Your Church?

Give your pastor the benefit of the doubt. Serve him in kindness. Pray for him and his preaching. See what the Lord does.

The War for the Church

The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?

Realists, Romantics and Conversations about the Church

Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.

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The Difference Between a Healthy and a Peaceful Church

An outwardly prosperous church is not the same thing as an inwardly healthy church. Knowing the difference can make the difference.