The Secret to Leading Like Jesus

Jesus had a team. His team was the disciples. Jesus knew the secret and never got seduced by numbers and stats. He was explicit about his desire to equip his followers to do the heroic: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have […]

We must shift from being the hero to becoming a hero maker.

Hearing the Voice of Mercy in the Depths of Grief

Once my life had a lofty purpose—to speak to churches and write books about God’s goodness so that people would want a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. But [my son] Scott’s death robbed me of the story I had told myself to make sense of my life. I had nowhere […]

Even in Our Darkness

Singles vs. Married Couples in the Church – Party of One

The language we use in the church, from innocent questions to the names of the singles ministries, reinforces some damaging and demoralizing lies surrounding singleness and marriage. We need to consciously work against handing out false hope (“God is going to bring you such a good man”) and instead reinforce […]

Party Of One

How Can We Steward Creation Faithfully? Here are 3 Aspects of Biblical Wisdom

by Douglas J. Moo and Jonathan A. Moo, adapted from their new book, Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Three aspects of wisdom will help guide Christians who are seeking to steward the creation faithfully: learning about our world, making good decisions, and appreciating our limitations. 1. […]

Creation Care - A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

2 Common Misunderstandings about Our Knowledge of Jesus, And How to Answer Them

by Terry G. Carter, J. Scott Duvall, and J. Daniel Hays, adapted from their new edition of the classic textbook, Preaching God’s Word, Second Edition: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing, and Delivering the Sermon. When you preach from the Gospels, you begin with textual material that is engaging by […]

Preaching God's Word

Understand the First Two Barriers to Church Involvement

by Stephen Grcevich, MD, adapted from his new book, Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions. Churches represent subcultures with norms and expectations—often unwritten—for appropriate conduct and social interaction. An essential first step […]

The first two barriers to church involvement