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Your Pastor and Public Messes

Let’s be clear: as pastors, we’re not supposed to be leading in a way that creates a public mess. The Bible lays out certain qualifications for church leaders, most notably that they have demonstrated capable leadership of their own family.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 01, 2014 |
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Lead with Empathy, Love Your Neighbor, Let the Truth Come Out -- A Response to Ferguson

We need to lead with empathy, understanding that the ability to empathize is an ability to understand every single human being around us as our neighbor.

Three Pitfalls for Young Evangelical Leaders

As I interact and read some of the work of the evangelicals in my generation I'm noticing some tendencies. I notice them in my own leadership and in the leadership of others. Here are the three that concern me most:

Three Reasons Why Christians Should Keep Their Cool

Yes, the end is near. Which means we should be sober, mature, and discerning.

Dethroning Celebrity Pastors

How do we protect ourselves from the danger of celebrityism—on whatever level we might experience it? Here is a place to start.

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

Let’s allow this tragic situation to cause us to look with fresh eyes at the biblical qualifications for a man who would be a leader within the church. That would be the healthiest outcome for a movement that prides itself on health.

5 Things to Know about Pope Francis’ Visit to South Korea

When Pope Francis’ plane touches down in Seoul on Thursday (Aug. 14), it will mark his third trip abroad, after visits to Brazil and the Middle East.

  • Josephine McKenna |
  • August 16, 2014 |
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12 Words of Encouragement for Pastors

Recently I had a pastor ask me for my “best advice” for other pastors. Here are 12 words of encouragement for pastors.

8 Ways to Develop Character Traits of an Effective Leader

True leadership success depends on something simple, yet profound: the kind of person you are.

Is Your Church a Kingdom Colony or a Country Club?

Our hearts drift toward tribalism, the tendency to gather with people just like us and to reflect ourselves rather than the missionary heart of God. We’re always putting up mirrors around the light of the gospel when we should be putting up windows.

4 Ways Pastors can Proclaim Christ to the World

We are role models, whether we intend to be or not. So what example are we providing those in our ministries?

7 Things Pastors' Wives Wish They Had Been Told

"I wish someone had told me just to be myself. I am a people-pleaser, so being a pastor's wife was a burden early in our ministry."

10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples

It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell—over time—if it has happened or is happening. Here are 10 indications a church is making disciples.

5 Myths You Still Might Believe about the Puritans (#5 Will Blow Your Mind!)

The tale of spoilsport Puritans continues to be told, and it couldn't be further from the truth. Here are 5 myths about Puritans which you may still believe.

‘Rock Star’ Pastors Lose Their Luster

One of the problems with celebrity pastors is that it’s very difficult to draw a line between advancing the gospel and advancing the preacher.

Fighting in Silence: Pastors and Depression

Many Christians suffer with anxiety and depression, even pastors, and they often do so in silence.

7 Examples of Lazy Leadership Practices

Laziness is a sin. The fact is, however, that many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as much an inward reflecting post as an outward teaching.

Why You Should Join the Fight to End Slavery
Why You Should Join the Fight to End Slavery

Christine Caine of the A21 Campaign and author of Undaunted tells Crosswalk.com about how she took the humble first steps towards an impossible goal: to abolish slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century. www.christinecaine.com www.crosswalk.com

Good Loving Gone Bad (The New Cultural Apologetic)

There is a new cultural apologetic that is fast becoming the go-to argument to ensure affirmation and approval of previously immoral activities. And it is an argument taken straight from the Bible: Love.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 24, 2014 |
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Pastors, When We Add to the Scripture, We Hurt People

The subtle danger of legalism

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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