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Five Marks of Complacency

It’s clear to me that one of the most prevalent afflictions might be termed a church’s “culture of complacency.” Complacency has to do with self-satisfaction, a sense of contentment regarding the state of things.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 22, 2013 |
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Pastoral Idolatry: 10 Common Forms of False Righteousness in Ministry

Don't think you have ministry idols? Think again.

Why Should a Pastor Stay in One Church for Several Years?

If I would have left the church at the typical time a pastor leaves his church over the difficulty and strained relationships (usually around 2-4 years), that is how our relationship would have stayed.

Using Movies in Preaching

I hesitated at first, but reality told me we live in the video age. So now I tease my friend, "What movie are you preaching this Sunday?"

  • John D. Duncan |
  • September 11, 2013 |
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Preaching With Authority: Three Characteristics of Expository Preaching

Authentic expository preaching is marked by three distinct characteristics: authority, reverence and centrality.

What Questions Should a Pastor Ask a Prospective Church Member?

The most important part of the membership process we have at our church is the one-on-one meeting I have with prospective members.

A Pastor's Hide

A recent study conducted by Duke University revealed: “Clergy More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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What Martin Luther King Can Teach Us About Preaching

In the Bible gospel preaching never left off with condemnation. That the gospel is really good news for us.

Avoiding the Microsoft Mistake

Microsoft is still a rich company. And a huge company. And a well-run company. It’s just becoming an increasingly irrelevant company.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 29, 2013 |
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28 Ways to Conclude Your Sermon: A List of NT Doxologies and Benedictions

Ever wanted just the right verse to read at the end of your worship service, or to conclude your sermon, but couldn’t think of one?

8 Ways Our View of the Bible Impacts Preaching

Nothing is more important for the long-term health of a Church than its preaching.

Confronting Domestic Violence with Love and Authority

On any given Sunday, abused women are sitting silently in churches across this country. They don’t know a moment’s peace.

Is Your Career an Extension of the Church?

How do we reclaim the church mountain to fulfill its mandate to equip change agents?

The Pastor's Reward

Only two things in this world are eternal—the Word of God and people.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • August 11, 2013 |
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Guard Your Flock ... Even From Other Christians

"It may seem ironic, but some of the people from whom you have to most tenaciously guard your church are other believers."

Is the Church Even Trying to Impact the Workplace?

A 2009 Barna survey found only 19% of Christians (and 4% of those in their 20's) hold a biblical worldview.

Why Your Church Needs More Variety in Your Sermons (And How to Do It)

Why can’t you just preach three points and a poem on a weekly basis if that’s what you’re good at? Fair question, but here are some reasons why you shouldn't...

Three Great Reasons to Tell Stories in Your Preaching

There are countless reasons for dropping the occasional story into your sermon. Here are my top three.

Internet Ministry: What Is It?

As many, many scholars have pointed out, the English term ministry comes from the same Greek term as the English term service. “Ministry” is “service” and “service” is “ministry.” In the New Testament, there is not difference.

Naked in the Pulpit

Give Your Pastor's Family the Freedom to Be Human

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