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The 5 Most Frustrating Things Pastors Do

There are times when ministers do the most self-defeating things. Not all of them, thankfully. But enough to warrant our addressing the issue as a caution to the rest of the Lord's stable of shepherds. Here is my personal list of the 5 most frustrating things pastors do.

And What Do You Do?

The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 27, 2012 |
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What Christians Can Learn from the Failed Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.

Vertical Church (Book Review)

Vertical Church is a book with both strengths and weaknesses—very helpful strengths and very dangerous weaknesses. If you can thinking discerningly to embrace what is helpful and reject what is so very unhelpful, you may well find the effort rewarding.

The Real Christmas Carol

When you study the era that Dickens wrote about when he published A Christmas Carol in 1843, you realize that it was dark and evil. And that the Scrooge character was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 21, 2012 |
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A God For Every Part of This Tragedy

When evil unveils its ugly face, we must turn to God and bare our souls. Each part of this tragedy finds a God standing ready to hear the cries of the grieving.

Rachel Weeping for Her Children: The Massacre in Connecticut

Even in the face of such a tragedy, Christians must speak. We will have to speak in public about this evil, and we will have to speak in private about this horrible crime. How should Christians think and pray in the aftermath of such a colossal crime?

Grace, Porn and the Church

When those who struggle with sexual sin grab hold of the grace of God, it changes their lives. Let’s take a look at how.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Discipline of Hope

Tolkien's works demonstrate that it's possible to have a dark childhood and still possess a remarkable and life-affirming imagination.

  • Dr. Stanley J. Ward |
  • December 13, 2012 |
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Three Reasons Why Christians Should Keep Their Cool

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

Bullying is "Why we left the church for good."

Bullying, one of the least recognized, anti-family forces today, is causing more people to leave Church.

How can pastors help foster prayer?
How can pastors help foster prayer?

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How Did This Happen? The Family Crisis as a Theological Crisis

Christians are rightly concerned about the family crisis in the society, and we must work to protect and defend the family against its enemies. But, long before the society at large will care about our perspective on the family crisis, the church must humbly and faithfully show the world what God intended from the beginning, for His glory and for our good.

Ron Edmondson on Overcoming the Challenges of Change
Ron Edmondson on Overcoming the Challenges of Change

In this webcam interview, Pastor Ron Edmondson discusses some of the major changes he's faced recently and encourages pastors, church planters, and other believers to embrace the challenges in front of them. For more information about Ron Edmondson, visit RonEdmondson.com and http://www.ibc-lex.org/

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  • December 04, 2012 |
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Church Conflict: Why Not Rather be Wronged?

A dog can whip a polecat, the saying goes, but it’s not worth it. Some fights you need to walk away from.

You Have to Eisegete the Text?

My daughter is majoring in music at a Christian college known for its academic rigor. Because it’s a Christian college, she has to take a number of Bible and theology classes, and rightly so.

The Wisdom of Zig Ziglar

I was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Zig Ziglar, a bestselling author and motivational speaker. He was 86. Zig inspired us and lifted our spirits by lifting up the name of Jesus. He reminded us to believe in ourselves only because Christ first believed in us.

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:

How to Do Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry Locally
How to Do Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry Locally

In this interview with Christianity.com Editor, Alex Crain, Dr. Timothy Keller discusses his book, Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City (Zondervan, 2012). Dr. Keller is a pastor, popular author and conference speaker. He serves as pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, and is co-founder of The Gospel Coalition.

24 Mistakes of Misplaced Missional Energy

Who wants to major on the minors? Actually, I know. Most leaders do. It’s the same kind of person who analyzes any number of other people, places or things for mistakes.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 26, 2012 |
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