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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

Own the Strategic Leadership

The last year has caused me to reflect a great deal on bivocational ministry. In my own church, I serve as a part-time minister, but know that I must dedicate energy to the strategy for our church. Here are a few of the ideas that I’ve been dwelling on to help me lead better.

5 Ways Pastors Can Keep from Burning Out

“Always on, always here for you.” It’s a great slogan for a radio station…but not for a ministry leader.

3 Reasons You Should Attend a Pastors Conference this Year

If you were a physician, accountant or an attorney, you wouldn’t have a choice about keeping up-to-date in your field. Why do we think pastoral ministry deserves less attention?

Why Preach from a Manuscript?

I have taken some time in recent days to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned and benefits I’ve received from using a full manuscript in my preaching, and I thought I share them here for what it’s worth.

When Should You Correct Another Christian?

Our words of correction can be very sweet—the very thing God uses to renew the faith of weary saints. But our words can be unhelpful and hurtful, too. We need wisdom to know when to correct and when to overlook.

Training Volunteers in Ministry

Volunteers are the catalyst to most churches and organizations. It's important to take the time to train them well.

Pastors’ Kids Don’t Want Superman; They Want a Loving, Present Father

Barnabas Piper gives a voice to PKs, helps pastors avoid some of the common pitfalls, and encourages churches to better understand the pressures on their pastor and his family.

4 Ways to Overcome the Monday Morning “Preaching Hangover”

You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before.

7 Questions about "Once Saved, Always Saved"

Once saved, always safe. To say otherwise, and to preach it, might be something akin to insulting the Holy Spirit.

How Often Do You Talk about Domestic Violence?

A new survey found most Protestant senior pastors seldom address domestic violence from the pulpit.

How Your Church Can Change the World

If you approach church as a place to passionately pursue Jesus and devote yourself to fulfilling His purposes, then you and your church can be a part of changing the world for the better. Here’s how...

Christian Leaders Must be Readers

Can it be true that we no longer read? Could this explain why many churches struggle to recruit leaders for various ministry needs?

  • Kenneth S. Hemphill |
  • June 26, 2014 |
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9 Warning Signs of a Pastor Losing His Way

The pathway to being lost in the middle of your own ministry story is a road that has been traveled by many. Inspecting their journey can help you understand yours.

The Threefold Antidote to Timidity

Paul gathers together three key terms here that most people don’t naturally think of as belonging with each other. Any one of them by itself is usually not enough. Two of them together are much better. But all three are necessary for a full-orbed personality of godly leadership.

Why Do Churches Ask for So Much Money?

Dr. Roger shares 5 important reasons why churches should talk about money and ask for it consistently.

10 Ways to Prevent Failure in Your Ministry

Burnout. Ineffectiveness. Moral flaws. Can you get past these issues to Prevent Ministry Failure?

6 Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back to Church

It’s not about numbers; it’s about souls who know Jesus. But we should all pray that the Lord would add to our number day by day those who are being saved.

How Can a Pastor’s Desire for Significance Harm His Family?

This controlling posture in the church can easily be camouflaged as faithfulness and zeal to labor hard in the work of the ministry. However, it eventually leads to two common results: burn out and family neglect.

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