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:
I’ve been in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years, and the most difficult experience I’ve had to help people through is the death of a child.
Does 2 Corinthians 5:10 imply that Christians will be punished in Heaven for their sins? Dr. Roger has an answer.
Yes, the end is near. Which means we should be sober, mature, and discerning.
True leadership success depends on something simple, yet profound: the kind of person you are.
How do we protect ourselves from the danger of celebrityism—on whatever level we might experience it? Here is a place to start.
No matter how good you design a church service to be, if the children's ministry is bad, people won't come back - unless they're folks without kids.
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.
We are role models, whether we intend to be or not. So what example are we providing those in our ministries?
What you are missing if you are not consistent in your giving
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I can show you several preachers who cannot count on the fingers of one hand the number of true friends they have. They are loners, and, if I’m any judge, they have chosen to be that way. They will live to regret it a hundred times in a thousand ways.
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.
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.
What does the Bible say about the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle? Should Christians eat meat?
Many Christians suffer with anxiety and depression, even pastors, and they often do so in silence.
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
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.