According to Barna Group's study, only 40% of practicing Christians say they have a clear sense of God's calling on their lives.
Many pastors and leaders look for the silver bullet - the solution that they can seamlessly weave into the life of the church that will solve all of their problems but keep everyone currently attending happy. There’s only one problem. It doesn’t exist.
When listing great leaders, we think of Nehemiah, the man who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem during the time of the great Persian Empire. Many books have been written about his skillful handling of a desperate situation. But I’d like us to look at his heart as he expertly leads.
As we again engage in the narrative, it is obvious that cooperation by all the residents is crucial. This challenge brings out yet another quality of Nehemiah’s heart: He wisely recruited other leaders in his quest to rebuild the walls for his people.
Leaders who talk about the real world as opposed to the digital world are making a mistake, a category error.
If my sickness had been worse, I would not have been able to preach, regardless how prepared I was or how much I desired to do so. How does a pastor prepare for these moments?
Dr. Roger explains why natural disasters are not part of God's judgment.
I came up with this system that has become a very effective way to care for our folks and to cut down on unnecessary and unintentional neglect. Here's how it works...
Can a Mason be a Christian? Dr. Roger discusses makes someone a Christian or not.
Eugene Peterson's latest book, The Pastor: A Memoir honestly reveals how painful and lonely a life in ministry sometimes can be.
Who would have ever imagined that research could be a vehicle for evangelism? But if God could proclaim his prophecy through a donkey (see Numbers 22), he can proclaim his gospel through a doctoral researcher.
He knows he’s no more wonderful than anyone else. He is not on an ego-trip for Jesus. What a pastor needs is encouragement.
Dr. Roger explains the difference between God allowing us to experience trials and tempting us to sin.
If you want to be a Biblical leader, consider these verses.
Those aspiring to pastoral ministry oftentimes dream to the future to one day serve in that capacity and miss some very significant ways he can serve his wife now that he cannot once he becomes the pastor preaching every week.
When people criticize the Bible, they often point to contradictions. They say that this cannot be God’s book. It’s no different from any other human book with the usual errors and mistakes. One of these passages is James 2:24, probably the biggest “contradiction” in the Bible.
It’s been fifty years since President Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.” So who won?
For more information about Bryan Chapell, visit: www.covenantseminary.edu or www.livingchristtoday.com
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- January 22, 2014 |