The Detroit, Michigan native from the inner city sought to deliver a message of unity. He urged American citizens to stand on the Judeo-Christian values rooted in the nation's history.
There is little doubt that the religious story of our day is the rise of the “nones,” the religiously unaffiliated, in the United States.
In various countries around the world, homosexuals are being beaten and even killed with their governments’ approval. For example, in Nigeria, a recent law criminalizing homosexuality provides punishments, like whippings, to men who are caught having homosexual relations.
Two days ago, I preached my farewell sermon to the church that God---by His grace---gave me the privilege to serve for twenty-two years.
It's not easy, but pastors are commissioned to do this one thing for their people
Someone asked me an interesting question recently that I’d never been asked before: “What books do you keep closest to you when you write?”
There is something I just don't "get" - people trying to woo the already churched to another church as if that's the mission.
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?
Guys, let's use this holiday to do what we should be doing more often
Let’s be clear: I hate slavery and racism because God hates slavery and racism.
Amazon's list spans the past 200 years or so, and has something of a tilt toward the new and trendy. But some things about this list raised questions.
If we aren’t careful, we can begin to believe lies about ourselves or our ministries. Here are 7 lies we often believe as pastors...
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.
The hits and hurts that can come your way working in ministry are occupational hazards that can tear away at your soul, sap your enthusiasm, your creativity, and your missional stamina.
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...
They put difficulty and hope together in the tension of hardship and grace that is the life of everyone this side of eternity.
We seldom see the good God is doing through us as we are doing it. That keeps us humble.