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‘Peeing Pastor’ Hunt Comes to an End

The Rev. Danny Chalmers of Catch the Fire Church in Durham, North Carolina has been identified as the “well-known pastor” charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly urinating on a fellow passenger on a flight to Detroit.

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The Hardest Year Yet for Pastors

Church members have become increasingly vocal, critical, and divided over issues related to regathering, wearing masks, and personal reengagement in ministry. Pastors field almost daily comparisons with other churches who are handling it the “right” way.
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4 Reasons You Should Consider Teaching or Volunteering in Kids Ministry

Last weekend I was not scheduled to teach in our adult services at Mariners Church so I volunteered to teach Sunday morning in our kids ministry. I am so thankful for those who serve in kids ministry each week.
Christians and Halloween

10 Thoughts on Christians and Halloween

I have studied spiritual warfare for many years, so you might assume that I strongly encourage believers to avoid anything related to Halloween.
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Eric Geiger: The Downsides of Social Media (& How to Minimize Them)

To use social media or to not use social media. It is not a small choice as recent research is showing there are significant downsides to being on social media.

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Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
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Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the Great Commission?

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
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Chuck DeGroat: How to Recognize Narcissism in a Church Leader

"It’s not just the megachurch pastors," says Chuck DeGroat. "There are small church pastors who lead with this grandiosity, these narcissistic characteristics."
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Lecrae: What I Learned About Jesus Through Facing Racism in the Church

“When you feel as if people in your family have turned their back on you," says Lecrae, "it’s extremely painful, and you’ve got to realize that your identity is not wrapped up in their acceptance of you."
Allen White

Allen White: This Is an Amazing Year for Online Small Groups

When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."
Esau McCaulley

Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"
Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess: Do You Believe One of These 4 False Gospels?

"Politics is not just about policies and leaders," says Kaitlyn Schiess. "It's about the direction of our spiritual formation."

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12 Things a Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.