Pastors of the underground Chinese Church have risked their livelihood by signing a statement in which they call out the government's persecution of Christian churches. These pastors declare they are willing to give up “all our earthly rights” for the love of their fellow citizens.
Twelve years after my burnout, I have never felt better, never felt more alive, and never been more productive in my life. There is recovery from burnout!
The term “antichrist" has pretty much ruined us. What Scripture actually says about the antichrist (or antichrists) is very different from what we may believe.
Let's be honest about what we think about how prayer works: Sometimes we use prayer as a way to feel that we're in control of a situation. But that is far from the truth about prayer.
If you follow this blog, you know I’m in a season of transition again. When I got to my previous church someone on the search team asked me to reflect on how best to finish well. I didn’t know if I was the right one to do it, but I have had some experience ending.
Andy Stanley unpacks his reasoning for eliminating phrases such as "the Bible says..." from our preaching in order to reach the younger generations and return to a more New-Testament model of evangelism.
Michael Frost holds a PhD in "being and doing church" and is the author of several books. He is also the head of the missiology...
“Part of hospitality is being open to people and their dreams.” - Terry Smith
“This idea of comparison is toxic to the broader impact that we’re supposed to have when we no longer see others as rivals and competitors but as friends and allies that we’re going to be spending all eternity with.” - Peter Greer
“Your identity is not how you feel...if that’s the case then all of our temptations will define us.” - Jackie Hill Perry
“People who don’t have time for a group always have time for their friends. Structure small groups around friendships.” - Allen White
Take these prayers to your next staff meeting and spend time praying them over your congregation.