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What Is Christian Meditation?

I propose the following definition: Christian meditation is the focused contemplation of the renewed mind upon the treasury of divine truth.

Why Every Leader Must Understand Cultural Context

Is our cultural context as Christ-followers more like God’s people living in Israel or more like God’s people living in Babylon? How one answers that question will impact how one responds to the world around us.

From “Why” to “Who” – Learning the Right Question

Asking the right question leads to the right answer, and the right answer is always a person—never a reason.

4 Questions To Gauge Your Spiritual Health

Spiritual health is vital. But how can you know that you're spiritually healthy?

Why Do Churches Resist Change (And What You Can Do About It)

The bringing of order creates the organization but also  simultaneously slows the creative, leadership elements of change. This happens in every organization, but churches resist change even more, or so it seems.

7 Reasons You Should Invite (Some) People to Leave Your Church

Sometimes, one of the best things you can do to become even more effective at accomplishing your mission is to invite people to leave your church.

What Matters Most in Parenting

One of the most extensive investments I have made with my life has been parenting. My wife and I raised four children and now pour ourselves anew into 14 grandchildren.

5 Attacks of the Enemy on Christian Workers These Days

The enemy has always sought to turn our attention away from reaching non-believers, discipling new believers, and planting healthy churches.

The Truth About Church Demographics

In the church, George Barna has made a career out of church demographics. We live in sociological ghettoes, and those who sell goods, services, and philosophies can find all the figures they need to target their message.

Awakening the Church with Transparency, Authenticity and Protective Measures

In today’s digital age, pornography has become increasingly accessible. It has also become more widely accepted and morally ambiguous over recent years.

3 Ways to Experience ‘The Good Life’ in Jesus

By looking at Paul’s words in Romans 8, here are three insights into how we can begin experiencing the good life in Jesus.

7 Things Christians Should Give Up to Reach Unchurched People

The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly flocking to most churches, and many Christians seem stumped as to why that is.

Of Course We Want Our Church to Grow—We Just Don’t Want to CHANGE

One of the tensions many of us wrestle with as leaders who are trying to help your church change happens when people tell us: I want our church to grow. I just don’t want it to change.

5 Ways to Deal With DIFFICULT People

Every pastor has to deal with difficult people, those who don’t listen. If you are in a place of influence (leadership), you might find that some people aren’t interested in what you have to say.

9 Ways to Connect With God

This week we’re celebrating a new release of Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God. It has a new cover and a new section that explores the pathways in light of the increasing focus on the Enneagram.

Should Your Church Sell Advertising on its Livestream?

I asked a range of highly respected pastors, marketing experts, and other Christian communication professionals what they’d recommend regarding church advertising. While we didn’t find a consensus, we did get a wide range of interesting responses.

11 Totally Honest Responses to the Church Meet and Greet

Some people hear about a church meet and greet and think, "That sounds like fun!" Others hear the same words and and have these responses:

7 Ways to Hold Onto Hope

When you hide behind your beautiful mask, you’re not doing yourself any good. You can hold on to hope when you are honest with yourself and others.

How to Combat the Uptick in Antisemitic Attacks

Holocaust education will eventually do the trick; in the meantime, increased visible security must protect people of faith against antisemitic attacks.

Antisemitism in the West Is Out in the Open, Not Hiding in Plain Sight

For several years, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) has been deeply concerned that antisemitism was hiding in plain sight in the US and Europe. But today, anti-Israel sentiment has largely shed this pretense.

Creflo Dollar: Some of My Teachings About Tithing ‘Were Not Correct’

Creflo Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church International, recently told his congregation that some of his teachings about tithing have been wrong. Dollar is known for promoting a prosperity gospel and made this confession in a sermon posted to YouTube Sunday, June 26.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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