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The False Gospel of “You Be You”

"You be you" is a statement of one’s individual right to judge what’s best for himself, regardless of what others say or think.

Podcast Special: Paul Miller on Living in the Tension Between Pastors, Patriots, and Politics

Paul Miller joins Jason Daye on the FrontStage BackStage podcast to explore patriotism, Christian Nationalism, politics in general, and what it looks like to minister in the midst of all these tensions in which we find ourselves today. @pastorserve

5 Mirages That Will Lead You Straight Into Having an Affair

Heed these dire warnings before falling off the cliff of a sexual sin.

We Need a Revival of the Bible–500 Years Ago Today Martin Luther’s German Translation Was Published

500 years ago today Martin Luther published his translation of the New Testament in German – his translation took only 77 days - We need a revival of the Bible today

100 Tips for Leaders That Everyone in Ministry Should Know

These leadership tips will help you stay grounded (and sane) in ministry.

Are You Pastoring in the Death Zone?

Pastoring in the death zone means attempting to sustain an elevated level or pace that has the potential to jeopardize your family, your ministry, and your health.

Disarming a Weaponized Church: Moving Forward Amid Turmoil in the UMC

The United Methodist Church currently feels like a war zone. But the way forward is to “beat our swords into plowshares” (Isaiah 2:4) on the anvil of compassion. Here are three principles that can guide us.

11 Characteristics of Spiritually Weak Christian Leaders

They lead in their own power rather than God’s power. They may use the language of “God’s power,” but honesty would require them to say that they’re living in their own strength. They’re tackling very little that they could not do on their own.

Why Every Leader Needs Silence and Solitude

Here are some practical benefits of practicing silence and solitude and tips for building it into your life.

Lunch With a Novice

The young minister was all smiles and oozing enthusiasm as we ordered our lunch at the restaurant. My goal wasn’t to steal his smile, but to help equip him for the realities of servant leadership.

5 Commandments for Becoming a Media Savvy Pastor

Before you start, there are some critical things you need to know to be an effective media savvy pastor. Here’s five vital principles as you begin your journey.

Two Specific Ways You Claiming ‘Follower of Christ’ Could Be a Liability for Christ

Leaders are in charge—mostly. Being a leader means you have followers. Otherwise, you’re just taking a walk. The sheer presence of followers provides leaders two things we really, really love: power and authority.

2 Types of Credibility and Why You Need Them Both

There are two types of credibility. Both personal and professional credibility are essential for the leader. The former is about character and integrity. The latter is about execution and faithfully and skillfully doing one’s job.

The Overemphasis of Influence in Spiritual Leadership

The mantra taught to 21st century church leaders is that “leadership is influence.” There’s a lot of truth in that statement for business or secular leaders, but not for spiritual leaders.

41 Evidences of Pride

It's important to be aware of signs of pride in ourselves because pride can be extremely subtle. Here are 41 questions we can ask ourselves to see if we have any arrogance we are not aware of.

What is Gossiping — (It’s More Than You Think)

What is gossiping? Gossip is the opposite of the gospel. In the mouth and the ear of a gossip is a morsel of bad news, not the good news.

12 Reasons I Love My Pastor

I love my pastor, but I must admit, I don’t often express that I do. Shame on me. Allow me to take a few moments to articulate some of the reasons why I appreciate my pastor so much.

12 Phrases That Might Burn Down Your Church

No church fire I’ve seen begins in full flame. Instead, it usually begins with a spark, a tiny glow that extends itself one flicker at a time until the flame is raging--a fire that might burn down your church.

5 Things That Hurt a Pastor’s Credibility

A recent study found that the perceived credibility of pastors has been slipping in recent years. While pastors can't control everything, here are five things that are detrimental to their credibility.

Will We Use Our Creativity in Heaven?

God gave people creativity in their unfallen state, which remained but was twisted when we fell. He will surely not give us less creativity in Heaven but more.

UPDATED: SWBTS Announces Adam Greenway’s Resignation Following Social Media News Leak

Thursday evening, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) twitterverse was chirping about the possibility of a big forthcoming announcement pertaining to the possible resignation of SWBTS president Adam Greenway.

Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up...

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.

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