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If I could do my ministry over againIn late February I addressed more than 60 megachurch pastors at a meeting in San Diego. The organizers asked me to look back over my 40-year ministry at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. And, discuss what I'd do differently and …
In the old days we used to say that parking was difficult and that's why folks didn't come to church on time. That may have been naive! There are lots of reasons people choose to be late, and—just maybe—we should know what they are. 1. …
Seven reasons why prayer may not be answeredI get a little impatient with super-spiritual saints who leave the impression that they have a deeper grasp of prayer than most. Such folks teach that if other believers just understood God's Word better—or had more faith in prayer—God …
In your life as an Evangelical, you will probably encounter churches that are called "Something or Other United," and churches that are identified largely with their well-known pastors. Definition: The "personality pastor" (I'm so sorry to have to …
How do you pray for an elderly saint?About six weeks ago, I learned that a good friend, Wayne Smith, was hospitalized in Lexington and was not doing well. Wayne, who had just turned 85, had served for more than 40 years as the minister of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, …
Why study Bible prophecy?In late December my wife and I flew to Florida so we could enjoy some time with my son, Rusty, and his family. Rusty is the minister of the New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte, about 90 minutes south of Tampa.Rusty gives the worship leader a …
When disagreements don't really matterChristians bicker and fight over some of the most insignificant issues. Congregations split over the use of instruments and the construction of fellowship halls. There are pre-millennial churches and post-millennial churches; both claim to stand …
I like young people! Their skin looks like it's still in its original blister pack. They can walk up and down stairs without grabbing the railing. They have GREAT teeth! In the modern church they are particularly revered because they bring the …
Everyone's job is important to GodA well-known leader of a parachurch organization was once asked why he decided to leave his secular job and enter ministry. He explained that after graduating from college he had been involved in designing and building bridges. However, one day he …
Peter Kreeft, a major writer in theology and philosophy and apologetics, left behind his Christian Reformed theology after graduating from Calvin College. He is an impressive writer and speaker from the Roman Catholic side of the aisle. He joins the …
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Bob Russell on discouragement in ministry

"If you can be bold with God's truth in a spirit of joy, it is infectious."

 
Bob Russell: How the church should respond to gay marriage

"If you can't speak up boldly for marriage, the first institution that God created, what can you speak up for?" (Bob Russell at NACC 2012)

 
John Piper's unusual OT preaching technique

Mark Scott, pastor of Mountainview Community Christian Church, encourages you to preach the OT in a new way as he explains an experiment gone right by John Piper.

 
How American culture STILL idolizes fair skin

Daryl Reed smashes the gate of racism in the church. "All we are are dirt containers!" (NACC 2011)

 
Max Lucado on his new book "Fearless"

At NACC 2009 in Louisville, Ky., Max Lucado summarizes his new book, "Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear".

 
Paul Borden: What's going on with the North American church?
This video is a useful tool for consultants who want to illustrate the need for pastors to be open to outside coaching.
 
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