Accepting imperfections will improve your writing

For me to proclaim, “You’re not perfect!” might sound a bit jarring or insulting. But it’s true. And, once you accept that, it will set you free.


You are under surveillance

Almost everywhere we go these days we are being videotaped. However, there is a sobering spiritual truth that most people ignore.
April 22, 2017   Bob Russell

10 ways pastors can be bad bosses

Over the course of three decades, I have seen some pastors thrive and others fail. And I have seen two common reasons for pastors failing.
April 08, 2017   Thom Rainer

Should children miss church to play sports?

There’s been a radical shift in our culture’s attitude toward Sundays in recent years.
April 04, 2017   Bob Russell

3 analogies for understanding redevelopment transitional pastors

I’ve found that the following analogies are helpful for understanding the new paradigms in transitional (interim) pastoral ministry.
April 01, 2017   Brian Thorstad

Facts, faith, feelings

As a young man studying for ministry I learned that was the proper sequence to follow in our walk with God.
March 27, 2017   Bob Russell

A pastor's review: NIV Zondervan Study Bible

This is a resource I will use daily.
March 25, 2017   Jeff Klick

What is the church for anyway?

Let's look at the church's mission.
March 14, 2017   Brian Thorstad

5 principles to help pastors and staff know when to compromise

Some of the most painful wounds in ministry are self-inflicted. However, sometimes compromise is in order.
March 13, 2017   Thom Rainer

Keep calm and pray on

In light of the outrage that’s sweeping our nation, we (especially pastors and church leaders) would do well to remember several biblical principles.
March 08, 2017   Bob Russell

Shame and religion's role

The very force that should give life, often kills someone's soul.
March 04, 2017   Dave Blundell

What does faith look like?

I have always claimed to have faith. But it wasn’t until recently that I decided I was not the one who determined my faith.
March 01, 2017   Fred Noble

7 steps to take if the cartel and bullies run you out of the church

Are you a victim of bullying within the church walls? Here's how to recover.
February 15, 2017   Thom Rainer

Avoid the straitjacket of grammar checkers

Here are tips for creating solid content to accompany your leadership and the message you desire to communicate.
February 14, 2017   Ken Walker

To love the church or not

Have you considered the motive behind your deep affection for your church?
February 09, 2017   Fred Noble
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