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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

5 ways to practice spiritual one-upmanship

We’ve all used spiritual one-upmanship to win an argument or get our way in a board meeting or committee debate.
February 03, 2017   Brian Thorstad

This is no boring theology book about Karl Barth

Most readers today might say: b-o-r-i-n-g! But surprise, surprise, the new book, An Explorer’s Guide to Karl Barth, is far from it.
January 21, 2017   Ronald Keener

Planning can make you a better writer (or whatever)

Sometimes, perspiration can breed inspiration, which is what happened when I realized I needed to do a better job of scheduling my time.
January 14, 2017   Ken Walker

What about capital punishment?

Now, this is a controversial subject, even among Bible-believing people.
January 11, 2017   Bob Russell

3 trendy imperatives the Bible doesn't teach

Have you thought carefully about what you're teaching? Is it based on current trends?
January 07, 2017   Brian Thorstad

Aging with joy

It’s not necessarily easy to age gracefully and with a smile on your face.
December 31, 2016   Bob Russell

10 ways to respond to gossip about your leaders

It’s out of style in today’s world, but in the value system of God, church leaders are to be held in high honor.
December 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad
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