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Pursuing the Arts in the Local Church

Christian leaders should encourage artists in their congregations to use their God-given talents to the uttermost, either as a full-time vocation or otherwise. These artists should not be considered second-class citizens in the church simply because they are not pastors, chaplains, church staff workers, employees at parachurch ministries or missionaries.

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The Purpose, Ground, and Nature of Biblical Preaching

Preaching is both a necessity and a privilege. Godly preaching pleases God, is grounded in the cross of Christ, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit. No power on earth can stop that from God’s intended purposes.

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Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastoral families for their sacrificial dedication.

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Pastors as Guardians of Sound Doctrine

Pastors must be theologians and apologists in this world awash in false doctrine, theological confusion, and spiritual deception. As shepherds of the church, they must guard the flock. They must shoulder the duty and take up the privilege of being truth-tellers about what matters most.

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Strengthening your Marriage

How Pastors Can Help Married Couples Stay Married

As a Christian in the family of God, a pastor can model an honest and healthy marriage before the congregation. As a preacher in the pulpit, a pastor can bring the congregation living truths about the realities of marriage straight from Holy Scripture and in the power of the Holy Spirit, come what may.

Becoming Pro-Life

The Pro-Life Pastor and Truth, Goodness and Beauty

How are pastors and church leaders to address such hot-button issues as those of abortion and infanticide? We must remember that we operate within the truth, goodness and beauty of the Christian worldview.

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Depression

Pastoral Ministry and Suicide

Pastors are not immune from suicidal thoughts, and neither are those under their care. How should a pastor shepherd individuals in the church who struggle with the debilitating effects of suicidal ideation?

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