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SPEAKING WISELY ABOUT DOUBT IN THE CHURCH

Doubt is best worked through individually with trusted friends. If leaders confess doubts on major Christian doctrines, their congregations may lose confidence in their leadership, equate doubt with unbelief, or be thrown into an unnecessary crisis of faith themselves.

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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.

Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God

God gets glory from his creatures in worship by our knowing him truly, and by our enjoying him duly. Where knowledge of God is defective, his glory will be diminished in our defective knowing. Where delight in God is restrained or hindered or discouraged, his glory will be diminished in our diminished enjoyment.

Aim to be Faithful, Not Famous

Pastoral ministry comes with some pitfalls we may not always be aware of. What happens when we’re thrust onto a platform we’re not ready to take on? Pastor Jamaal Williams teaches us to make our whole life about making Christ famous, not ourselves.

Dating Later in Life

The Call of the City in the Heart of a Pastor

Urban ministers face a complex array of issues when doing outreach in the city. What do families in these contexts need and how can the minister bring the gospel to bear on the communities built in these urban areas?

At Advent, We Hope

Advent is a time of hope. It is during this season pastors and church leaders can have a profound effect on those who have little or no hope. When we show them the profound truths which the incarnation brings, it gives them a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

Apologetics in the Local Church

Apologetics is a discipline often looked over in the local church. Seasoned apologist and philosopher Douglas Groothuis helps us think through the implications of a church that does not engage in the cultural topics of our day.

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