Understanding Jesus as the center of all of reality is liberating. It rescues us from the “me-ness” of “me and Jesus” and positions us to see the world from God’s perspective and bring His good news to everyone, everywhere, all the time.
Jesus claimed authority over all things (Matthew 28:18-20). How will we respond? By ignoring the aspects of culture we find distasteful, or by engaging culture as a platform from which to proclaim Jesus’s victory?
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.
Even though our society tells us that it’s narrow-minded to believe in ultimate truth, there’s lots of evidence that says we should run after it with all our hearts. Christ says the truth will set us free. And that promise is true for all time.
Self often wins the battles of the day. In a culture where comfort is king, how can pastors and church leaders help their congregations cut through the noise and reach out to their neighbors with the Gospel?
New paths for growth in pastoral ministry require new methods, new tactics, and new ground. Stretching and growing is never comfortable but is essential for healthy churches to flourish.
Social media can be a tool to divide or bring churches together. How can pastors and church leaders use their social media feeds to bridge divides, bring peace to chaos and help others find shalom in an age of outrage?
Technology can serve a good purpose in the local church. Pastors and church leaders need to think about the implications and level of technology they want to use when bringing their people into a closer relationship with God.
The Christian pastor is in a real battle with one who seeks the destruction of everything God has built in the local church. Today, marriages are in crisis, discouragement abounds and it seems like the enemy is gaining ground. We have to protect the calling which God has given us with everything we have.
Many Christians in ministries across the country believe they are untouchable. They’ve bought into the lie that they’re simply too faithful to fall or, on the other hand, they are too spiritual to give in to temptation. In the wake of believing such lies, boundaries are often missed or neglected and ministers end up in …