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Why I’m a Pastor Who Stopped Giving Answers

Jesus often answered questions with questions. Maybe we should do the same.

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How to Keep the Joy In Ministry

Three things pastors can do to avoid emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical burnout.

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7 Things I Learned While Working at a Megachurch

Megachurches are just as busted and fumbling as the rest of us — it’s why I love them.

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4 Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy Churches

Pastors should follow these practices before making any hasty decisions.

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Take a Ministry Job

“Do you feel called to this church?” is the wrong question to ask. Try these instead.

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Pastors: 10 Tips For Setting Wise Boundaries

Christian leaders must learn to use — but not abuse — their power.

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How An Adulterous Pastor Destroyed My Family

After my mom’s affair with a pastor, I left home to live on the streets. I was eight years old.

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7 Stages of White Identity

How I evolved from being ignorant of my white identity to using it to extend the kingdom of God.

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5 Don’ts for Church Leaders

It is time for the church to question form while remaining true to function.

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Pastors: 7 Hard Truths You Need to Tell Your Church

If we as leaders don’t set our congregations straight now, they’ll be blindsided later.

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10 Christian Wedding Essentials

Having a Christian wedding? Attending one? Expect these 10 must-haves.

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When Worship Worlds Collide

Five ways to honor church history and foster the creativity of younger generations.

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5 Really Good Reasons to Leave Your Church

Don’t shop around for a church based on style, but don’t stay at one lacking substance.

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How Evangelicals Can End the Culture War

As evangelicals, we need to reclaim the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

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The “Rise” of Rapper and Pastor Trip Lee

A Q&A with Trip Lee on pastoring, porn, and John Piper.

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10 Perks of Being a Pastor’s Kid

Free counseling, a theologian on call, and other great things about having a pastor dad.

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Five Things I Wish Everyone Knew About TV Evangelists

What one “accidental” TV pastor has learned about the reality of TV evangelism world.

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Gift This, Not That: A Gift-Giving Guide for Your Pastor

Don’t add to your pastor’s surplus of Christian bookstore paraphernalia — try these gifts instead.

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How Rich Pastors Are Getting Richer (While Poor Pastors Stay Poor)

The U.S. government’s special tax benefit for pastors is promoting inequality among clergy.

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Praying A Sermon Into Existence

I’m coming to see prayer as the archaeological dig that precedes any great discovery.