Temptation

By David Dorn
People who fall to temptation know very little about how hard it is to resist. Check out how a quote by C.S. Lewis has made me think. David Dorn blogs at… read more

Revival

By Adam Hamilton
John Wesley's message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed.Join Adam… read more

The Best Person for the Job

By Joseph Yoo
I believe that when churches are hiring for positions, they should be looking for the best person for the job. Sounds obvious, right? But some churches inappropriately use "grace" … read more

Lasts

By Eric Van Meter
Last week was, for me, a week of lasts. Last goodbyes with several friends before we move. Last mission trip with my ASU students. Along with that, the last Tour de Faith bike… read more

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Leading Growing Churches

By Ron Edmondson
I came close to titling these "essential" skills, but I knew that was unfair. God can and does work through all different types of people. But, he has appointed some to be… read more

Should Conservatives Oppose the Death Penalty?

By Clifton Stringer
The Boston Globe's Leon Neyfakh reports, in a May 25 story ("The conservative case against the death penalty"), on opposition to the death penalty from within the Republican… read more

Rolling a Joint, a Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) I am sweating on the treadmill when a young man walks onto the patio outside my window, sits at a table and spreads out his drug paraphernalia. He folds a piece of white… read more

Why Do Pastors Often Act Like the Parishioners They Complain About?

By Dave Barnhart
Nearly any pastor can tell you the symptoms of an unhealthy church: members distrust their leadership and their pastor; they insist on voting on everything, even the color of the… read more

Review: Cryptomnesia-how a forgotten memory could save the church

By Eric Van Meter
With the church in crisis, traditional religion on the decline, and technology both shrinking and  flattening our experience of the world, pastor and author Christine Chakoian… read more

Permissiveness and Authoritarianism

By Hal Hamilton
Psalm 78 is a favorite Psalm. It comes as close to anything I have seen in Scripture for providing a game plan for passing the faith to the next generation. We use those… read more

How Do You Cultivate Lay Leadership?

By Timothy Siburg
You might often hear the term "lay leadership" every once and awhile in church and ministry areas of thought. Many people describe this differently. The description that I prefer… read more

The Power of a Time Audit

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to the first episode of the second season of The Productive Pastor. I LOVE doing this podcast and being part of the community. This season is going to rock. We have some… read more
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