Accruing Power

By John Flowers, Karen Vannoy
The leadership or nominating committee of any local church is a place where we pastors can do our most productive work. In a best-case scenario, committee members put their heads… read more

Altar Call: Yes or No?

By Adam Hamilton
I would like to offer a word of challenge to preachers on both sides of the theological spectrum regarding the "altar call." Some of you come from a tradition that feels a sermon… read more

Protect Them from the Evil One

By Roberto L. Gómez
Each year our church honors high school and college graduates. Imagine if our Lord Jesus Christ himself were here to address the graduates. In today's text we find Jesus… read more

Working in the Cloud

By Shane Raynor
When I came to Ministry Matters in 2010, I set two major goals as I was acquiring tools to help me do my job. First, I wanted to go as "paperless" as possible. It's not that I was … read more

Healing Church Conflict

By K. Brynolf Lyon and Dan P. Moseley
Most of our intense conflicts are the result of either the loss or perceived loss of something that is central to our self-identity or sense of well-being. For individuals or… read more

Peace Be with You

By Adam Thomas
Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. (N.T. Wright) Jesus said… read more

Biblical Checks and Balances

By Shane Raynor
Once you were alienated from God and you were enemies with him in your minds, which was shown by your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through… read more

Who Does God Love?

By Common English Bible
Who does God love? from Common English Bible on Vimeo. read more

The Bible on Taxes

By Warren Carter
The biblical traditions constantly engage and reflect the structures and daily realities of aristocratic-controlled empires. Empires employ a proprietary theory whereby ruling… read more

The Fall of the American Dream

By Frank A. Thomas
The term "American Dream" is only eighty years old. In the grim and turbulent atmosphere of the Great Depression in 1931, historian James Trunslow Adams published The Epic of… read more

Leaving Vegas: When God Tests Us

By David Dorn
"After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, 'Here I am.' He said, 'Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of… read more

5 Lessons from 'Caine's Arcade'

By Shane Raynor
The newest celebrity on the Internet is a nine year old kid from East Los Angeles. If you haven't heard of Caine Monroy, he's the star of a short film by Nirvan Mullick that has… read more
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