How to Distinguish Being ‘Biblical’ From Being ‘Political’

Here is a frustrating reality for a pastor during a politically polarizing time: When speaking about a social issue, the pastor can be affirmed for being “biblical”...

4 Things to Pay Attention to as We Reopen Our Churches

Whether partially or completely, churches and religious groups are starting to meet again across the country. More staff members are coming back to the office, and outside...

How We Overthink Following the Will of God

God's will is not as mysterious as we make it out to be.

10 Things Church Leaders Are REALLY Thinking Right Now

As much as you wish things were getting easier in church leadership, they don’t appear to be heading in that direction. If anything, things are more complicated than...

Would Jesus Say ‘Black Lives Matter’?

With the death of George Floyd, another black life has been taken in cold blood. And once again, there is lament and protest, but we must ask...

What to Do When Friends Leave Your Church

Recently, I had two painful experiences with friends. One is leaving our church because I am too conservative on an issue, and another threatened to leave because...

Tips for Leading Well in Chaotic Circumstances

Leadership means navigating the complexities of any given circumstance.

What’s Wrong With the World?

This series of articles (Read Part 1) contends that the Bible is set in the land of wild things. That is, the Bible is more fantastical—beautiful, dangerous...

Why Many Churches Seem to Operate in Their Own Power

It seems to me that many churches operate more in their own ability than they do in God’s power. The evidence, particularly of North American churches, is...

Why Overcoming Envy Is About Where You Turn

How do you respond when you feel dissatisfied?