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?

The Most Frightening Thing About Being a Pastor

Know what really scares me as a pastor? It’s that my words are going to cause people to take action. People will, based on a sermon, based on...

The Virus and the Church

How church leaders responded during the early stages of the pandemic.

6 Tips to Plan a Memorable Summer With Your Kids

Summer is here and yet, many of us feel like we have already had summer because our kids have been home from school or daycare for months...

Looking for Contentment in All the Wrong Places

Before you came to Christ, your life aspirations arose from a wrong way of looking at the world, what the apostle Peter calls the “desires of your...