Can You Hear Me Now?

“Can you hear me now?” It wasn’t that long ago a guy in a yellow shirt would interrupt our television entertainment to ask that annoying question. Even as...

The Benefits and Challenges of Business as Mission

The world is changing rapidly. Globalization, the expansion of cities and the increase of the middle class have created new and different opportunities for missions. This, in...

4 Steps to Set an Example of Generosity for Kids

Parents want to raise generous kids. We desire our children to be giving individuals who care about and share with others. After all, none of us are...

How to Refresh When the World Makes You Weary

Early in March, the prevailing thought was that we’d all be back in buildings for church services by May. Very few expected the COVID pandemic to go this...

Why Churches Struggle With Evangelism

Eight reasons churches have a hard time with evangelism.

Why I’m Hopeful Even in the Midst of This Crazy Year

The upside-down Kingdom in a world turning upside down.

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...