By Lance Witt on Jun 5, 2017
Growing in knowledge is important, but knowledge without relationship is dangerous. That was one of the big issues Jesus had with the Pharisees. They had biblical knowledge but their heart was far from God.
By Peter Mead on Dec 5, 2018
The most recent research presents troubling results. How does your church measure up?
By David Whiting on Aug 30, 2016
Pastors and church leaders often receive anonymous comments, mysteriously appearing in the church office,the offering plate, or the “comments” section of the Sunday communication card.A few years ago, I stopped reading them. They don’t even get passed onto me. Asa church leader, I recommend that you do the same thing.
By C.j. Mahaney on Nov 13, 2017
"If more people approached the Bible with a deep sense of helplessness, and hope-filled reliance on God’s merciful assistance, there would be far more seeing and savoring and transformation than there is.”
By Erik Raymond on Jul 23, 2013
Are you constantly mining the same sources for your sermon illustrations? Here are five suggestions to keep things fresh.
By Peter Mead on Jan 14, 2019
We tend to view ourselves as impartial and somehow capable of adjudicating "healthy balance" based on our own perspective. But how small our perspective can be at times.
By Clay Smith on Mar 7, 2013
Here's how one pastor answers a commonly-asked question. How would you answer?
By Mary Wiley on Dec 12, 2017
"We live in a microwave meals, listen-to-podcasts-in-double-time world. We want more with less; work smarter not harder. However, the move forward or get left behind mentality of today is not a good transferrable principle for discipleship. Mostly because discipleship is all about people, and people can’t be boiled down to a series of tasks. People are messy and their needs aren’t linear."
By Erik Raymond on Sep 9, 2014
Are you constantly mining the same sources for your sermon illustrations?
By Peter Mead on Jan 9, 2015
"We should be concerned when there is a lack of motivation for God's Word--both in our own lives and in those we care about."
By Ray Hollenbach on Nov 13, 2018
The well-rounded preacher draws from multiple sources. How wide is your reading?
By C. Christopher Smith on Feb 26, 2015
If we re-cast preaching as a kind of "slow reading," we might lead our congregations into deeper engagement with the biblical text--and with one another.
By Peter Mead on Jul 29, 2016
A preaching ministry is built on a whole set of convictions. Convictions about God, the Gospel, about people, about ministry.
By John Nunes on Jul 30, 2012
John Nunes recommends "reading" your sermon manuscript the way a great pianist "reads" music.
By Brandon Smith on Jan 18, 2018
Whatever you do, just read the Bible.