By Lane Sebring on Sep 8, 2014
Andy Stanley says "building tension" is something every good storyteller should do. Every good story captures your heart first and then points you to the solution or resolution.
By Brandon Kelley on Feb 15, 2016
A sermon speaks from the grand narrative of Scripture to the grand narrative of your life. These two stories have identifiable tension points: use them!
By Erik Raymond on Oct 10, 2015
If you want to make tomorrow's sermon shine even more, START HERE.
By John Macarthur on Jan 8, 2015
John MacArthur feels the same tensions we do--and still preaches with authority.
By Lance Witt on Oct 16, 2017
"In ministry, there are certain tensions that we must live with. Sometimes they seem contradictory, but they are tensions that are actually healthy for us."
By Todd Hahn on Jan 9, 2019
There's a natural tension between preparation and trust, but one line we should never cross is trusting in our own preparation.
By Brandon Cox on Aug 5, 2017
"Eliminate friction!!" That’s the goal most of us have when it comes to leading a team, or a church, or a company. But what if friction is actually the key to getting things moving in the right direction?
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 17, 2017
Do you want people to get along, support one another, and join forces to achieve the vision? Of course you do. All leaders want their teams to cooperate.
By Peter Mead on Dec 15, 2017
"Hearing how God has worked in a life can be very powerful. Having someone “give their testimony” can also backfire. Here are a few of the problems that can create the tension."
By Lance Witt on Oct 2, 2017
"When it comes to our preaching, we live in the constant tension between pastor and prophet. On one hand, as pastors we want to encourage and care for the sheep. So, in our preaching we want to be uplifting and hopeful. On the other hand, as prophets we must sometimes say the hard things that the sheep don’t want to hear."