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Category Archives: Church Issues

The Pastor Must Fall On His Sword Before He Wields It

We are the only army in the world in which we are called to fall on our swords before we wield them.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Devotional Thoughts, Preaching | | 3 Comments

The Revenge of Analog Discipleship

Discipleship can never be digital-only.

Also posted in Christianity, Discipleship, Future of the Church | | 3 Comments

The Future of Christianity May Be Different Than You Think

If the lesson from the last century is any indication, ground zero for explosive gospel witness is the place where we are most likely to run afoul of the cultural authorities.

Also posted in Christianity | | 13 Comments

Pastors, the Bible Is the Best Thing You’ve Got Going

Biblical illiteracy is a problem, but many Americans still appreciate the Bible.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Education, Reading, Theology | | 3 Comments

“13 Reasons Why” Is Deceptive and Destructive

Netflix’s new teen drama on suicide is wildly popular. I cannot overstate how destructive it is.

Also posted in Christian Living, Clear Winter Nights, Counseling, Culture / Entertainment, Missions / Evangelism, Personal, Theology, This Is Our Time | | 28 Comments

Worry Is A Roundabout That Keeps You From the Road to Joy

In an anxious age, a “common sin” like worrying will keep us from faithfulness.

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Feasting as an Act of War

Feasts are explosions of joy on the battlefield of good vs. evil.

Also posted in Christianity, Devotional Thoughts | | 4 Comments

The Beauty of Spiritual Struggle

We need to revisit the assumption that struggle is bad. Otherwise, we are likely to get discouraged in the spiritual race.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Devotional Thoughts, Sin | | 3 Comments

4 Surprises in Bible Publishing

I’m thankful to be a Bible publisher. But more than that, I’m thankful God gave us a Bible to publish.

Also posted in Christianity | | 10 Comments

Outlawing Stay-At-Home Moms?

A conversation in Australia over what an economy “loses” when a woman stays at home.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity | | 10 Comments