The Technological Discipleship Gap

The Technological Discipleship Gap

New digital technologies have potential to either advance the gospel or sow destruction.


In 1988, my wife Donna and I planted our first church in Buffalo.

Reframing the Issue of Poverty

Reframing the Issue of Poverty

Poverty is more than just a physical reality.


Poverty is a tricky thing to define; especially for those of us living in a Western context.

Kingdom Patriotism

Kingdom Patriotism

When we are captivated by the great treasure of Christ and his Kingdom, we’re positioned to winsomely invite others to join us


Perhaps the most insidious error of the church in North America has little to do with liberalism and conservatism, and far more to do with exchanging our spiritual identity with Christ for a cobbled, syncretistic mixture of patriotism, consumerism, and political influence.

One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith

One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith

What are the top five things parents need to do to raise children in the Christian faith?


Ed: Your new book is based on some research done on key factors that helps us raise kids who are strong in their faith. What was the heartbeat behind this research?

Partnering Across Denominations

Partnering Across Denominations

We can learn from one another and grow together in our love for Christ and the world.


How Pastors Can Leave Well

How Pastors Can Leave Well

Five ways to facilitate a healthy ‘goodbye’ when leaving your church.


Leaving places can be difficult. Saying goodbye, even when absolutely necessary, can be really painful—especially for pastors.

One-on-One with Bryan Loritts on Being a Stranger in White Evangelicalism

One-on-One with Bryan Loritts on Being a Stranger in White Evangelicalism

"If God can raise a dead Jesus, then he can step into the divisive sociological milieu we find ourselves in and bring healing."


Why I Wrote ‘Christians in an Age of Outrage’

Why I Wrote ‘Christians in an Age of Outrage’

I want to help Christians engage an outraged world with discernment and wisdom, seeing the world as the mission field to which God has called us.


Nearly a year ago this week I started writing a book.

The Truth of How Pastors Are Doing as We Look to Pastor Appreciation Month

The Truth of How Pastors Are Doing as We Look to Pastor Appreciation Month

We should remind ourselves to try not to place unreasonable expectations on the person leading our church.


There’s a lot of data out there saying that pastors are not doing well.

In fact, in the past several years, there’s been data going around insinuating that pastors are miserable, depressed, and ready to leave their positions of ministry altogether.

Five Signs My Church May Have Become an Idol

Five Signs My Church May Have Become an Idol

How can we see the signs and repent?


Most of us have misspent precious time on WebMD. We’ve developed a peculiar malaise and launched our own investigative examination (with unquestioned personal expertise) to secure a speedy and satisfying diagnosis.

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