The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders

The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders

The character of Christian leaders is in question. We need to ask why and work for change.


The past few months (and if we are honest, the past few years) have been hard for Christians, and evangelicals in particular. I’ve felt it myself as I’ve had to deal with some good friends confess to failures, and the aftermath that has occurred in their wake.

It’s certainly been much harder on those directly hurt, but it’s impacted many of us.

One-on-One with Brian Stiller on “From Jerusalem to Timbuktu”

One-on-One with Brian Stiller on “From Jerusalem to Timbuktu”

The gospel springs into life and people are transformed.


Ed: What led you to write From Jerusalem to Timbuktu?

The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

Why is it uniquely challenging for us to address issues often associated with mental illness?


Most of us know someone who is in counseling, on medication, or has even taken his or her own life as a result of a mental illness. There are many difficult issues for Christians to talk about, and mental health would certainly be near the top of that list.

One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the Disaster Ministry Conference

One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the Disaster Ministry Conference

Below I talk with Dr. Jamie Aten about the upcoming Disaster Ministry Conference.


Ed: What’s can attendees expect from HDI’s Disaster Ministry Conference?

Bob Buford, Founder of Leadership Network and Halftime, Has Died: He Was a Catalyst that Fostered a Movement

Bob Buford, Founder of Leadership Network and Halftime, Has Died: He Was a Catalyst that Fostered a Movement

Meet one of the most influential, but least known, church leaders: Bob Buford.


The Church Growth Movement began to lose its mojo. That's not exactly a scholarly word, but you get the point. After a promising start, it began to decline in the 1980s.

Creepy Chick-fil-A and New York(er) Values: The Shock (and Slander) are Getting Old

Creepy Chick-fil-A and New York(er) Values: The Shock (and Slander) are Getting Old

The treatment the fast food restaurant has received for its “pervasive Christian traditionalism” is getting old and tired.


Just a few days ago, an article was published in The New Yorker discussing the “infiltration” of a certain fast food brand throughout Manhattan: Chick-fil-A.

Why Has It Become Harder To Stock the Church Planter Pipeline?

Why Has It Become Harder To Stock the Church Planter Pipeline?

It’s become more difficult to recruit church planters today compared to the recent past


Today in ministry leadership, many have adopted this phrase used in business and organizational psychology: pipeline. The concept is simple.

The Humble Leader

The Humble Leader

Leadership is often very humbling, and leadership is most dangerous when it ceases to be.


Leadership is often very humbling, and leadership is most dangerous when it ceases to be. Here is what I mean: Leadership is humbling because it is extremely challenging. Being a leader can be deeply sanctifying because humbling opportunities abound.

This Week, Speak the Name of Andrew Brunson, A Persecuted Brother in Turkey

This Week, Speak the Name of Andrew Brunson, A Persecuted Brother in Turkey

Please join us in standing with Brunson’s family and home church in lifting the name of Andrew Brunson to the God he serves.


On July 15, 2016, Christian pastor Andrew Brunson had no idea that a group of Turkish rebels were about to make a choice that would put his own life in serious danger.

Preaching on Racism from the 'White' Pulpit: Reflections from David Platt’s Talk at T4G

Preaching on Racism from the 'White' Pulpit: Reflections from David Platt’s Talk at T4G

The learning curve in this conversation about race is steep and more complex than the Black-White binary. And because of that, it can become emotionally exhausting for all of us.


Expository Faithfulness and Racism

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