Ten Years from Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

Ten Years from Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

The geographical epicenter of our faith shift from its centuries-old home base in the West.


Globally speaking, the church is at a significant crossroads right now. We’re watching the geographical epicenter of our faith shift from its centuries-old epicenter in the West to the Global South, where it continues to grow at encouraging rates.

Preoccupied with Love: Introducing the Amplify 2019 North American Evangelism Conference

Preoccupied with Love: Introducing the Amplify 2019 North American Evangelism Conference

Instead of being preoccupied by problems, we can be preoccupied by the promise of redemption.


Do you ever feel distracted?

No, really. It’s an honest question. Do you feel like there are too many things going on at any given moment to really focus on what matters most?

Welcome to the club; or rather, welcome to the church.

The One Thing Worse Than Being Spiritually Lost

The One Thing Worse Than Being Spiritually Lost

But what could possibly be worse than being lost?


Is there anything worse than being lost? If your answer is a hasty, reflexive, theologically pre-prescribed “no,” then perhaps it has been awhile since you felt the full, visceral desperation of being utterly without hope.

But what could possibly be worse than being lost?

One-on-one with John C. Maxwell on ‘The Maxwell Leadership Bible’

One-on-one with John C. Maxwell on ‘The Maxwell Leadership Bible’

"Most great leaders in Scripture were called to leadership from obscurity."


Ed: Why have you dedicated your life to teaching leadership, and why do you believe leadership skills are so important?

Renewing Your Church: Resetting, Refocusing, Restructuring

Renewing Your Church: Resetting, Refocusing, Restructuring

Red Hills Southern Baptist Church in Enoch, UT, wasn’t ever going to be a traditional revitalization.


“I’m surprised you would answer a call to that church.” Nothing boosts a pastor’s excitement about a new ministry more than hearing that before he even gets on the field.

For Blacks, Lies Matter: Black Christians, The Trump Presidency, and New Research

For Blacks, Lies Matter: Black Christians, The Trump Presidency, and New Research

I fear evangelicals have risked years of processing past racial trauma for a future devoid of Black voices among them.


For two years we’ve seen and heard it everywhere. Eighty-one percent of white evangelical voters chose to cast their vote for Donald Trump. Recently, my colleagues Ed Stetzer and Andrew MacDonald, in partnership with LifeWay Research, conducted a survey that brought more nuance to that 81% number.

The Importance of Narrative: Utilizing the Entire Bible to Train Up Well-Rounded Leaders

The Importance of Narrative: Utilizing the Entire Bible to Train Up Well-Rounded Leaders

How does theological education think through relevancy in the 21st century?


We all have diets. We all consume different types of food habitually.

Necessarily, it would also seem that the word ‘diet’ is further popularized as many are practitioners of specialized diets, ranging from a raw food diet, to a ketogenic diet, to an Atkins diet.

One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible,’ Part 2

One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible,’ Part 2

I'm talking with Pastor Andy Stanley on his newest book and seeking the Bible.


Ed: So, if the resurrection story itself is of such great importance, how do we keep from reinterpreting Jesus without the text? If the Bible is authoritative, we should know what Jesus thinks about these other things based on what's in the Epistles, right?

One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible’

One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible’

I'm talking with Pastor Andy Stanley on his newest book and seeking the Bible.


Ed: Why did you decide to write Irresistible?

Andy: I love the local church. I’m concerned about the church’s messaging in a world where people can discover ‘what else’ is in the Bible without ever owning or reading a Bible.

Dealing with Disillusionment

Dealing with Disillusionment

We can step into the disillusionment of those around us for the sake of God’s mission.


Pick the topic these days and you’ll find no shortage of opinions and plenty of people willing to give them. It’s tempting to simply write off the angst of those around us or, perhaps worse, to join the fray by spewing our own bloviations. These choices, however, are not the only two alternatives.

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