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

20 Truths from Leading Major Change in Your Ministry

20 Truths from Leading Major Change in Your Ministry

God has an amazing capacity to use leaders in their present situation


1.God has an amazing capacity to use leaders in their present situation, while at the same time using that present situation to train them for future ministry challenges. (p. xvii)

2.When leaders serve their followers—meeting personal needs in practical ways—word gets around, your reputation for caring for followers is enhanced, and trust grows. (p. 10)

It's Time to End the Stupid about the End Times: Debunking Christian Numerology

It's Time to End the Stupid about the End Times: Debunking Christian Numerology

Self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again.


Self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again. This time, though, he’s saying that the world is going to end on April 23rd.

It’s on the front page of the USAToday and the Drudge Report right now.

One-on-One with Ronnie Floyd on the National Day of Prayer, May 3

One-on-One with Ronnie Floyd on the National Day of Prayer, May 3

Last year, an estimated two million Americans observed the National Day of Prayer in over 30,000 events across all 50 states.


Ed: If we are honest, many Evangelicals today are feeling rather disheartened about the state of our country. What’s your take on the current spiritual state of America?

Some (Recent) History of Church Planting – Two Startup Models

Some (Recent) History of Church Planting – Two Startup Models

As long as the Kingdom of God is being built, we can be thankful for diversity in approaches.


It is important to remember that ‘missiology’ is not a thing. It is things.

Some people say, “We just have to think missiologically.” But, they need to know that a missiology of a tribal people group in Papau New Guinea is very different than a missiology of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

One-on-One with Eric Geiger: Why Are Leaders Ruining Their Lives?

One-on-One with Eric Geiger: Why Are Leaders Ruining Their Lives?

A timely book as leaders are stepping away from their roles due to moral failure or accusations of moral failure.


Ed: You recently wrote a book about people ruining their lives, and you called it an implosion. Why did you use that term?

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