California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

On the verge of a precedent that should not be set.


Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016

Church members, Stats, Singing Scripture, Church Signs, and more!


Five Reasons It Is So Painful For A Pastor To Lose A Church MemberThom Rainer

If you are a pastor who hasn’t suffered this pain, you will.

As goes the mainline, so goes the nation

As goes the mainline, so goes the nation

Many traditional mainline churches are literally dying on the vine.


The next President of the United States will likely be a self-identified mainline Christian.

Some SBC Reflections—a Short Series

Some SBC Reflections—a Short Series

The 2016 SBC annual meeting saw a lot of good.


Saturday is for Seminars—and Preaching in Chicago Area Churches

Saturday is for Seminars—and Preaching in Chicago Area Churches

Here are four churches I'll be preaching at soon.


Missional Hymns—An Interview with Keith Getty

Missional Hymns—An Interview with Keith Getty

Keith and Kristen Getty drive hymnody for the missionary work.


Ed Stetzer: Tell us a little bit about how you put together the album in the first place. It’s very diverse.

Weekend Edition—June 17, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 17, 2016

The SBC and Refugees, Ministering in Disaster, Pastor Mistakes, Church Signs, and more!


Singled Out

Singled Out

It's time to lay aside our assumptions about singleness.


Singlism: the stigmatization of uncoupled adults, whether divorced, widowed, or ever single.[1]

The Dangerous Divide Between Theology and Practicality

The Dangerous Divide Between Theology and Practicality

An unnecessary divide between theology and methodology is unwise.


In many corners of the church today, there’s an unhelpful and unhealthy division between theology and practical ministry. This division is damaging to both the discipline of theology and the practice of ministry because one without the other causes an imbalance.

3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification

3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification

Suffering for the believer is never without purpose.


“Why?” is the question many of us ask of the Lord when something tragic happens in our lives or in the life of someone we know. There’s story after story of suffering in the Bible, but very seldom do we know why the people suffered. On this topic Paul wrote:

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