Live First, Lead Second

Live First, Lead Second

Pastors have a significant impact on the evangelistic temperature of their church.


This article originally appeared in Outreach Magazine.

You can’t lead what you don’t live.

Theology and the Care of Creation

Theology and the Care of Creation

Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem is Professor of Biology at Wheaton College.


Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Reach out to those who are alone this time of year


There is something about this time of year that kindles kindness, generosity, and a general awareness of the needs of others. It’s a time of inspiring hope, belief, joy, and peace.

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

We are called to be a people who love the gift of life and advocate for its preservation.


Earlier this week, the CNN Hero of the Year award was announced. The winner was Amy Wright, owner and operator of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Why and How Multicultural Leadership Strengthens You, Your Team, and the Faith

Why and How Multicultural Leadership Strengthens You, Your Team, and the Faith

If you’ve got the right people on your team, anything is possible.


It was just one year ago when I came on as executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. In that time, we’ve hired six new staff here. Three are from different racial and ethnic backgrounds than I am and an additional two are women.

The Tears of Jesus When Pain Comes: A Reflection on Christmas, Cancer, and the Hope of Christ

The Tears of Jesus When Pain Comes: A Reflection on Christmas, Cancer, and the Hope of Christ

Tomorrow may not be known to us, but it is known to the only one who matters, and that makes all the difference.


As I get older, I see more people around me go through trials that bring them to their knees. Perhaps it’s always been the case and I wasn’t as aware of it. Or perhaps it’s just that as I get older, so do others.

Discovering Your Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Discovering Your Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


Want to Share Your Faith? Start with Words from the Bible!

Want to Share Your Faith? Start with Words from the Bible!

Believe, confess, repent, and follow.


As an evangelist, people occasionally ask me which Bible verses they should memorize and use when sharing their faith. While there are many great ones to choose from, here’s where I suggest that they start:

I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?

I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?

Working with other believers on common issues


I consider myself an Evangelical ecumenist. Big ‘E’ for Evangelical, little ‘e’ for ecumenist, because I don’t follow the classic approach to ecumenism.

A Letter to the Church from R.C. Sproul (1939-2017), His Theology, and His Work in the Gospel

A Letter to the Church from R.C. Sproul (1939-2017), His Theology, and His Work in the Gospel

A faithful servant has entered into the joy of his master.


“We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because he holds tightly to us.” – R. C. Sproul (1939–2017)

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