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From Our Experts

  • No easy answers to the problem of suffering

    It is one thing to give a theoretical answer to the problem of suffering that is intellectually satisfying. It is another to look into the face of a sufferer and give that same answer. It will likely be anything but satisfying.

  • The right way to disagree with spiritual elders

    Unfortunately, today, there is a plague of disrespect in our society at large for our elders, and as a culture, we have largely lost sight of what it means to honor others. And that plague has run rampant in the Church, especially on the internet.

  • What if most of your church members don't live in the community?

    Simply stated, you can’t expect the community to come to your church if your members don’t live in the community.

  • Undivided faith: How we can live as wholly devoted followers of Christ

    I recently took our youth group to the mountains of Tennessee for summer camp. Our theme this year was Undivided: Wholly Devoted, Uncompromising Followers of Christ. I would love to say it was an easy week, full of smores, Bible time and heart to hearts. Instead, it was a week full of spiritual opposition.

  • Scientific facts in the Bible

    Before you laugh at stupid Christians, ask yourself if there is any proof that its claims are true. The following is compelling evidence that the Bible is no ordinary book.

  • Why you may not want to replace your departing church staff member

    Too many churches hire staff by routine and tradition. The process is predictable. We have a vacancy. Start the search process.

  • Two mass shootings in two days: God’s question for his people today

    Horror. Anger. Grief. Anguish. Heartbreak. Mourning. Shock. These are some of my emotions this morning. But surprise is not among them. And that is one of the tragedies of these tragedies. 

  • What discipleship isn't

    Discipleship is not an activity.  It is not an event or a class.  Neither is discipleship a list of spiritual activities that “we work on” to become better Christians. 

  • 10 reasons you shouldn't quit youth ministry

    I've seen a pattern. Most youth leaders are underpaid and overworked. The amount of emotional, physical and spiritual energy it takes to keep up with teenagers, let alone disciple them, would leave most lead pastors breathless and frustrated.