All posts from “Faithfulness”

Ninety Percent Obscurity

April 11, 2013 8:30 AM

Nobody knows better than New England Baptists how ministry is changing in America. And that shouldn’t surprise us. They’ve been at least a generation ahead of the rest of us for a couple hundred years. They practically invented evangelicalism...

John Piper Breaks His Silence

October 4, 2010 12:00 AM

Our colleague over at Christianity Today, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, has snagged an interview with John Piper that Ur-banites will want to read. Piper has been on an 8-month leave from ministry to focus on "soul check, marriage and family check,...

Ur Video: Why Did Francis Chan Leave?

September 17, 2010 12:00 AM

Earlier this year we ran an interview with Francis Chan in Leadership journal about the significant shifts he's led at his church in Simi Valley, California. Just as that issue of LJ when to print word leaked that Chan had...

Is Ministry a Job or Vocation?

July 6, 2010 12:00 AM

Eugene Peterson laments in For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (Baker Books, 2010) that he has been “trying for fifty years now to be a pastor in a culture that doesn’t know the difference...

Dave Ramsey's Momentum Theorum

October 9, 2009 9:18 AM

The irrepressible financial guru Dave Ramsey burst on the Catalyst stage talking about “momentum.” “When you have it, you look better than you are. When you don’t have it, you’re better than you look.” He talked about times his ministry...

Priscilla Shirer on Leading like Joshua

October 9, 2009 8:39 AM

As a leader, you face a lot of great projects to take on, a lot of good directions to go. But in Friday’s first session, Priscilla Shirer reminded the Catalyst crowd to proceed only down those paths on which...

Q&A with Frank Viola

May 13, 2009 12:00 AM

Unlike his previous volumes (Pagan Christianity and Reimagining Church), Frank Viola's new book From Eternity to Here is not about church practices and forms. Instead, it tells the story of God's eternal purposes in redemption from Genesis to Revelation. "I...

Tony Jones: We Ordain Everyone

May 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Do you believe in ordination? Or, more accurately stated, do you believe in denominational structures that regulate who is ordained for ministry based on prerequisites, credentials, and education? Tony Jones, author and a leading voice of the emergent church, has...

What Rick Warren Prayed for a New President

January 21, 2009 1:24 PM

Our previous post was Mark Labberton's reflection on how to pray for a new president. Rick Warren had the opportunity to do exactly that in a very public way as he offered the invocation at the inauguration of Barack Obama...

What to Pray for a New President

January 19, 2009 12:00 AM

by Mark Labberton There is no better time to renew our commitment to "pray for our leaders," than the start of a new presidential administration. Barack Obama needs our prayers and we should give them freely and eagerly no matter...

Urban Exile: Following Jesus in the Face of Fear

September 9, 2008 12:00 AM

Pulling up to a busy intersection recently, my wife and I were startled to see a car with its rear windshield shattered. Out of the damaged car leaped a man with a baseball bat, yelling and chasing the two apparent...

"God, Rock The Summit"

August 8, 2008 2:47 PM

This year's roster at Willow Creek's Leadership Summit conference includes an impressive lineup of leaders from both the ministry and secular business realms. Pastors John Burke and Efrem Smith, and Bill George (current Harvard Business prof and former CEO...

National Pastors Convention 3: David Anderson Reminds Us “Shift Happens”

February 25, 2006 12:00 AM

Developing a multicultural congregation is something many people have talked about but few have done. David Anderson is one of the few. As founder and pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a multicultural church in Columbia, Maryland, Anderson knows the challenges...

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