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Have a Caleb Spirit

June 16, 2014 8:00 AM

"Politics is a fact of life," the leader said. He meant, "Politics is a fact of life in this church-related structure." He added, "Maybe you need to be more of a politician." A few days later, Henry Blackaby stood...

When Your Calling Feels too Small

May 29, 2014 8:00 AM

Lately, I'm hearing a lot about "calling" and following wherever Jesus leads. And I've been right there on the front row, soaking it up. When I read on this site about Jennie Allen's book Restless, I bought the eBook...

Your Next Women's Ministry Event: Leading Women to Jesus

May 8, 2014 8:00 AM

Leaving church one afternoon, I was talking to "Nancy," a leader I served with. A new leader, "Sally," stopped to ask Nancy a question. Sally had just completed her training session and noticed one of the requirements of all...

Lead Me On: Don’t Be Surprised

March 31, 2014 8:00 AM

I recently heard a sermon about a man who possessed incredible faith: Jairus. And his daughter was about to die. Just as one would expect from a sermon, Jairus sought out Jesus, found him, secured a few one-on-one moments...

A Counterculture for the Common Good

December 4, 2012 8:55 AM

In contrast to countercultures that separate, antagonize, or copy culture, the next Christians are a counterculture for the common good that is centered and immoveable. They don’t concern themselves with popularity, what they can achieve for themselves, or whether the...

Thoughts on C. S. Lewis and Sabotage

May 29, 2012 10:11 AM

This is one of my favorite C. S. Lewis quotations, from Mere Christianity: “Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in...

No Doubt?

August 28, 2009 9:07 PM

When do we stop being spiritual seekers? Certainly, through a faith commitment to Jesus, we move from the theological category “lost” to the category “found.” But does the seeking ever truly end? Should it? I’ve often heard it said that...

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