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Ur Video: Piper & Warren on God's Authority

July 13, 2011 12:00 AM

As we continue our exploration of pastoral authority, the theme for the upcoming issue of Leadership Journal, it's worth our time to look at the ultimate authority. In this video John Piper interviews Rick Warren about the sovereignty of God....

Should Worship Leaders Talk or Just Sing?

March 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Friend of Ur, Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit), has sparked a helpful conversation on his blog Raggamuffin Soul. Should worship leaders talk between songs, contribute to the teaching within the gathering, and tell stories to draw the congregation toward God? Or, should...

Lausanne Congress Days 2-3: Gospel on the Move

October 19, 2010 12:00 AM

In the last two days of the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, we have heard the stories and seen irrefutable evidence of God's presence in the world. On Monday night we heard from an 18-year-old woman who fled North Korea...

Ur Video: Greg Boyd on Hell

March 5, 2010 12:00 AM

Our dive into damnation continues with Greg Boyd, pastor of Woodland Hills Church. After explaining our human tendency toward poor self-assessment, and our need to be in a right relationship with God, Boyd says, "I don't know who's going to...

Ur Video: Mark Driscoll on Hell

February 24, 2010 12:00 AM

You knew it was coming. We couldn't feature a series on hell without Mark Driscoll. His bold, in-your-face preaching on the subject is a vivid contrast with Erwin McManus' pastorally sensitive approach from last week. Which style is a better...

Ur Video: Erwin McManus on Hell

February 18, 2010 12:00 AM

We've heard from N.T. Wright, John Piper, and Tim Keller about the doctrine of hell. What do you make of McManus' understanding of hell and God's character? He seems to echo the perspective of C.S. Lewis who wrote that "The...

Ur Video: Tim Keller on Hell

February 11, 2010 12:00 AM

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Ur Video: Piper on Hell

February 3, 2010 12:00 AM

The second edition of our series on hell features John Piper. He's concerned that we're diminishing the centrality and importance of hell in our theology and proclamation. Do you agree?...

Ur Video: NT Wright on Hell

January 28, 2010 12:00 AM

We're starting a new weekly series on Out of Ur about the doctrine of Hell. Each week there will be a post (video or written) from a church leader on their view of Hell and the role of the doctrine...

Mark Batterson on his new book "Primal" and on "Altar Building"

October 7, 2009 10:39 AM

> Skye Jethani, managing editor of Leadership and www.OutOfUr.com, introduced Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. Batterson described his forthcoming book, Primal (Multnomah):...

Church Lessons from HGTV

April 30, 2009 8:40 AM

I was sick in bed, my poor wife by my side, during a class reunion weekend in South Carolina this past weekend. I usually make sure I get the remote control quickly in hand, so I can steer the programming...

God’s Voice in the Global Market Meltdown

November 18, 2008 12:00 AM

by Dave Gibbons I imagine you may be paying more attention to the market news. Our 401Ks have turned into a 201Ks! The markets are in transition. Most likely this recession will not be quickly fixed with bailouts and the...

Live from Catalyst: Day 2 Color Commentary

October 9, 2008 11:18 AM

Skye is offering a terrific play by play. Let me offer a word of commentary on one entry he mentioned. One of the people I was most interested to meet at Catalyst was William Paul Young, the author of "The...

Out of Context: John Ortberg

April 24, 2007 12:00 AM

"If I'm to preach to people effectively, I must be freed from my need for their approval and applause. As long as I am chained to that need, then my preaching will really be trying to fill up something in...

Old Men Will Dream Dreams (Revisited): Was it really the voice of God?

September 29, 2006 12:00 AM

Last month we shared the disturbing late night experience of Pastor Nick Overduin. While sleeping in his study Overduin had a frightening encounter with "The Voice." His experience started a conversation about our openness and skepticism toward the supernatural. Nick...

Old Men Will Dream Dreams: This pastor doesn’t advocate hearing voices, but he happened to hear one

August 18, 2006 12:00 AM

All pastors are crazy; I've known that since seminary. Some pastors, however, have fewer cards in their decks than others. Nick Overduin, pastor of Toronto First Christian Reformed Church, began to question his own sanity after an experience that was...

National Pastors Convention: Will Willimon has Control Issues

February 22, 2006 12:00 AM

Leadership's editorial team is posting from sunny San Diego this week. We've gathered with 1700 other church leaders for the National Pastors Convention. At the opening session Methodist bishop Will Willimon spoke (with his charming and colorful Southern humor) about...

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