All posts from “trust”

Wednesday Link List: Semi-Churched, A Dog's Reflections on Christmas Trees, and More

December 18, 2013 8:00 AM

One week to the big day, here is a mix of both seasonal and regular links. It's exciting to think how many people get saved each week just reading these story teasers. The Driscoll Affair is bringing to light...

Celebrity Pastors, Bloggers, and Questions of Authority

February 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Shoot the Wolves from Harvest Bible Chapel on Vimeo. Above is a video from last year’s Elephant Room. The clip highlights a panel of popular pastors discussing the behavior of perceived “wolves” in the church and in Christian media. During...

Ur Video: MLK & Seeing a God-With-Us World

January 16, 2012 12:00 AM


The Real Threat of Pagan Christianity

September 3, 2010 12:00 AM

This year I have begun making the transition from student to teacher by teaching an introductory course on World Religions at a local college (while I’m still taking doctoral classes myself). We’re a couple weeks into our journey, and earlier...

Scrutinizing Church Leadership

November 30, 2009 12:00 AM

Last week I came across one of those news articles that makes you wonder if we’re all just flying upside down. This headline comes from the UK Telegraph: ”Council sets up scrutiny panel - to scrutinize its scrutiny panels” A...

The Fragility of Unity

September 28, 2009 12:00 AM

By now most of you have heard of the conflict at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the famous church that was pastored by D. James Kennedy for 48 years. (See the Sun-Sentinel article) This past March, two years after Kennedy’s death,...

Andy Stanley: Live (and Uncertain) at Catalyst West

April 24, 2009 8:49 AM

Ever faced a leadership decision, and didn't feel you had all the information you needed to decide? For instance, to hire or not to hire? To discipline or extend more grace? Andy Stanley opened the Catalyst West conference with...

Disarming the Boomers (Part 2)

January 17, 2008 12:00 AM

David Swanson is back with the second half of his post about working with a church leadership team dominated by Boomers. He believes there are a few simple strategies that can help a younger leader not only survive in a...

Disarming the Boomers

January 9, 2008 12:00 AM

Let's be honest. The distance between the Boomers and Busters isn't just a generation gap - it's a generation gorge. The cultural, technological, and philosophical shifts that have occurred in recent decades have given these two generations fundamentally different perspectives....

Redefining Character

March 22, 2007 12:00 AM

The spring issue of Leadership is just a few weeks away from the mailbox. The issue focuses upon the formation of the pastor's soul and character; the behind-the-scenes work of God in the lives of very public church leaders. Matt...

The False Gospel of Impact

March 2, 2007 12:00 AM

How can a church leader keep their soul rooted in Christ and still keep pace with their ministry? The next issue of Leadership, due in mailboxes in April, will focus on that question. Phil Vischer may seem like an unlikely...

Catalyst Dispatch: Andy Stanley on Integrity

October 7, 2005 12:11 PM

(Here's a post from Cory Whitehead, editor of the Building Church Leaders newsletter, one our Leadership guys on site at the Catalyst conference here in Atlanta.) Integrity. We hear all about it today, or at least the lack thereof. Enron,...


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