Day 40: Diaspora Churches—A Home Away from Home – Staff

All believers are sojourners—in exile, on our way to our eternal home, living in the already but not yet. We have all had the sense of not fitting in, of…

When We Don’t Delight in Reading Scripture – Joe Carter

The Story Relatively few Americans—including Christians—read the Bible often. Here’s how to change that. The Background A slight majority of Americans agrees that Scripture’s message is particularly helpful, with 54…

Day 39: Church Planting in Zambia – Staff

The gospel is the baton that must be passed on from place to place and generation to generation. When new churches are planted, they must be inculcated with this vision…

Russell Moore on Spiritual Maturity and the Seduction of Sin – Russell Moore

Russell Moore led a session for TGC’s 2017 Arizona Regional Conference titled “Discipleship and Temptation” as a part of their series “Help Me Follow Jesus.” In his message, Moore addressed…

The Surprising Importance of Self in Ministry Leadership – Simon Stokes

According to a Business Insider report, LeBron James spends about $1.5 million each year caring for his body—an investment that has paid off with a superstar career. What if pastors were…

6 Sins that Enable Abuse – Jennifer Greenberg

A person or church that covers up or ignores abuse often has a pattern of allowing other, smaller sins to go unchecked. Nobody wakes up one morning and thinks, I…

Day 38: Depth and Health in the Global Church – Staff

Our partners all over the world, from Guatemala to Germany to Ghana, speak of the tension between the depth and breadth of the church—the need for pastors and congregations to…

5 Ways to Not Become a Corrupted Leader – Nic Gibson

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I heard this maxim from a fairly young age, and took from it that power and its accompanying hubris are primarily responsible for the…

Religious Freedom Advocacy in 2021 – Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

When Kori Porter, CEO of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), was a little girl, she used to sneak into the living room to watch TV when she was supposed to be…

Let’s Preach from . . . Leviticus? – Jay Sklar

For 20 years I focused my research on the book of Leviticus. You learn a lot when doing that. Want to get out of a conversation at a dinner party?…