Monday, April 23, 2018

Preacher’s Toolkit: What Role Does the Spirit Play in My Preaching?

This article was original published on The Gospel Coalition. The moment arrives. Whispering a prayer for grace, the preacher stands and moves toward the front. He...

Hope Deferred & The Pastor-In-Waiting

“What do I do while I wait?”  It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times.  Trained men, ready to rumble for the gospel, can...

7 Strategies for Leading Your Church Through Change

It has been said, there are only two guarantees in life, taxes and death, everything else is prone to change. This applies to churches...

Love Might Win the Wayward in Your Life

The following article is an excerpt from Letting Go, a book I wrote with Paul Gilbert that was recently published by Zondervan. Intro Article Two Article Three Final   This...

Cheating On God With Your Church

Here's what's tricky: none of you think it's you. Most of you would never categorize yourself as unfaithful. Few of you stay awake at...

The Call to Ministry and the Leadership Moment

This article was originally published on Desiring God.   If I’m going to watch a movie, it’s got to have a hero in it. And not...

Natural Born Killers

This article was originally published on the Sojourn Network. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” - Proverbs 18:21 Words are important. God...

The Wayward Soul (Intro)

The following articles are excerpts from ''Letting Go'', a book I wrote with Paul Gilbert that was recently published by Zondervan.  Article One Article Two Article...

When My Help Fails Others

Since I’ve occupied my role within church plants for only a few years, I’m a newbie to ministry. I’ve experience some of the common...

What’s the Best Way for a Pastor to Negotiate His Salary?

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition A pastor talking salary can be awkward stuff. Annual incomes are, after all, the things of...