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8 Habits of the Excellent Bible Teacher

I’ve learned that becoming excellent at anything starts with carefully cultivating particular daily habits. Excellence is more about the seemingly small things we do every...

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The Dangers of Faking It in Ministry

The pull to becoming a worse Christian—cold, distant from God, hypocritical, and even involved in burn-down-your-life scandals—is far stronger when you are ministering to others...

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God Doesn't Need Talented People

The apostle Paul, being quite familiar with the church’s craving for powerful personalities, often spoke differently. God doesn't need talented people.

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Is It Okay For a Woman to Write Theology and Be Read by Men?

“Do you believe it is okay for a woman to think and write about theology, given she will also be read by men such as...

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Why Our Expectations for Teens in the Church Are Way Too Low

We need kids to learn how to be real church members, and we need kids to have good ecclesiology—a good theology of the church. But...

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15 Ways to Lead Like Jesus

As Christians in service to God, we are called to a ministry, not a business, and to a vocation, not a paycheck.

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Encouragement for Weary Leaders: What You are Doing Matters

Having now served for eighteen years in pastoral ministry, I still resist the professor’s advice that pastors should seek their primary community and friendships outside of...

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Preventing Pastoral Burnout

Burnout is a widespread problem not only in our society but in the church. Pastors are not immune to this. What should we do to...

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The Kind of Leadership that Glorifies God

The apostle Paul, being quite familiar with the church’s craving for powerful personalities, often spoke differently. 

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8 Traits of a Faithful Minister

The measure of anyone’s ministry is not how many people are in their church, how many blog readers or Twitter followers they have, how many...