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Shaquille O'Neal is joined by his family as they watch his jersey being raised as the Orlando Magic retire his jersey number after the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Kevin Kolczynski)

Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey retired for the fourth time: How to live a legacy for eternity

A pointer finger moves a wooden block from reading "MY" to reading "HIS," which aligns with three other wooden blocks reading "WAY." By Fokussiert/stock.adobe.com

Good news in reaching the “nones” and a transforming lifestyle decision we can make today

A pointer finder touches the magnifying glass on a search bar, an illustration of the pastor search process. By BillionPhotos.com /stock.adobe.com

Breaking down the pastor search process: Insight from Ronny Marriott, Mark Dance, and Mark Turman

A gray-haired man holds his left hand to his forehead in a sign of frustration, an illustration of the growing problem of clergy burnout. By thodonal/stock.adobe.com

A real-time answer to the clergy burnout crisis

New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle completes his swing as he hits his 49th home run of the season in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, September 3, 1961. The home run came with Mickey's teammate and home run rival Roger Maris, on base. ( AP Photo )

Wisdom in handling the unpredictable: An excerpt from “God Is For You” by Mac Brunson

A dusty Bible has the words "Read Me" hand-drawn on its cover. By Julie Hagan/stock.adobe.com

Our “ex-Christian” culture must repent or face God’s judgment

A lit candle and a handful of salt in a small bowl sit atop a black Bible. By pamela_d_mcadams/stock.adobe.com

Three steps to catalyzing cultural civility

Two men have a Bible study outside. By digitalskillet1/stock.adobe.com

Pastors: How to find joy in your job this year

A lone hand holds up a smartphone covered in six red sticky notes, each of which has a poison symbol on it depicting malware. By stokkete/stock.adobe.com

17 “dangerous” apps to remove immediately from your smartphone: A reflection on the path to experiencing God’s best this year

Charles Dickens' book "A Christmas Carol" lies open featuring an illustration of "Scrooge's Third Vistor" on the left page and the title page on the right. By laplateresca/stock.adobe.com

Ebenezer Scrooge and two incarnational miracles of Christmas

Henry Kissinger at the state dept. after hearing of his winning of the Nobel Prize on Oct. 16, 1973. (AP Photo/JD)

Henry Kissinger on leadership: A transforming Christmas vision for pastors and society

A man folds his hands in prayer above an open laptop on a table. A closed Bible sits to the right of the laptop. Pcess609/stock.adobe.com

Why God “gives us discernment”: The life-giving power of intercession in a secularized culture

A manger at night sits in contrast to three crosses on a hill at daybreak signifying Christ's birth at Christmas, his death on the cross, and his ultimate resurrection. By Kevin Carden/stock.adobe.com

Redeeming “the most wonderful time of the year”: Three countercultural principles for Christmas

A man clasps his hands in prayer on top of a Bible sitting atop a wood table. By 4Max/stock.adobe.com | What does 1 Thessalonians 5 18 mean

When the Bible changed my mind about thanksgiving

A man in glasses bows his head in prayer while holding a Bible upright on a table, its spine and the word "BIBLE" facing out. By Pcess609/stock.adobe.com. Many pastors and church leaders suffer from compassion fatigue.

A cure for compassion fatigue from two unlikely sources

Martin Luther statue in Eisleben. By nhermann/stock.adobe.com

Nailing theology to a church door: Incarnational missiology and our Acts 8:1 moment

A green cutout of a man presses against leaning dominoes, preventing more from falling. By Andrey Popov/stock.adobe.com

“Be strong, and show yourself a man”: Encouragement for perilous times

A red paper airplane diverts its path from the status quo travel of a line of white paper airplanes traveling in a straight, diagonal direction. By Worawut/stock.adobe.com

4 innovation tools for every leader: An excerpt from “The Ways of the Leader” by Bill Mowry

A man holds an open Bible in his hands, pointing to a verse with his right index finger. BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com

“Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man”: A call to courageous preaching

The Israel flag flies above the Western Wall in Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the background. By Nick Brundle /stock.adobe.com

Using questions about Israel to teach eternal truth

A couple holds hands in prayer over an open Bible on a wooden table. By Pcess609/stock.adobe.com

When a cohabiting couple wants to join your church: Church membership in a post-Christian culture

A right hand holds a pen above a notepad with the word "Hello" scribbled on it in bad handwriting. By molenira/stock.adobe.com

My terrible handwriting and the voice of God

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders walks onto the field before an NCAA football game against Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Beware the temptation of the celebrity pastor

Can We Talk? The Journey of Oak Hills Church: An excerpt from “Pivot”

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