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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”

Hands folded in prayer on top of a Bible. By JavierArtPhotography/

When God tells us to be silent: A reflection on discernment for preachers

Two beams from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Towers form a cross. The numbers 9-11-01 are stamped on the center beam. misu /

What if you could have warned us before 9/11?

By Donson/

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness”: A Labor Day reflection for pastors

A pastor sits on the front steps of his church pulpit, his hands clasped in front of him, with pews in the background. Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

When pastors wait on God

A preacher in blue jeans and a long-sleeve shirt holds a Bible in his right hand while speaking to a congregation. Photo by Memento Media on Unsplash

“Is there a word from the Lord?” Why people come to hear preachers preach

Two runners in full stride approach a finish line on a circular track. © By Melinda Nagy/

Encouragement for a resilient life and ministry: An interview with Dr. Mark Dance

This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA's DART probe, upper right, on course to impact the asteroid Dimorphos, left, which orbits Didymos. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)

Unleashing a deadly boulder storm: Pastor ministry and the law of unintended consequences

A preacher clad in black stands next to a microphone while holding an open Bible in his left palm, his index finger on his right hand pointing to a passage of Scripture. © By In Titus 2:12, Paul writes that Christians are to "declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority."

“Who among them has stood in the council of the Lord?” A call for preachers to declare, exhort, and rebuke

A hand holds an open Bible against a sunlit sky. © By kieferpix/

“In your light do we see light”: A lesson for pastors in the midst of changing chapters

An example of an ancient parchment. © By AIGen/

“The books, and above all the parchments”: A Pauline lesson for pastors on the importance of professionalism

FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. The wrecks of the Titanic and the Titan sit on the ocean floor, separated by 1,600 feet (490 meters) and 111 years of history. How they came together unfolded over an intense week that raised temporary hopes and left lingering questions. (AP Photo/File)

What Titan and the Titanic had in common

Black business shoes stand on two white arrows pointing away from each other on an asphalt road. © By PX Media/

The four hardest jobs in America: A mentor’s wise advice for missional pastors

Hands folded in prayer on top of an American flag. © By jn14productions/

Three encouraging reminders for ministry in this moment: A July 4 reflection

Two hands roll multiple Cuban cigars in a wooden mold created to hold 10 cigars. © By Arsgera/

The peril of Cuban cigars

FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, former Soviet missile defense forces officer Stanislav Petrov poses for a photo at his home in Fryazino, Moscow region, Russia. Petrov, a former Soviet military officer, is known in the West as "The man who saved the world'' for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile alarm. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

The man who saved the world from nuclear holocaust

In front of a bright, sunlit background, a man holds an open Bible in his palm while pointing down to a verse with his index finger. © By

Reaching people like my father: A threefold strategy for speaking from God for God

A lone paper figure in the shape of a man stands on the high end of a seesaw with the opposite end supporting ten similar cutouts. © By pogonici/

How not to be intimidated by our culture: A response to Pride Month

Using orange chalk, a hand draws an upward arrow on a chalkboard, with many small arrows following its trajectory, illustrating leadership. © By patpitchaya/

The pastor’s job description Pt. 3: A call to missional leadership

A price tag shows three dollar signs. © By

Switching the price tags of ministry

While standing outside a church's open door, a pastor greets a woman. © By Ben White/Wirestock/

The pastor’s job description Pt. 2: Choosing between preaching and pastoring

Pastor Tim Keller

Tim Keller and the challenge of finishing strong

Relief of Jesus praying the Garden of Gethsemane

Do you want to follow all God’s commands? Jesus didn’t either


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