What Color Were Jesus’s Eyes?

In my experience too many Christians are taught to avoid subjective experiences with God. At the close of William Sampson’s wonderful book, Meeting Jesus, he asks, “What was the color of Jesus’s eyes?”

Saddleback, the SBC, and the Truth about Egalitarians

While I can respect Rick Warren’s decision to challenge the SBC’s decision to disfellowship Saddleback, I would be remiss if I did not propose an alternative: join an egalitarian denomination instead.

A Theology (Not Ideology) of Creation Care

We have been charged to care for God’s creation. To be stewards of all that God has made and entrusted to us.

5 Questions for Great Stage Communication

As a leader, you must have good communication, it may be to 30, 300, or 3,000, but there simply is no option. How effective you are is up to you.

Bodily Spirituality: Why Our Bodies Matter

It is through our bodies that we do God’s will in the world. Our bodies are very integral to our spirituality. Body and spirit are connected, integrated, and united. What happens to one affects the other.

How To Evaluate Your Pastor

An annual pastoral review is a helpful way to help pastors remain energized and effective in their ministries.

7 Practices To Help Keep Your Aging Church Young

All churches become chronologically older every year, but why does an aging church remain young, vital, and more spiritually fruitful than others?

A Gutsy Prayer for Men to Pray

They have a vibrant and consistent prayer life, even though you’ve never seen their private prayers. And you wish your relationship with God was more like theirs. That kind of prayer for men is available toi us all.

Remember Your True Citizenship, Love the Foreigner

Immigration isn’t a new issue in our country, and it likely isn’t going away any time soon. As believers, we can’t allow political arguments to prevent us from fulfilling our calling as Christ-followers.

Christian, Do Not Bypass Your Grief

Grief is an important aspect of the human experience and we should stop trying to simply move past it.

8 Scriptural Personal Accountability Questions To Ask This Week

There’s great relief when we turn to God and find him gracious. So, here are some questions to ask in the mirror this week.

10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Many pastors and ministry leaders carry several of the same kinds of secrets.

4 Reasons Megachurch Pastors Are Susceptible to Falling

Let’s pray for our leaders. Leaders, the risk of isolation is vastly greater than the risk of isolation.

Can We Hope in the Face of Death?

We’ll turn ourselves inside out, we’ll do anything not to say that word. That one word. The “D” word: Death. Can we hope in the face of death?

Prayer Is the Greatest Good We Can Do

Prayer is one of the key spiritual disciplines and an essential practice of our Christian life. Prayer can and does make a difference. Do you believe that truth?

Is Your Church Healthy?

Do you have a healthy church? Take this checkup to find out. I will never forget this crazy situation I experienced in middle school. I...

Uvalde, One Year Later

One year after the shooting, and the wounds in Uvalde are still bleeding, requiring a spiritual doctor. Jesus said he came to bind up the wounds and heal the brokenhearted, and then he commissioned believers to be his hands and feet. Who will claim the words of Jesus and be the doctor?

Emotional Rule of Life

You may have heard of a Rule of Life, but have you ever considered creating an Emotional Rule of Life?

How to Lead When You’re a People Pleaser

What do you do when you realize you have to lead, you will not make everyone happy, you won’t get all YES votes, and yet you so desperately crave everyone to applaud your decisions? In other words, how do you lead as a people pleaser?

4 Daily Prayer Practices for Pastors and Church Leaders

You can learn a lot about people by the kinds of prayers they pray. We have a sample of a leader’s prayer practices in the book of Nehemiah.

Jessie Cruickshank: What the Western World Is Missing About Discipleship

Jessie Cruickshank joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how brain science supports what the Bible reveals about how people are truly transformed—and what is lacking in the approach many church leaders take toward discipleship.