Focusing on the One Big Thing in 2016

2015 is gone. 2016 has arrived like a freight train barreling forward. Time never stands still. Every minute that passes by means that we are closer to the return of Christ.... Read More

How To Handle Terror From the Pulpit

On Friday November 13th, we watched in horror as 127 people were murdered and another 180 were injured in brutal terror attacks that struck Paris. It was a surreal scene. It... Read More

5 Keys to Avoiding a Leadership Crisis

It happens in the blink of an eye. One day a pastor is doing meaningful and fruitful ministry within a growing local church. The next day he disappears. Death, moral failure,... Read More

An Ashley Madison Wake-Up Call

You’ve probably seen the TV commercials. A married couple looks like a scene from The Walking Dead.  The Ashley Madison Website promises to heal all wounds if one... Read More

6 Things to Remember about Marriage

The Evangelical Christian Community in North America is in turmoil. Based on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, and the subsequent parades of... Read More

Who's Running Your Church?

I believe in strong and healthy church governance. This is a largely overlooked area of church life. If we do it right, it can help us soar. If we do it wrong, it’ll... Read More

The Call to Keep Going

For any Christian, these words of Paul should stop us in our tracks: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course... Read More

Why 2015 Should Include Church Planting

Another new year is upon us. Many of us are tired. We’ve staggered to 2014 the finish line. We’re waiting to see if we made budget. The furthest thing from our... Read More

The Insidious Plague of Racism

How should a Christian react to racism? It’s a relevant and important question. The recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City regarding white... Read More

Hero or Villain?

The Special Case of Brittany Maynard The debate surrounding physician-assisted suicide has touched a new generation. Terminally ill Brittany Maynard ended her life this week... Read More