3 Ways to Be a Friend of Sinners

This article was originally posted at the LifeWay Church Leaders blog. The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ – Luke 7:34 Jesus was a friend of sinners. This is clearly established throughout the gospels. Jesus was among…Read more 3 Ways to Be a Friend of Sinners

Celebrate, Pastor.

Pastor's, let's be honest, as much as difficulties in the church can often trouble us, we are naturally problem-solvers. Whether it's dissecting a biblical text, designing a discipleship strategy, helping unravel spiritual needs in a church member, or serving a family as they search for hope in the midst of grief, we like to approach…Read more Celebrate, Pastor.

#TheNines 2014 :: Creating a Shalom Culture

I enjoyed the opportunity to submit a video for The Nines, a conference hosted by Leadership Network that features a series of short videos, offered by a variety of church leaders, and is viewed by an audience of more than 20,000 people. The video below is the video that I submitted. In it we look…Read more #TheNines 2014 :: Creating a Shalom Culture

SBC Panel Discussion on “Salvation and the Mission of God”

Sign Up Here! Does one’s belief on the extent of the atonement affect their understanding of mission and the offer of the gospel? Can two Christians disagree on soteriology and partner in ministry? Does the order of salvation affect how one does evangelism? When it comes to the theological particulars of salvation, what is the…Read more SBC Panel Discussion on “Salvation and the Mission of God”

Christianity unknown?

According to a new research project released by Gordon-Conwell's Center for the study of Global Christianity, approximately 20% of non-Christian North Americans do not personally know a single Christian. Read that again. Slowly. We live in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave; the country where Christianity has often been…Read more Christianity unknown?