Cocooning In Crisis

by Karilee Hayden Once again, that interloper named crisis arrived without warning. It came during our church choir rehearsal. My husband, Dan, was sitting on the front pew, narration in hand, while I sang my part in the soprano section. The music sounded stunning. The decorations were perfect, even exquisite. And to top it off, […]

Pulse Check: August 22, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Cultural Insight Sermon Nuggets Wisdom from the Ages Cultural Insight The State of Marriage Today Charles Dickens’ famous opening line of A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” […]

Call Me Coach: Winning Starts At Home

by Tim Popadic If you have children, you’re no stranger to the countless things that kids will ask of you – including the roles that they expect parents to play in their lives. On one hand, it’s flattering that children think their parents have an endless supply of wisdom and energy. On the other hand, […]

Pulse Check: August 15, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Research Notes Staff Meeting Wisdom from the Ages Research Notes Evangelicals and Changing Genders Last month, our friends at LifeWay research came out with some seemingly concerning research findings: 45% of American adults don’t believe that it’s morally wrong for someone to identify as the gender opposite of their natal […]

Pulse Check: August 8, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Research Notes Sermon Nuggests Tweetable Truth God’s Unflagging Grace “We do not desire our sins to be forgiven as much as God desires to forgive our sins.”  -John Chrysostom Back to top Research Notes What Fathers Do for Healthy Child Development Research over the last 5 decades has […]

3 Allies For Your Marriage

by Jesse Rincones “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them.” That quote has been attributed to Winston Churchill; however its truth can speak directly to the battle for the pastor’s marriage. You may feel that having people overly concerned about your marriage is a recipe for […]

6 Principles of Biblical Stewardship

by Shane Stanford When is enough enough? No decision affects our futures more. As consumer debt rises, so do the levels of personal and relational stress permeating our families, workplaces, and churches. And pastors are no exception. Confronting our consumerist tendencies produces a wealth of benefits. But why is it so hard to decide that […]

Pulse Check: August 1, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Tweetable Truth Wisdom from the Ages Sermon Nuggests Tweetable Truth Family Issues at the Cross: Consider the family drama at Christ’s cross. Forsaken by His Father. Lining up care for His mother. Our Savior knows about family problems. Back to top Sermon Nuggets The Home Is Where Humanity is Built, […]

Ancient Advice From A Fellow Pastor

By Lance Witt Pastors listen to other pastors. We listen to other people in ministry who are down in the trenches doing the hard work of leading others. Jeremiah was called to ministry. And he was given a very tough ministry assignment. God let him know in advance that he would not pastor a megachurch. […]

Pulse Check: July 25, 2016

Included in this week’s issue: Research notes Staff Meeting Wisdom from the Ages Research Notes Marriage’s Surprising Benefits   Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia and Director of the National Marriage Project and Robert Lerman from the Urban Institute offer some important findings on the intimate connection between marriage and personal well-being in a […]