The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.
Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?
A few weeks ago, I led 50 leaders from our church on what we called a Civil Rights Vision Trip. Here’s what we learned.
Does Bill Johnson and Bethel Church’s teaching fall within the bounds of Christian orthodoxy? Or do they harm the advance of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.
Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.
How can a holy God relate to sinful people? Leviticus provides us an answer to that question.
The good news of the gospel is that we have a neighbor who loved us and laid down his life for us. And this neighbor didn’t lay down his life for his friends, but for his enemies. We can enjoy God’s blessing and know his grace because our Savior obeyed the first and second great commandments for us.
Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.
Phrases like “I’m more Christian than black or white” are gloriously true, but they’re often wielded in white culture to enable and encourage colorblindness.
Some say that religion shouldn’t be brought into the public square, especially not into politics. This common wisdom is well-intentioned but wrong, unhelpful, and ultimately impossible to put into practice.
We serve America best when we don’t serve her first.