Examining the “Spiritual but Not Religious” Group

Today’s guest post comes to us from Barna Group. “I’m spiritual but not religious.” You’ve heard it—maybe even said it—before. But what does it actually mean? Can you be one without the other? Once synonymous, “religious” and “spiritual” have now come to describe seemingly distinct (but sometimes overlapping) domains of human activity. The twin cultural trends of deinstitutionalization and individualism … Read More


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William Booth on the Mission of Ministry

“We are not sent to minister to a congregation and be content if we keep things going. We are sent to make war and to stop short of nothing but the subjugation of the world to the sway of the Lord Jesus.” – William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army


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American Pastors are Older Than Ever

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jeff Brumley for BaptistNews.com. If you’re noticing a lot of gray in the pulpit these days, you’re not alone. Pastors are getting older. “The aging of pastors represents a substantial crisis for Protestant churches,” David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, said in remarks included with a report titled “The Aging of America’s … Read More


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Happy Easter!

Just a quick post to wish you and your family a BIG Happy Easter! My team and I have been praying for you and your church this Easter. Without a doubt, this weekend has the potential to be the biggest and best Easter yet. Also, if you have a moment – say a prayer for me and all of our … Read More


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The Challenge of Religious Freedom

More and more in America and all over the world, we see that if you are a Christian, particularly an Evangelical Christian, you are under attack about your religious freedoms. Pay attention to this issue. And stand up for religious freedom for all religions. I encourage you to look up and read George W. Truett’s famous sermon, “Baptists and Religious … Read More


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Easter is for Pastors Too!

I want to remind you that in this busy Easter season, it’s important that you take time to nourish your own relationship with God. As pastors, we probably give more of ourselves during the months before and the weeks after Easter than at any other time of the year, and rightfully so. The resurrection power is still drawing people to … Read More


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The Increasing Pace of Change

It can be overwhelming — I have more information at my fingertips in the course of a day than say Martin Luther had over his entire lifetime! You don’t have enough time to take everything in. And the pace of change can be overwhelming. The question becomes: how do you adapt to this ever-changing landscape? How do you lead and guide your church? … Read More


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Billy Sunday on the Engaged Church

“The church is not a dormitory for sleepers, it is an institution for workers; it is not a rest camp, it is a front line trench.” -Billy Sunday, American Evangelist  


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Museum of the Bible Opening in DC

This Fall, just three blocks south of the US Capitol, a 430,000-square-foot Bible museum is scheduled to open. It’s designed to provide people with an immersive and personalized experience on the history and the impact of the Bible. To learn more about the museum, visit Museumofthebible.org. This museum reminds us of the importance of being students of the Bible and … Read More


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Eat, Pray, Lent: What Americans Actually Abstain From

Today’s guest post comes to us from Bob Smietana for ChristianityToday.com. During the season of Lent, some Americans give up chocolate or alcohol. Others dump guilty pleasures like social media or binge-watching television. LifeWay asked Americans who observe Lent how they do it. Fasting from a favorite food or beverage (57%) and going to church (57%) are the most common … Read More


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