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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R.A. Torrey on a Pastor’s Primary Job

“We must always bear in mind that the primary purpose of our work is not to get persons to join the church or to give up their bad habits or to do anything else than this – to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour.” -R.A. Torrey, 19th Century Evangelist, Founder of BIOLA  


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Dwight Moody on Church Attendance

“Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.” – Dwight L. Moody February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899  


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Martin Luther on Prayer

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.” – Martin Luther


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Four Foundational Skills Every Pastor Should Have

In preparing for leadership talks for a conference, it became clear to me that there are four key skills you must master in order to thrive as a pastor. Here they are (in no particular order): Keeping the Sabbath. A 24-hour period of when you cease your primary vocation. Time Management. Your success or failure every week is determined by … Read More


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Dr. Martin Luther King on Love

“Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Ingredients in Caring for the Sick

Today’s guest post comes to us from Rick Warren for Pastors.com. The Christian approach to pain, suffering, and sickness is compassion, mercy, tenderness, and caring. Matthew records, When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 HCSB) He had compassion. If you’re going to be … Read More


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Sam Jones on God’s Order of Things

“The curse of this age is that we have put gold above God, chattels above character, and mammon above manhood. We have inverted God’s order of things.” -Samel Porter Jones – passed on this day in 1906  


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Jonathan Edwards on Preaching on Hell

“If I am in danger of going to hell, I should be glad to know as much as possibly I can of the dreadfulness of it… I think it is a reasonable thing to endeavor to fright persons away from hell.” – Jonathan Edwards


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The State of the Church in 2016

Today’s guest post comes to us from Barna.com. The Christian church has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries, but much has changed in the last 30 years. Americans are attending church less, and more people are experiencing and practicing their faith outside of its four walls. Millennials in particular are coming of age at a time of great … Read More


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