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10 Reasons People Don’t Go to Church Anymore

While many Americans report that they attend church at least occasionally, that number could be slowly shrinking. Recently, people were asked in an online ...

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Stuart Briscoe Learned to Trust God in His Preaching

Stuart Briscoe preached his first sermon at age 17. He didn’t know much about the topic assigned him by an elder. But he researched the church of ...

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Medieval Musicians Served as Watchmen Over the City

During the late-Medieval period, London had a strange law on the books—each entry gate into the city had to keep a musician on duty. This could ...

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The Pastor Who Ran Away

Kevin Martin was a minister at a massive church—but one of those churches where it got too burdensome. The administrative machine ate him up, and ...

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Failing to Pause for Fuel

Author Lillian Guild tells an amusing story of an occasion when she and her husband were driving along and happened to notice a late-model Cadillac with ...

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The Secret of Walking with God

In his book, Faith That Endures, Ronald Boyd-MacMillan tells the story of a number of conversations he has had with Wang Mingdao, one of China's most ...

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The Silence of Ministers on the Issue of Abortion

Though the following article appeared some 15 years ago, it holds true today. World Magazine, in a piece called “Silence of the Shepherds,” ...

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Pastors Who Cannot Preach

There are pastors who cannot preach, but I think a "preacher" who cannot preach is like a clock that doesn't run. It's called a clock, ...

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Ministry Insights

There are three things in ministry you need to know. Number one, it's never as good as it seems. Number two, it's never as bad as it seems. And ...

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How Much Humanity?

By and large, the Christian community can accept a lot more humanity from their pastor than most pastors are willing to give.

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