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The Fire Triangle of Church

Justin Buzzard

Many years ago Leonard Ravenhill wrote: “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will... Read More »


7 Secrets to Happiness (taught by little kids)

Paul Angone

Kids do many things right. They do some things wrong too. Like seeing how far their little brother can fly off a bunk bed or eating a piece of... Read More »


God Become Man: Toward a Richer Theology of the Incarnation

Chris Krycho

It has been common these past few years to speak of “incarnational theology” as a way of describing the Christian mission to the world: we ought to “incarnate” Christ... Read More »


Drowning Out the Noise

Tyler Braun

None of us need more noise in our lives, what we need is some silence so we can effectively process the noise.

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7 Habits That Will Make You Miserable

Paul Angone

God can feel like He’s miles ahead and leading you down the wrong trail, but maybe we’re just not looking at the right map.

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5 Things Leadership Is Not

Jonathan Pearson

Leadership requires decisions to be made, often on the fly. Something I’ve already learned as a young leader is that things don’t always go as planned. When people are... Read More »


Why Using Your Gifts Is Heroic

Allison Vesterfelt

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what would happen if we each thought of our gifts like this—like something we have that others don’t, like a pair... Read More »


20 Things I Wish I’d Known in My Late Twenties

Kelli Worrall

Oh, I know. List-y essays are all the rage. That’s partly why I balked. The non-conformist in me. Read More »

What To Do When People Hurt You

Jonathan Pearson

Joseph chose to see how blessed he was because of the hurt that he had endured. He knew that without the hurt and pain, he wouldn’t be where he... Read More »


5 Reasons to Make Friends Who Are Different From You

Trillia Newbell

God intentionally created us unique. He could have made us all exactly the same. He had the power to do that. Instead He chose to create us each by... Read More »

Five ways observing Lent will change you

Stephanie Gates

The last time I observed Lent, it was a disaster. My friends in my small group were all making their Lenten intentions, and though it was not my denomination’s... Read More »


Communication: Weak Point, Yell

Justin Wise

How do you step from the camp of yelling broadcasters to meaningful engagers? It’s all in the big idea—the driving vision.

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…But the Lord…

Jonathan Pearson

I’ve come to realize that my human eyes can often be tricked. I can look around and see where I am and what’s going on around me and forget... Read More »


Focusing on the Important Stuff in an Age of Distraction

Jeff Goins

The surprising solution to our distraction confronts us every day. At the shopping mall. In long lines of traffic. Even standing at the coffeepot. Every time we wait is... Read More »


A Cautionary Tale About Dreams

Tyler Braun

2 years ago I had the dream of becoming the next sought after young Christian pastor/writer/speaker. I fully believed God had equipped me for the role. It wasn’t a... Read More »


7 Ways to Think Differently About Your Church Social Media Content

Justin Wise

Social media has been vilified, championed, and everything in between in our churches, and with good reason. It’s new, and anything new–especially substantially new–is usually feared at first.

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5 Signs You’re Just A Wanna Be Leader

Jonathan Pearson

You tweet more leadership principles than you practice. Leadership is action. I love twitter. I follow a lot of leaders on twitter and I love to read their insights.

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Jesus and the Art of Presence

Caitlin Edgar

We have a tendency, especially in an achievement-oriented culture, to want to solve problems and repair brokenness … But what seems to be needed here is the art of... Read More »


The Most Important Part of the Creative Life

Jeff Goins

If you make art, your skills have never been in higher demand. There have never been more people willing to help you do your work and vying for your... Read More »


21 Secrets for Your 20s

Paul Angone

The Freshman 15 is nothing compared to the “cubicle cincuenta.” Don’t sit at your computer perched like a Roman gargoyle. Don’t let office birthday cake be forced on you... Read More »





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