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Is this what Christians really think about Hollywood?

Is this what Christians really think about Hollywood?

For the last number of years, The National Day of Prayer Task Force has met annually with all of their volunteer prayer leaders from across the country, in a different city every year, in order...

Finding the sweet spot of sharing the Christian message

Finding the sweet spot of sharing the Christian message

We're seeing a lot of criticism recently of pastors, writers, speakers, filmmakers as well as others about how they share the Christian message with the outside culture. Some are criticized for making it too easy...

The leadership gene: is it in you?

The leadership gene: is it in you?

You either have it, or you don't. Are true leaders born or made? When it comes to effectively leading, motivating and administrating staff, truly great leaders "come from the factory" as natural leaders. Many disagree with this...

Seven characteristics of effective Christian leadership

Seven characteristics of effective Christian leadership

What makes an effective Christian leader? There have been hundreds, maybe thousands of books written on this subject. I've listened to countless sermons and lectures about what it takes to be a good leader. But...

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The Osteen predicament — mere happiness cannot bear the weight of the Gospel

The Osteen predicament — mere happiness cannot bear the weight of the Gospel

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband Joel beamed in the background. It is a hard video to watch.

In her message, Victoria Osteen tells their massive congregation to realize that their devotion ...

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Greg Norman almost loses hand in chainsaw accident

Tee-totally plumb wore out

Tee-totally plumb wore out

I don't think a hot stone massage or a Calgon bubble bath could begin to ease this exhaustion. A deep, intense, two-day sleep, or a rest in a hammock on a secluded island with a half a jar of peanut…

Mind and mouth

Out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.—Matthew 12:34 Today's verse reminds me of a woman who came to one of my conferences and shared with me that she never stopped thinking and talking about her problems, even though she…

The problem with chronically late leaders...

The problem with chronically l…

From time to time everyone is late. We live in a world of distractions, and everything from traffic, last minute phone calls, to all kinds of emergencies make us late from time to time. The key phrase here is "…

Ever feel like your life is one step forward, two steps back…

Have you ever felt as though it's a case of one step forward, two steps back? You're trying hard, but not only are you going nowhere, you seem to be going backwards. Just brilliant! Well, when you're in that place, here are 5 things to…

Five incredible steps to close the back door in your church

Five incredible steps to close the back …

If you want to close the back door in your church, read these five incredible steps. By "closing the back door," I am referring to assimilating or keeping those who have already become a part of the church. Th…

An epiphany for lecture-loving pastors

The evidence mounts. The lecture style of teaching produces inferior results. A study reported in Scientific American exposes, again, how academia's hardened use of the lecture method is stifling learning and growth. The journal's writer put in bluntly: "If you're going to college and you're going…

The antidote to hypocrisy

The antidote to hypocrisy

After Alan mentioned he was a Christian, everyone around him clammed up and distanced themselves from him. They automatically assumed Alan possessed several unpleasant characteristics. Justified or not, the pu…

5 keys to share faith-without being a jerk

The men surrounded Candace after the community meeting. They knew Candace was a Christian. They had some serious questions for her. This scene played out a couple of weeks ago. Actually, I see—and participate in—scenes like …

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red album announcement

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red albu…

Chris Tomlin released a youtube video this morning announcing his new Album titled Love Ran Red. The new album will be out in the fall. This album will follow Tomlins "Burning Lights" Album which spent 3 weeks…

Wolves At The Gate announce second album

Wolves At The Gate have announced their sophomore album "VxV" (pronounced "five by five") which will be released on June 10th. The first track "Dust to Dust" has been released, which you can watch above.

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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

Perfect? No. But you're still the right dad for your boy. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas…

Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven

This is a book you won't want to miss and won't soon forget. It's one that will make you think; give you courage and hope, for no matter what you…

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one…

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