Resources on Ministry

During my time in seminary I took a leadership course taught by the late-great Howard Hendricks. As we studied the life of David, Hendricks shared a study he conducted with a group of men in full-time ministry who had fallen into a morally disqualifying sin.... Continue...

I grew up listening to stories my grandfather told of his childhood during the Great Depression and his time in the army during World War II. The experiences he had of childhood poverty, family brokenness and the horrifying images of war were... Continue...

How do pastors preach on contemporary cultural issues? Or should they? This is a question every pastor faces as he contemplates both the spiritual needs of his congregation, the questions swirling in society, and the weighty commission to preach the Word... Continue...

I attended a funeral for my great aunt this past summer.  She celebrated her ninety-eighth birthday right before she passed. Sitting there listening to one person after another share the story of how she impacted their life, I was surprised... Continue...

The experience of watching a family live through the last few days of their child’s life will never leave you. The loss of a child is perhaps the most painful thing one can experience. Regardless if it’s a miscarriage, a... Continue...

It’s true. Millennials aren’t streaming into churches like their parents and grandparents did years before them. Evangelicalism has lost its cultural chic and the cost of discipleship has increased, even if only slightly, for the American Evangelical. These cultural changes,... Continue...

Recently I had a discussion with some friends about some public leadership fails in the news. Our conversation turned to a general topic of leadership and things we’ve observed. What struck us was how these things evolve from little, seemingly... Continue...

In order to help us best minister to women in different life circumstances, I invite women to share on my blog in an occasional series I call "In Her Shoes". Awhile back, I asked my friend Angela Bassett to share.... Continue...

It seems that everywhere we look in the pop Christian blogosphere, someone is talking about Millennials. The conversation is usually focused on what these Millennials want and how the local church can reach them. For example, in a September article... Continue...

Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and Focus on the Family.  The care line launched Oct. 1 dedicated exclusively to Southern... Continue...