Ministry Resources

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Whole Genome Sequencing

As pastors know through their leadership experiences, good decision making requires the right amount of information. Too little information…

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It is Wrong to Believe Without Evidence

INTRODUCTION The late Christopher Hitchens — one of the infamous “new atheists” — made this claim: “That which can be asserted without…

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Believing God for Jesus-Style Leaders

I was 19 years old and terrified at the thought of being a leader. Too quiet, too shy, too unsure of myself, I could not picture myself…

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Proclaiming Christ’s Victory Over Sinful Personal Desires

Fully aware of the importance of the company I keep (see Proverbs 13:20), I admit there is a person in my life who is no good for me. When I…

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The Battle of Ideas and Concepts and Thoughts

The new century has brought many changes. For Christian leaders the most significant are not new technologies or worship styles. They are…

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Proclaiming Christ Victory over Unjust Social Structures/Practices

“Father, may this place which has been known for great darkness, become known as a place where the light of Jesus shines most brightly — in…

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Keep on Praying for All the Saints

Samuel Chadwick claimed, “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies,…

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The Armor of God: A Meditation on Ephesians 6:10-20

In conversations with atheists, they may challenge us: “You’re claiming that God exists. Therefore, the burden of proof rests on you, not…

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On the Importance of Theological Training in Youth Ministry

The Bible challenges us to engage in intellectual endeavors to understand our faith. There is, of course, the wisdom infused by divine power…

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Preaching by the Numbers

I love both cooking and home improvement shows. I am keen on spatulas and hammers. The experts on these shows teach me how to…

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Let’s Be Honest: The Need for Integrity in Sermon Development

We have all said: “Come on, let’s be honest.” That common expression can apply to many areas of life, but it supremely applies to preaching.…

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The Man in the Back of the Room – And Other Issues Facing Women Preachers

My heart beat a little faster. I noticed the unfamiliar man who had just walked into the banquet room and leaned against the back wall. He…

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Gene Therapy: A Change of Heart

Many diseases are not a result of an attack from an infectious agent or a loss of function from an injury or environmental hazard, but a…

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“My Genes Made me Do It” Is Ethics Based on Biological Evolution?

It is quite common to read in the philosophical and scientific literature that ethics is nothing more than the result of biological…

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Thou Shalt End Well

Have you ever heard Mark Twain’s take on sermon brevity?1 He valued it. Once he listened to a preacher for 5 minutes, and, subsequently, was…