15 Answers to Give to the “Did Paul Hate Women?” Question

15 Answers to Give to the “Did Paul Hate Women?” Question

The email read: Dear Roger, When I read some of the things Paul wrote about women I understand why many (especially Non-Christians) consider Paul to be a male-chauvinistic-sexist pig. I will make my question very simple and specific: “Did Paul ...

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6 Things to Do When Your Church Changes

6 Things to Do When Your Church Changes

These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common…. Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. Huge screens ...

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3 Ways to Bloom Where God Plants You

3 Ways to Bloom Where God Plants You

While talking with my pastor recently, we discussed my increasing burden/passion for pastoral ministry. As we talked, he looked at me and said: “You need to bloom where you are currently planted.” I didn’t realize how much I needed to ...

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The Best Way to Preach (and 3 Reasons for It)

The Best Way to Preach (and 3 Reasons for It)

Although sometimes referred to as exegetical preaching, I prefer the term expository preaching for the simple reason that it more clearly communicates that the goal of such preaching is to expose–that is, bring into clear view–at least three things: (1) ...

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12 Smart Things Churches Should Do

12 Smart Things Churches Should Do

Because church is people, we have the choice to either do smart things or dumb things. If we do smart things, more people can be led to Christ.

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3 Ways Every Pastor Should Strengthen His Own Marriage

3 Ways Every Pastor Should Strengthen His Own Marriage

The following advice is free, but it did not come cheap. It was earned the hard way. Which is another way of saying it was earned at the hands of my own stupidity and mistakes. Ours (ministry marriages) is a ...

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The 4 Focused Teams You Need in Your Church

The 4 Focused Teams You Need in Your Church

Yesterday, as the receptionist at the medical specialty clinic checked my wife in for a procedure, she handed me a small lighted gadget. “When it goes off,” she said, “they’re through in the back and will be coming to get ...

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5 Ways to Discourage Your Pastor

5 Ways to Discourage Your Pastor

As a pastor of a local church for over twenty-five years, I had my share of buildups and letdowns. Sometimes I recall the discouraging times more. I know that I was not supposed to get down because of people and ...

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3 Ways Your Preaching Might Be Hurting People

3 Ways Your Preaching Might Be Hurting People

Orthodox evangelicals believe in something called a “closed cannon.” In other words, we believe the Bible as it is presently constructed – 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament – are the complete, written, ...

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5 Tips to Grow Disciples

5 Tips to Grow Disciples

God has called us into the most wonderful work in the world! Much of what we do can be compared to what a farmer does. He grows crops; we grow people. He reaps a harvest of grain or vegetables; we ...

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