Third Stage (Part 2): At the Palace Beautiful

Christian enjoys a few days at the Palace Beautiful. He finds rest, peace and strength for the next stage of his journey. Why don't we feel this way after attending church? How can the modern church strengthen us on our pilgrimage?

Breaking the Idol of Human Effort

Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in chariots and horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD." We look down on Israel and Judah for trusting in idols. But when we rely on marketing and remodeling our facilities to grow our churches, are we any better?

Why Young People are Leaving Your Church

Have you heard that millennials are leaving the church? It's true. Young people are looking for a meaningful faith experience. If they can't find it at your church, they'll go somewhere else.

The Resurrection is Central (1 Corinthians 15:1-2)

I love doing puzzles. Nothing is worse than realizing you're missing a piece! The American church is missing the most important piece of all. We must center our lives and ministries on Jesus' resurrection.

Deborah: “The Woman Who Led Men”

Many denominations ordain women as pastors. Some churches cling tightly to a male model of leadership. Deborah challenges us to broaden our thinking. Are women capable of effectively leading God's people?