Leadership

Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

There’s one area of temptation that’s especially common but nearly unknown, says Harold L. Senkbeil. It’s acedia, and its sad results litter the wreckage of many a ministry.

Stop Making Jesus a Myth

Stop Making Jesus a Myth

Without realizing it, pastor Bob Stevenson mythologized Jesus. He equated pastoring with following. But he’s learning three practices that keep him from making Jesus a myth.

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

After a major transition and spiraling out of control, Mark Meynell found himself in the cruel tedium of what Winston Churchill called his “black dog.”

Servant Leadership: Is Your Pastor or Church Walking the Walk?

Servant Leadership: Is Your Pastor or Church Walking the Walk?

Greatness is validated by serving, not status. Ralph E. Enlow lays out six propositions for servant leadership from Jesus’ teaching.

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Three Temptations to Bail On Church—and One Big Reason Not To

Stephen R. Morefield has seen churches hurting Christians and Christians hurting the church. How do we deal with these disappointing realities? Should we stay or go?

Confronting Entitlement as a Young Minister

Confronting Entitlement as a Young Minister

When Ryder Mills started out in ministry, he discovered he was more anxious, self-conscious, and restless than he thought. He learned that he had a lot to learn.