Super Bowl Halftime Show Preaches Gay Marriage Gospel

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Was it just me or did the Super Bowl 50 halftime show get commandeered to make us care?When did it become an opportunity to advance a political agenda?Wardrobe malfunctions are one thing but whatever happened to just enjoying a game of football and a few funny commercials?Not anymore. Instead, watching the Super Bowl has become an exercise in dodging subtle—and not so subtle—messages from the secular Left, particularly the LGBT community.With Super Bowl 50 being played in San Fran … [Read more...]

Syrian Refugees Test Common Sense, Not Bigotry

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We are all bigots now, apparently. Why? Because we don't welcome refugees from Syria into America with open arms when we know ISIS is using them as cover to infiltrate Western nations and kill us.ISIS is creating a crisis -- made worse by our own fecklessness -- and then leveraging it to their advantage.And we are being pressured to let them get away with it by our "compassionate" leaders who lack the courage to act in the face of evil.It is easier to bully us than to bully Islamic … [Read more...]

ISIS Needs the Gospel — and a Good Bombing

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The safe thing for Christians to say in response to the ISIS attacks in Paris (not to mention the Beirut massacre and the downing of the Russian airliner) is that we need to love everyone -- the victims, their families, and the misguided souls who comprise ISIS.And who can argue with that? Saying we should love everyone is the equivalent of wearing pink to support breast cancer research -- it's the fundraiser no one can take issue with (which may explain why we see it … [Read more...]

The New H3 Leadership Book — Q & A with Brad Lomenick, Part 2

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I am privileged to host a 3-part Q & A series with my friend Brad Lomenick on his new book H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader — and a really terrific guy who practices what he preaches.As the former president and key visionary of Catalyst, he learned a lot about leadership and reveals a lot in this book about how God prepared him for this next phase of growth he's presently exp … [Read more...]

What to Do When Church Leaders Sin

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Pastors are perfect people, right? Church leaders don't sin do they?Some of you laughed when you read that. Especially you pastors and church leaders who know all too well how human you are.But others of you immediately thought of painful situations caused by a church leader's sin. You remembered the destruction caused by it and -- what makes it worse -- the frustration you felt when no one seemed willing to do anything about it.A recent comment by a reader identified as Dan Graves … [Read more...]

What Makes Your Story Worth Telling

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Do you want your life to matter?  I do. I suspect you do too.But it won’t happen by accident. Living a story worth telling, one that gets talked about not only in this temporary life but the lasting life to come, requires intentional effort.And it’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But comfort can never achieve what courage dares to try. [Tweet this!]We say we want adventure, but we run from risk. We say we want a faith that moves mountains, but we cower inside our chur … [Read more...]

How to Know What God Wants You to Do Next

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Do you know what God wants you to do next? Do you want to?Are you trying to discover God’s will for your life yet fearing you may just make a mess of everything?Join the club.I chatted with a bright college-aged young man recently about life direction and what God may have in mind for his life. Our talk reminded me of the critical decisions that each of us must make at that stage of life, decisions that will go a long way in determining how our life story gets written.It also … [Read more...]

Announcing a New Site for Church Worship Music

In my post "Why I've Stopped Singing In Your Church", I offered some candid critiques of worship music in many of our churches.Tyler Braun is a friend of mine who recently launched a project that I believe is a step in the right direction and a terrific resource for worship leaders and worshippers alike.Check out  WorshipSongs.me to discover new church music that might not be heard on your Top 40 Christian Worship factory. Share songs you've enjoyed  or even vote for your personal fa … [Read more...]


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