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Preaching Toward Revival

Preaching Toward Revival

Every pastor wants to see spiritual movement among his people. And we all long for an outpouring of genuine revival. One of the primary means of grace God has given to see His people revived is the anointed exposition of His Word through our preaching. We cannot...
Five Temptations of a Pastor

Five Temptations of a Pastor

Several years ago I read Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Temptations of a CEO, a “leadership fable” about Andrew O’Brien, who is approaching his one-year anniversary as CEO of Trinity Systems. Faced with his accountability for the company’s poor fiscal results, Andrew...
Missions in the Marketplace

Missions in the Marketplace

Ancient cultures were ethnically tribal and difficult to evangelize. Missionaries learned the importance of access, of getting on the inside—of mastering the language, culture, and customs, of adopting the dress and understanding the rituals. Our cultural structure is...
Gotta Serve Somebody…

Gotta Serve Somebody…

The legendary folk/rock/pop singer Bob Dylan sang: You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls. But you’re gonna...
How Honesty Saved My Job!

How Honesty Saved My Job!

When Life Action’s church event arrived in his Texas church, Rick Lawson had no idea what God had in store for him. “I was an engineering supervisor with one of the largest defense contractors for the U.S. government. In that role, I had top-level security...