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The question is often asked, “Are successful leaders born or built?” The answer you get depends on which book or conference you consult. Successful leadership is most often defined by things such as profit or popularity. But it’s dangerous to evaluate spiritual leadership by worldly standards. Someone can be a[...]

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Have you noticed that people today are more likely to express what they feel than what they think? There’s nothing innately wrong with emotions—God designed them. The problem is that feelings are eclipsing facts. Consequently, people don’t just demand respect for their emotion-based choices and opinions, but full acceptance of[...]

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As the woke movement has become mainstream, many well-known churches and preachers have proudly embraced being woke Christians. After all, shouldn’t followers of Jesus speak up about social and racial injustice? The problem is that culture’s definition of justice is vastly different than God’s. Not to mention that many things[...]

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Since the 1980s, America has commemorated Women’s History Month in March, and people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. These times are set aside to remember the contributions of women in history and contemporary society, as well as advocate for the rights of women. How should[...]

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In talking with other pastors, I’ve noticed that a few topics come up in just about every conversation. Our situations are different but we share common challenges of pastoring in a pandemic. Many of these issues are just as frustrating for church members as they are for pastors. While there[...]

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Living in the midst of a pandemic, along with tremendous political and public unrest, can create anxiety and confusion. For many, the stress level multiplies as we move further away from some of America’s foundational freedoms. Keeping a biblical perspective on our changing culture and current events is essential for[...]

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We often emphasize the importance of reading and studying the Bible. This month’s article, “A Biblical Perspective on Changing Culture” is the perfect example of why it’s vital. In order to maintain a biblical worldview, believers need to be in God’s Word daily. So, we wanted to provide a list[...]

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By now, many of you are aware that I’ve accepted the call to be lead pastor at Journey Church in Gainesville, Georgia. Stacey and I are excited about this new opportunity to serve in local church ministry. Journey is definitely local for us; it’s literally five minutes from where we[...]

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Talking about generosity during financial uncertainty may seem a little out of touch. Or does it? The topic caught my attention while reading through 2 Corinthians recently. In chapter 8, Paul talks about the Macedonians’ generosity in the midst of great poverty. Reading the passage slowly, I began to examine[...]

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