Two pastors filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming the soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about health risks through its advertisements. (more…) Read More
As we approach July 4th, many pastors preach about Christians in America repenting of sin and turning back to the Lord so that He will bless His churches. One text they often use is 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NASB): (more…) Read More
I have the joy of receiving thousands of questions from pastors and other church leaders every year. The questions come through social media, email, my blog at ThomRainer.com, my podcast at Rainer on Leadership and, in recent months, Church Answers. (more…) Read More
One of the biggest problems in the church is that we have way too many preachers and ministry workers trying to be original while, at the same time, strangely, sounding the same, looking the same, thinking the same, and doing the same things. And in their feeble attempts to be Read More
The 2017 Pastors Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 11–12 was historic for a couple reasons. (more…) Read More
Pastors and entity leaders discussed church unity in a divisive age and the statistical decline of the denomination during two 9Marks conversations held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix.
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Pastors and entity leaders discussed church unity in a divisive age and the statistical decline of the denomination during two 9Marks conversations held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…) Read More
Jake’s father was a successful politician and his mother was a lawyer. He had a proclivity toward philosophy and music, and he looked like a rock star with his unkempt hair, flannel shirts, and tattooed forearms. While attending a large university, Jake began to spiral into despair fueled by drugs Read More
North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell told the entity's trustees that in order to see the kind of turnaround in baptisms that Southern Baptists desire, it will take millions of Southern Baptists having tens of millions of gospel conversations.
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As a boy preacher, I had many opportunities to preach, but my father did not allow me to receive an honorarium for my preaching. But it didn’t matter to me. If I had the money, I would have paid pastors to let me preach! These early opportunities taught me not to Read More
Michael Duduit is the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Anderson University in South Carolina. He is also the Dean of the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University. And he is the Dean of the chapel. Yet Duduit spends his life training men to preach both within the academy Read More
In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem? How does this contemporary situation compare to the history of Protestant churches? How should pastors seek to reinvigorate their churches’ prayer practices? (more…) Read More
After the recent tragedy in Times Square where a troubled former Navy recruit mowed down 23 pedestrians, killing one young girl, Christian leaders rallied together and brought Jesus Week to the heart of New York City.
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In an engaging interview with EEW President Dianna Hobbs, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, EEW Magazine’s 2017 “Best Book of the Year” Award-winning author of The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God, opens up about the trials and triumphs of ministry, overcoming the death of a child, Read More
Serving as a pastor of a local church is a difficult job. Each of us need all the help we can get. No one can help us like God. (more…) Read More
A renowned Reformed pastor, great preacher, visionary leader, and tender man endured such criticism from his church that he almost despaired. He told one of his confidants, “After 12 years as a pastor, I had to put a wall between myself and my people so I wouldn’t have to quit the ministry.” (more…) Read More
Pastors, seminary students, Bible teachers, ministry leaders and writers were among those who gathered in Nashville for a crash course in Christian ethics. Participants testified they came away better prepared to address the difficult issues of the day. (more…) Read More
Sunday, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott will sign into law Senate Bill 24, which codifies the religious liberty protections of pastors in his state that are enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (more…) Read More
It won’t be the first mosque in Johnston County, but for now it’s the only one. (more…) Read More
After some 27 years as a senior pastor, at age 58, I have taken on what I hope will be my fourth and final church. By the grace of God, I've made it this far and with His help I plan to finish strong. (more…) Read More