Pastors, Don’t Be Passive on Planned Parenthood

This is my latest piece for Leadership Journal: how pastors can lead their churches to fight for life in this cultural moment:  Pro-life activism has been a part of Christian witness throughout church history, but has received particularly focused attention by evangelicals and Catholics since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Now, though, we find…

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The Way Home Episode 28 featuring Owen Strachan

Chuck Colson was a towering figure among evangelicals in the last half of the twentieth century and on into the twenty-first. His story of redemption motivated generations of young people to commit to Christ and his winsome cultural witness is still being felt today. This is why I’m delighted to be joined on the podcast by Owen…

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Why Encouragement is Not Optional

From my recent article at In Touch: “I love working with you, Dan.” It was only a simple text from a colleague, but it buoyed my spirits during an intense week of work on a project together. As I thought over his kind comment, it reinforced to me a simple truth I’ve learned during my years…

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The Way Home Episode 27 featuring Jon Acuff

Today’s workforce is increasingly more mobile. People are facing career transitions at younger ages and are being forced to adapted to changing environments. So how do pastors and church leaders help their people facing new careers? Today’s podcast features Jon Acuff, blogger, best-selling author, and speaker. He was recently profiled in Christianity Today. Jon first…

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A Moving Speech by Senator James Lankford

This is a powerful and moving speech by Senator James Lankford on the subject of Planned Parenthood. I’ve had the privilege to meet Sen. Lankford, a faithful follower of Christ. I really hope you take 8 minutes or so and watch. I pray this stirs the hearts of American consciences to protect the life of the…

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The Way Home – Episode 26: Tony Evans and Jim Daly

Why is orphan care so important for the church? I ask Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family. Daly’s life story is unique, as told in his powerful memoir, Finding Home. Bounced around in the foster care system, Jim experienced so much family dysfunction before a dramatic conversion to Christianity as a teen. Today he…

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The Way Home – Episode 25 featuring J.D. Greear

Can a church really grow if they give away their members? This seems to fly in the face of church growth methodology. And yet, this is exactly what my friend J.D. Greear is saying churches should do. They should give away their people to mission. J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, in…

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The Way Home – Episode 24 featuring Os Guinness

Today I have the honor of talking with Os Guinness, one of the foremost intellectuals in the evangelical world. Os is a longtime social critic, commentator, and author. Os has quite a story. From the bio on his website: Great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War…

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