David Hardin

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Willow Creek Elders and Lead Pastor Heather Larson Resign over Hybels Handling

In the summer of 2008, Bill Hybels stood in front of thousands of pastors and other church leaders gathered at Willow Creek Community Church and …

New Testament

Why Your Church Needs to Quadruple Its Outreach Efforts

Why Your Church Needs to Quadruple Its Outreach Efforts• <b>Many churches are in distressing inertia, and need a shock to the system</b>• <b><br>We must reallocate our</b> …

The Private Lives of Public Leaders

<i>This article originally appeared in the November 20, 1987 issue of</i> Christianity Today.<p>"I began to feel I was an exception, that what I would censure …

Narcissism

He’s a Superstar Pastor. She Worked for Him and Says He Groped Her Repeatedly.

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — After the pain of watching her marriage fall apart, Pat Baranowski felt that God was suddenly showering her with blessings.<p>She had a new job at her Chicago-area megachurch, led by a dynamic young pastor named the Rev. Bill Hybels, who in the 1980s was becoming one of the …

Bill Clinton

What Saint Paul Really Said about Slavery

April 3, 2014 by Scot McKnight<p>What we often want Paul to be saying in Philemon, namely set the man free and emancipate him and make a statement about …

ReThinking Church Planting

In the North American, post-Christian context in which we now live, we can’t plant churches by simply starting a Sunday morning worship gathering. …

Climbing

6 Principles Healthy Churches Use To Deal With Conflict Well

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3<p>Conflict is inevitable. Even in a healthy marriage, family and church.<p>Like healthy marriages and families, healthy …

'He's Just Not a Spiritual Leader,' and Other Christian Dating Myths

A 2008 Pew Research Center survey found that, when it comes to the character traits deemed most important for political and corporate leadership, …

That Elect Lady

September 18, 2014 by Scot McKnight<p>Not often observed in the conversation (ahem, debate) about women in ministry is 2 John, a letter addressed by …

Secularizing Kingdom

November 15, 2010 by Scot McKnight<p>The word “secular” and the word “kingdom” should not be brought together. The paradox of what I’m hearing is that …

Pastor As Midwife (Mike Glenn)

By Mike Glenn The Pastor as Midwife Every church I know has a strategic plan. It’s nicely bound and prominently displayed on the shelf of the pastor …

Paul and the Women of Corinth

April 13, 2015 by Scot McKnight<p>I don’t know if you’ve ever done this but if you do I suspect you will be frustrated. Try reading the Song of Solomon …

How Adults Are Ruining Youth Sports | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p><b>HOW ADULTS ARE RUINING YOUTH SPORTS</b><p>My son asked me today if he can quit baseball. He says he doesn’t like it. He calls it boring, no fun and says he doesn’t want to do it anymore. To my dismay, he …

Does your board know its business?

As the controversy continues surrounding Willow Creek Community Church’s pastor Bill Hybels, its Board of Elders has offered a public apology for how …

Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3<p>The Sunday morning pass-the-plate offering has always been a reliable predictor of the commitment level of church …

Do Egalitarians Take the Bible Seriously?

I was raised complementarian. More importantly, I was raised in something of a theological echo chamber where my complementarian convictions went …

Christianity

Are you using a broken playbook from the 60s?

Are you using a broken playbook from the 60s to encourage giving in your church?<p>In 1987, Bob Knight could do no wrong. He had just led the Indiana …

Do atheists love as well as Christians?

A self-avowed atheist correspondent challenged me on my last post for “Context,” the one that showed “Very Committed” Christians giving more to …

Household Names

Household NamesBy Michael PeppardApril 23, 2018Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the most significant theological text in Christian history. …

Are People Leaving the Church?

Featured Image Credit: Virtue Online<p>by Ryan P. Burge, Eastern Illinois University<p>I grew up Southern Baptist. When I moved into my teenage years I …

Report from the Pew for Sunday, April 29, 2018

Report from the Pew for Sunday, April 29, 2018<p>I attended three churches today. Two of the three were for music presentations.<p>Church A had its annual …

Piano

It’s Not Billy Graham Rule or Bust

15 ways my husband and I guard our marriage while still loving our friends of the opposite sex. With recent allegations of indiscretion against a …

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Outreach Ministry

His statement shocked me.To be certain, I knew the anecdotal evidence was not good, but his words surprised me beyond my worst expectations. He had …

Autopsy

Women in Ministry

<i>In the following article, we present Fuller Seminary’s position on women in ministry, as described and biblically supported by the late Professor of</i> …

Theology

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Google finds STEM skills aren't the most important skills

Blog, Transforming Work<p>Terrific Washington Post column on research done by Google on the skills that matter most to its employees success. Big …

Employment

The Palms, the Temple, and the Nations

What made Jesus explode in the Temple on Monday is actually related to his Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday. The black Baptists of the South are not …

Christianity

Mimi Haddad Responds To John Piper

From CBE, by Mimi Haddad Most of us—no matter our stance on gender roles or faith background—are stunned by the vast number of people demeaned by …

Theology

Simon Sinek "At the end, you will get your turn "

The Necessity of Tradition for Theological Interpretation (Part 1)

One area that evangelicals have generally been weak on, or even hostile to, is in their attitude towards tradition. Many evangelicals have tended to …