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The Problem of Plagiarizing by Pastors and Christian Leaders

The Problem of Plagiarizing by Pastors and Christian Leaders

While most pastors I know are men of honesty and integrity, it’s a sad truth that the problem of pastors plagiarizing is more wide spread than many realize.

Abortion Too Controversial to Address in Church? (Plus Information on the Oregon 2014 Citizen Initiative with an Urgent Deadline of June 30)

Abortion Too Controversial to Address in Church? (Plus Information on the Oregon 2014 Citizen Initiative with an Urgent Deadline of June 30)

The desire to be popular and avoid people’s disapproval is a common reason for Christian leaders to hold back in pro-life efforts. 

Does the Word “Evangelical” Mean Anything Anymore?

Does the Word “Evangelical” Mean Anything Anymore?

I’m writing this while returning from ICRS, the annual Christian book convention. I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport, reflecting on some of my conversations the past four days. 

The Evidence Doesn’t Lie: The Unborn are Children (this post includes a special note to pastors and church leaders)

The Evidence Doesn’t Lie: The Unborn are Children (this post includes a special note to pastors and church leaders)

A “pro-choice” film called “The Gift of Choice” claims that the unborn is “a probability of a future person.” But what’s actually left after an abortion are small but perfectly formed body parts—arms and legs, hands and feet, torso and head.

Charles Spurgeon Praising the Divine Architect

Charles Spurgeon Praising the Divine Architect

Charles Spurgeon preached to something like ten million people in his lifetime, sometimes speaking ten times a week at various locations. His sermons were transcribed as he spoke. 

With Greg Laurie and Harvest Fellowship, on Heaven and Suffering

With Greg Laurie and Harvest Fellowship, on Heaven and Suffering

Sunday morning, March 7, I was with Greg Laurie and Harvest Fellowship in Riverside, California. Greg interviewed me about Heaven, and evil and suffering, and we opened the Word together. We did something similar last Thursday night in Orange County.

Encouraging responses to Randy’s book If God Is Good

Encouraging responses to Randy’s book If God Is Good

I never realized how difficult and time-consuming it is to write a book until I started working for Randy many years ago. Observing the numerous stages of a book before it goes to print has given me a new appreciation for the work of an author. 

Spurgeon's Worst Sermon

Spurgeon's Worst Sermon

It is often difficult to confirm the accuracy of a story, including this one printed in the Christian Digest and cited in a collection of stories assembled by Paul Tan. It wouldn’t surprise me to find it is accurate, but in any case the point of the story is a valid one, and I have seen it illustrated in less dramatic ways in my own life and in the speaking ministries of others.

Recommended books for a pastor in his 20's

Recommended books for a pastor in his 20's

Recently I was asked to recommend some books for a pastor in his twenties to read. Most of these books can be purchased from a Christian bookstore or ordered from www.christianbook.com.


Resting and Wrestling

Resting and Wrestling

I was listening to a John Piper message on Hebrews 12, titled "The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father," and appreciated this introduction, so I’m sharing it with you. 

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