ICYMI: Trust, Engagement, Mission

In case you missed it: some of my latest articles: Three Important Ways to Build Trust - Lifeway Pastors What is the most important character trait for a pastor? A preaching gift? Theological education? Leadership skills? Vision? Communication saavy? A shepherd’s heart? All of these things are important and essential for the ministry, but none of them will be used effectively if the pastor doesn’t possess the one thing that will determine the rise or fall of his ministry: trust. Trust matters. When people first walk through the doors of a church, they enter with a bit of fear. Most likely they have had a stressful, busy, difficult week. As pastor Mike Glenn once said, “People use up all of their faith just getting to church on Sunday.” They want to know: Can I trust the pastor? Can he lead me well? This is especially important in an age of distrust. In the last several...

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The Way Home: Episode 36 featuring Laura Story

What happens when God doesn't fix what you want him to fix? This is the question Laura Story faced recently. Laura Story is an award-winning Christian singer and songwriter. She has written some of the most beautiful songs for worship: "Blessings", "Indescribable" "Mighty to Save", "Friend of Sinners." She recently wrote a book: When God Doesn't Fix It. We had a chance to talk to Laura about her journey with God and finding faith when God doesn't answer in the way you'd like. I was joined on this podcast by my colleague, Lindsay Swartz. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Book: When God Doesn't Fix It Music: laurastorymusic.com/music Twitter: @laurastorymusic Website: laurastorymusic.com ...

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The Way Home: Episode 35 featuring Matt Lewis

Today on the podcast I'm joined by my friend Matt Lewis. Matt is a popular columnist, author, and political pundit. His work is featured regularly in The Week and The Daily Beast.He is also a senior contributor for The Daily Caller. Matt Lewis is the author of a new book on conservatism called Too Dumb to Fail. Matt and I discuss politics, conservatism, writing, blogging, and baseball. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Book: Too Dumb to Fail Twitter: @mattklewis Websites: mattklewis.com; The Week, The Daily Caller ...

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The Way Home: Episode 34 featuring Vincent DiCaro

Today I am glad to be joined by my friend Vincent DiCaro, Chief Outreach Officer for Carenet. Prior to that Vincent worked at The National Fatherhood Initiative. Carenet is a national organization with over 1,100 crisis pregnancy centers. Vincent is going to talk to us about the effectiveness of Pregnancy Resource Centers, particularly in light of a new impact report that came out talking about how many lives Care Net Centers have saved. Care-Net is a major sponsor of an event we are hosting with Focus on the Family, next year, around the March for Life: Evangelicals for Life. Registration for this important event in Washington, D.C. is open.   Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Twitter: @vindicaro Website: care-net.org PRC Impact Report Outraged at Planned Parenthood? Here Are Six Things You Can Do. ...

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