My Top 20 Posts of 2014
As we say goodbye to 2014, I thought it to be an interesting exercise to see what people found helpful at this site. Here are the 20 most-read posts here at PhilipNation.net. Thanks to all you stopped by for a few minutes of your day.
The sermons in which I have been lax on preparation are also the ones in which I tend to ramble more aimlessly.
Marriage lives, survives, and thrives through the normal pace of life on patient endurance, a stubbornness to make it through with one another, and a love that stays.
Church leaders give in to ministry envy and it makes us do foolish things. Here are a few ideas to help us move from muddling through to embracing God’s call on our lives.
People want to be known. Living in the shadows, anonymous and obscure is painful. Our desire for relationships has an inherent desire for others to know who we are.
I am constantly looking for the proper balance in life, work, and professional ministry. As I have thought through it all, for my own sanity, I decided to make a quick list of the top issues I am working through as a bivocational pastor.
So with the hope of bringing some sense to it all, I’ll give to you some of the method to my particular madness.
Great resource that everyone needs.
Fascinating infographic about the theological movement of Calvinism.
On Easter, celebrate Him more than anything else. Test your Easter message to ensure that you do not talk more about programs than Jesus.
Let’s just say that I don’t think I got any of my wishes to come true from this list.
A leader needs to be a learner. And, the learning needs to be constant.
Many of us now carry around a smart phone. It is the device that promised to make your life easier. We were told that it would streamline our lives. But does it?
The world is a better place because of what Jesus did through the life of Truett Cathy. I’m grateful to have been near his life for a little while so that I could learn from his life lived well.
Since I’m not one for writing long book reviews, I decided to offer one sentence book reviews on some of the more enjoyable books I read.
My friend and LifeWay colleague Brian Daniels has said, “Anyone with an email account is your boss.” It would be funny if it were not true.
Small groups must be an environment where people grow closer but not just for the sake of friendship.
Preaching is a sacred and spiritual endeavor but that does not limit us from being disciplined in honing our craft.
One of the interesting factors that I’ve noticed is that certain people appear in every church family. For the most part, I don’t think they are malicious but they are often misled.
The Washington Post has created one of the most interesting graphics I’ve seen. It concerns the depth of the ocean and the signal from the black box of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. … The depth at which the wreckage of the plane may be resting is staggering.
Like many believers around the world, I am horrified at the persecution of Christians in Iraq. It is a sobering moment to realize that the type of persecution I’ve read about so many times in the Book of Acts is happening in our day.