Click this link to read the unedited interview: http://frankviola.org/2012/01/23/ntwright
After talking to hundreds of preachers, we’ve found most preachers love preaching, but the grind of preparation can often become a pain. Here are three things we’ve seen. 1. Great preaching comes from a great preparation system. Perry Noble doesn’t prepare in a vacuum. He has a team at NewSpring Church that helps him prepare.
I Am a Follower by Leonard Sweet is a book that tackles the thorny issue of leadership with the Church. For decades now, we have had conferences, books and seminars on how to build better leadership within the Church. We do need leadership but the Church cannot borrow it’s leadership sylte from the world, which
Many Christians tend to view salvation as a legal idea whereby we are guilty sinners who stand before an angry judge (God). Jesus is our defense attorney and because of His death on the cross, He tells the Judge that He took our place and offers our defense before God. God then declares us not
There have been plenty of times in my life when I felt that God didn’t understand me and my struggles. How could He, I reasoned, as He is God and I am a human that deals with sin and weakness. Not to mention, that I was raised to believe that God nearly demanded my perfection
It seems that everyone looks at a new year like some magical day where everything will be different. Somehow at midnight on December 31st, something mystical happens that makes January 1st a magical day where everything changes and people get fresh starts. I sure wish it worked this way. It doesn’t. 2012 will not be
My family and I went to church on Christmas morning. Towards the end of the service the church partook of communion. What was very interesting to me was that the communion plates were set up in mangers at the front of the church. Normally during a service, ushers will pass around the communion plates to