Success Can Be Sneaky

Success Can Be Sneaky

by Steve Wyatt As our church’s lead minister, I am accountable to a team of elders. A key component of that accountability involves measuring how successfully I lead us to the fulfillment of our stated mission. We call this measuring process “metrics”—a concept that sounds simple enough. And broadly speaking, it’s a truth so basic […]

Preaching with power

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen Edward McKendree Bounds was born in 1835 in Shelby County, Missouri. He studied law before entering the ministry at age 24. A Confederate army chaplain during the Civil War, Bounds was taken as a non-combatant prisoner of war in the aftermath of the Battle of Franklin (Tennessee). At the […]

Praying with a firm faith

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen An elderly Christian minister was asked what he would do differently if he had his life to live over. He replied, “I would study more and pray less.” He wasn’t downplaying prayer. He was advocating the careful study of God’s Word—a discipline that filters our prayers. Sometimes we make […]

Numbering our days

Another Look by David Faust Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Monday mornings can be tough. You see it in the eyes of business leaders as they head back to the office. You sense it in your kids as they brace themselves for another […]

My prayer for the New Year

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen Heavenly Father, The New Year Seems like a good time To think new thoughts And make new plans. With your blessing, That’s what I’d like to do. My first request Is that you change my heart And renew my mind. I want to die once and for all To […]