As a pastor, or communicator, it’s easy to neglect the most important component of sermon and message preparation—your own heart. With family obligations, staff meetings, and other commitments competing for your time, you may find yourself trying to find something to say, without having something worth saying. How do you prevent this? Here are some…

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This is a guest post from David Putman. Sociologist Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist introduced us to the term moralistic therapeutic deism. They came up with this term as a result of a study funded by the Lilly Endowment called “National Study of Youth and Religion” to describe the spiritually of today’s youth. You can…

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