Pastor and 5 Other Christians Killed in Burkina Faso Church Attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A Burkina Faso government spokesman says six people, including a pastor, have been killed in an attack on a Christian church in the country's north. The violence took place Sunday in the village of Silgadji, not far from the volatile border with Mali. Urbain Kabore, the communications director for the Sahel… Read More

7 SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW PASTORS

I’m sure all of us who’ve served as pastor have things we’d like to tell new pastors. I make no claim that my suggestions are unique, but here are some simple suggestions for new pastors – and perhaps they will help veteran pastor as well. Don’t just study; get to know the people you shepherd. It’s wrong to… Read More

How Burnout Is Killing Your Leadership

How Burnout Is Killing Your Leadership
What is it that’s drowning us, as leaders? What is it that’s taking leaders out of the picture when we desperately need good leaders? Last time I talked about identity and how the most dangerous destructive force on earth is a man who doesn’t know who he is. Another huge issue facing leaders is burnout—the condition in which we find ourselves when… Read More

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience
By now, it’s a Christian cliché: the mountaintop experience. For Christians, it seems that anything from a relaxing woods retreat to a Mountain-Dew-induced sugar-high at a youth conference can gain the mountaintop moniker. As Christians, we long for experiences of the transcendent that we believe will forever change our perspective on life. We long for the mountaintop. But… Read More