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Kids and Tantrums: How to Be Good and Angry Kevin Leman

Did you know that your kids use anger to control the people around them?  Anger may be a natural emotion, yet we have seen the devastating effects it can have on the whole family. Teaching your child how to deal with anger will not only help your family, but it also prepares you children for ...more

How Do I Share My Faith with Confidence? Bill Bright

How many times have you been with someone and sensed a natural opening in the conversation to talk about the Lord, but you didn't know how to begin or exactly what to say? Here are three specific steps you can take to share the Good News. Be ready for those situations: Step 1: Pray Before ...more

Turning First-Time Easter Visitors into Returning Guests Andy Stanley

How do you keep those first-time visitors coming?  Every single Sunday, the goal of our services at North Point is the same: to create an experience so engaging that folks will want to return next week. Each week, we’re trying to earn one more Sunday. This affects everything from how we make ...more

Five Toxic Behaviors in the Pulpit Yuri Doroshuk

Preaching can be powerful when the pastor is fully submitted to the Lord and fully committed to pursuing excellence in the pulpit. Sadly, not every pastor meets these criteria. Over the course of a lifetime, pressures mount, circumstances change, and hearts can be led astray. When this happens to a ...more

Why Christians Should Argue More and Fight Less Trevin Wax

I wish Christians would argue more. No, I’m not being sarcastic or saying this with an eye roll. I mean it. I want Christians to argue more and fight less. To take it a step further, I’d even say that fighting less depends on our willingness to argue more and better. Arguing in the Classic Sense  ...more

How God Creates Your Brain to Grow and Change Caroline Leaf

Materialists believe that the mind emerges from the brain and that the mind (soul) is an artifact of the brain. Like the Sadducees of Jesus’ time, they only believe what they can see, feel and touch (Matthew 22:23-31, Acts 23:8). This has been the prevailing paradigm in the western scientific world ...more

Ten Ways Online Church Will Change Future Church Attendance Carey Nieuwhof

Talk to any church leader, and they’ll tell you it feels harder than ever to get people to come to church on a Sunday. Even in growing churches (like ours), the competition for peoples’ time, attention and devotion seems to get more intense every year. You’ve felt it too. So what’s up? And where ...more

The New Earth: Our Eternal Home Randy Alcorn

Imagine you’re part of a NASA team preparing for a five-year mission to Mars. After a period of extensive training, the launch date finally arrives. As the rocket lifts off, one of your fellow astronauts asks, “What do you know about Mars?” Envision shrugging your shoulders and saying, “Nothing. We ...more

The Empty Pew: What If My Spouse Is Not a Christian? Jeri Odell

Climbing into the car, I pasted on a brave smile and waved. “Bye, Sweetie,” I called out the window, swallowing hard to dissolve the lump in my throat. As I pulled out of the driveway, I watched my husband through the rearview mirror, growing smaller and farther away. That picture depicted exactly ...more

Top 10 Characteristics of the Unchurched Family Brian Moss

Many years ago when our church began revitalization, we prayed and asked God whom he was calling us to reach. The answer we felt God impressing upon us then was to focus on unchurched families. So we created strategies and programs designed to reach out to these families. God showed up and we ...more