Loren Gjesdal

Christian theology

Christian Theology: Is It for Me?

Reading Time: 3 minutes3 quick questions and a controversy for you, the reader of this article, to consider: Is

Give thanks, Share Jesus

Give Thanks, Share Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is the season in which we are reminded to give thanks in everything (1 Thes 5:18). The last…

Book of Psalms

My Problem with Poetry

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a holder of an English degree, I suppose I should love poetry, but I don’t. It has always…

Preaching—What’s the Point?

Preaching—What’s the Point?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are an estimated 380,000 churches in the United States. In the vast majority of these churches, the pulpit…

Small-Group Based Team Ministry

How Can Pastoral Ministry Be Small-Group Based Team Ministry?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe church has been my world. It has been my primary social circle, the highlight event…

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True Revival

Reading Time: 4 minutesRevival has been in the news lately. Stories of college students holding all-night, weeklong services sparked breathless hope for…

Prayer: why bother?

Prayer: Why Bother?

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf God already knows my thoughts and my needs before I ever pray them, why pray…

Where is the Wonder?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe North American Ministerial Council was held in Covington, Kentucky, recently. During that time, the community surrounding the council…

Doctrine

Doctrine? Yuck!

Reading Time: 4 minutesDoctrine has gotten a bad name in recent years. “Doctrine divides. Jesus unites,” or “Doctrine is…

leadership

Leadership Context: Are You a Leader in the Church?

Reading Time: 2 minutesLeadership cannot take place in a vacuum. By definition, leadership requires at least 2 people (one…