Should We Seek to Burn Out for Jesus?

Good Intentions Can’t Save You from Burnout I love energetic, ambitious, zealous young Christian men. What a gift to the church they are! And I want them to do whatever their vocation leads them to do—go for it. However, there are dangers if you make unwise choices....

Episode 106- Jonathan Leeman– Word-Centered Church: How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God’s People

Welcome to the 106th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Jonathan Leeman about his book Word-Centered Church: How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God's People (Moody, 2017). What you’ll hear in this episode: How Jonathan...

Two Open Letters to My Fellow Millennials About their Parents

As a middle school math teacher, I have heard many groans from teenagers about their parents. I’ve also heard a growing number of complaints from millennials, my peers, lamenting the shortcomings of their parents. Their stories primarily fall into two general...

Pastor, Are You Prepared to Shepherd Your Flock through Dementia?

A Common Challenge The tragedy of dementia is common and will become more so in the future. It is estimated that over 30% of the average church congregation will die with some form of dementia. That represents an enormous challenge in pastoral ministry. I would...

The Importance of Daily Bible Reading for Spiritual Growth

Whenever I write or speak about the need for Christians to daily read their Bible, I almost always get some form of pushback. At the heart of most of the pushback, I hear is something along the lines of how I’m making Bible reading a duty rather than a delight. I’ll...

Worship and Eternity

Forever is a word we throw around all the time without thinking about its true meaning. In frustration, we say things like, I’ve been stuck in this traffic forever!  In sincerity, we say things like; I will love you forever. In reality, we can’t fully comprehend...

How God’s Garden Grows: Do You Hear Jesus’ Parable of the Sower?

How God’s Garden Grows Somewhere in the crowd sat a sower. There was likely carpenter. We know that there were religious leaders. There may have been an older woman who had spent her girlhood helping her father in the fields. Perhaps, there was a boy of ten years old...

When This Flesh and Heart Shall Fail

John Newton’s song Amazing Grace has resonated deeply with millions of Christians through the centuries since he wrote it. Doubtless, this is because every believer identifies with the experience of being “found” when we were “lost,” and of being brought through “many...

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Should We Seek to Burn Out for Jesus?

Good Intentions Can’t Save You from Burnout I love energetic, ambitious, zealous young Christian men. What a gift to the church they are! And I want them to do whatever their vocation leads them to do—go for it. However, there are dangers if you make unwise choices....

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Worship and Eternity

Forever is a word we throw around all the time without thinking about its true meaning. In frustration, we say things like, I’ve been stuck in this traffic forever!  In sincerity, we say things like; I will love you forever. In reality, we can’t fully comprehend...

read more