Weighty Words

Posted by Brady Boyd

In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned … Titus 2:7b-8a I had not seen this young leader in almost a year and the difference in 12 months was remarkable. In times past, I could see the obvious talent and the potential for influence, but the big difference was [...]

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Does Jesus Need Us to “Take a Stand for Him”?

Posted by Brady Boyd

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23 NIV It occurred to me today while speaking about Christ on the cross, that he never once asked his followers to defend him or attempt [...]

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Feet on the Rock, Head in the Clouds

Posted by Brady Boyd

In N.T. Wright’s profound book, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, he writes, “The point of discourse is to learn with and from one another. I used to tell my students that at least 20 percent of what I was telling them was wrong, but I didn’t know which 20 percent it was: I make many [...]

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Blind Spots and the Crashes they Cause

Posted by Brady Boyd

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 My pickup was red and shiny and had tires with chrome rims that would blind you if the sun hit at just the right angle. Pam and her parent’s toy poodle were in the front seat and we were driving through our hometown on [...]

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William Wallace and My Book about Women

Posted by Brady Boyd

I have agreed to write an e-book about the role of women in church and the inspiration came from an unlikely source. I was watching Braveheart, the movie inspired by the life of Scottish warrior William Wallace, and a particular scene helped clarify a big idea about this very important topic. There is a scene [...]

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The Thinking Church

Posted by Brady Boyd

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Philippians 4:8-9 What are you thinking about right now? Are you considering any new ideas or imagining new possibilities or realities? Have our [...]

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What Every Church Planter Needs?

Posted by Brady Boyd

A group of us had some great conversations at our New Life Leader’s Conference last week about planting healthy, life giving local churches. New Life has planted three successful churches in the last four years and we talked at the conference about the reasons each of them is thriving. 1. There was a prayerful evaluation [...]

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Sons and Daughters – Hype vs. The Holy Spirit

Posted by Brady Boyd

My new book is called Sons and Daughters and it releases everywhere October 9th. Here is an excerpt from chapter 29   A COUPLE OF years ago, I began to “follow” on Twitter a dozen or so high-profile pastors whose ministries I deeply respect. Every few days, I’d receive their 140-character updates and initially would be [...]

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How Many Weekends Should a Pastor Preach?

Posted by Brady Boyd

How many times do you expect your pastor to speak on the weekends at your church? I am assuming your pastor gets to take some time off for vacation and rest, but is he supposed to be in the pulpit each of the other Sundays? When I became the pastor here at New Life, I [...]

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The Night I Attended Church Again

Posted by Brady Boyd

Most pastors I know do not attend church. I just started back, myself. We are almost always in church on the weekends but we are there primarily to minister to others, which leaves little room for receiving ministry ourselves. Thus, it’s possible for a pastor to be caught up in perpetual church activities and still [...]

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