Pastor Kent Dobson

Rob Bell's Successor Steps Down as Pastor of Mars Hill: 'Being a Pastor Is Not Who I Am'

The teaching pastor who took over for controversial author and Pastor Rob Bell at Mars HIll Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, announced Sunday that he will soon be leaving the church and explained that "being a pastor is not really who I am."

Thom Rainer

25 Silly Things Church Members Fight Over

It began as an innocuous Twitter survey. But then it blew up.

  • Chuck Lawless

    12 Benefits Your Church Might Provide Your Pastors

    My seminary students occasionally ask me about whether a "pay package" a church offers them is adequate. I can't always answer that question easily because I don't know the church's financial state. What I do know is what I believe a church ought to provide for its pastors. Your church may not be in a position to offer all these benefits, but perhaps you could work toward providing them

  • Tony Magliano

    Christians Join the Military?

    During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, decided to skip dinner at the downtown Marriott Waterfront hotel, and walked several blocks to an inner city parish to share a simple meal with about 30 peace activists – myself included.

  • Thom Rainer

    5 Problems With Church Programs

    Writing this post may be one of the dumbest things I've ever done. I am the president of the world's largest Christian resource company, and I'm talking about the problems with church programs.

  • Perry Noble

    Davey And Amanda Blackburn: 3 Things I'm Praying For

    I woke up this morning to find that arrests had been made in regards to the murder of Amanda Blackburn.