As the family goes, so goes the culture. I would dare to add “so goes the Church.” Given the state of marriage and the family within the Church today, that’s bad news.
- December 29, 2008 |
One of the key thinkers and leaders among young evangelical pastors recently visited with Preaching Magazine about how people today view Jesus and the church—and what we can do about that.
- January 01, 2009 |
When Lisa Saunders consulted the 2007 edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary, she was surprised that the words “moss” and “fern” were no longer in the dictionary. That made her curious about what else had been omitted.
- January 12, 2009 |
The cause of Christ is the cause God created you for, and when you devote your life to it, everything you do takes on eternal significance.
- January 13, 2009 |
Most business leaders practice secular leadership models, which are based on using the people who work for you to get what you want. But other leaders are forging a new way by following an old path: the biblical leadership model based on Jesus' example of serving others.
- December 10, 2008 |
No matter where John was, he was near his beloved and ever-present Lord Jesus Christ.
- December 01, 2007 |
President-elect Barack Obama promised to make his inaugural events the most inclusive ever -- and he is making good on his promise. The openly-homosexual Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson now has a part in the inaugural festivities.
This is probably a good place to drop in a few words of counsel we give pastors in stressful, high-pressure situations who are thinking of throwing in the towel.
Hugh Hewitt interviews Michael Oren, a fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. Oren is also a reservist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). He spoke with Hugh from his position near the Gaza border.
As with most Christian fiction, the message takes precedence over the medium here. So if it's an inspirational story you seek, you'll enjoy the read. If you're used to more sophisticated prose and plots, you may want to look elsewhere.
Women who strike a gracious balance between accepting men as they are—admittedly rough around the edges—yet gently prod them to be their best self might find a true knight after all, or at least a knight-in-the-making.
- December 21, 2008 |
Many American church leaders continue to condemn any military action by Israel while ignoring Hamas’ conduct that compelled Israel to initiate Operation Cast Lead.
Most Americans would probably be surprised to know that Sen. Edward Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, and former Vice President Al Gore all were once solidly anti-abortion. That seems almost incomprehensible now...
We, very much like the Israelites, have been lulled into believing that all is well within the church.
- January 05, 2009 |
If President Obama goes through with this unprecedented promotion of abortion, then pro-choicers will need to amend their mantra. The new slogan will need to be “safe, legal, rare—and subsidized, and promoted, and without freedom of conscience …. ”
By personal calling and Scripture, I am tethered to the word of God, to the preaching of what the Bible says, and by extension to reality.