Being ineffective is one of the worst places to find yourself. It seems that every few months, I notice the way I am operating needs some tweaking. When that happens, I must step back and evaluate how I am spending my time. This is the first of a few posts about what has helped increase my effectiveness over the years.
- April 19, 2012 |
Reports of Islamic extremists attacking people of different faiths in South Asia have been growing in recent years, resulting in beatings and even beheadings.
- April 19, 2012 |
Evangelical leader and prison ministry founder Chuck Colson is near death after suffering a brain hemorrhage nearly three weeks ago.
A new English translation of the Bible does not contain the name "Jesus Christ" or the word "angel," and prefers the word "emissary" over "apostle."
A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that nearly one in four first-born babies, or 22 percent, are born to unmarried couples living together.
Girls from troubled homes are more likely to be obese at age 5 than girls from happier ones, new research shows.
Exceptions to the norm naturally surprise us, like when we hear about a marriage of 40-plus years ending in divorce.
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers has threatened to sue if two crosses on a remote hill in the middle of the Marine base Camp Pendleton are not taken down.
So I'm not John Maxwell, but I have learned a few things about leadership in my four years of ministry
Religious rights groups wonder why there hasn't been a global outcry about Saudi Arabia's call to destroy all churches on the Arabian Peninsula.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to fund Planned Parenthood even as it appears to be taking a hit following recent controversy.
Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds have played more than once.
My friend Chuck Colson, who is making progress following surgery but still in ICU, published a provocative guest column a few weeks ago on his Breakpoint website. It was penned by a gentleman named Rolley Haggard. The writer made a bold pronouncement.
London's mayor has axed an ad campaign spearheaded by two conservative Christian groups because their ads said homosexuality was a disease that could be cured through prayer.
We hope that by putting our daughters on birth control we will protect them from getting pregnant, or getting in a position where they have to make a choice. But I submit that doing this communicates a negative message to your children.
What do you say to someone who is in their first month of basic training in the military?
Of the 15 million single parent families in the United States, only 33% are attending church. There are many reasons why the single parent should be connected. Encouragement, fellowship, and direction are only a few of the ways that your local church can help.
In addition to the widespread persecution in the Muslim-majority Middle East, one religious freedom expert says Christians are "very much threatened" throughout the rest of the world.
Recovering the distinction between law and gospel is THE answer to the church rediscovering the gospel in our day
- April 16, 2012 |