If the ecclesiocentric view of the church’s mission tends to focus on the building and maintenance of the institutional church (a place of like-minded believers), then a proper theocentric view will focus the organic church (a people who believe and obey) on the mission of God or missio Dei.
14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead after an apparent suicide. He left no note. But his parents say he was bullied for years in middle school.
At least 13 Chinese Christians were taken into custody by authorities for going to an outdoor worship service held by the Beijing Shouwang Church.
It’s easy to be swept up into the world’s value system, to be tempted by the lie that suggests our worth or importance is based upon a job, our level of income or even our social status – maybe even in our church circles.
Many of you regularly pray and support this wonderful ministry, so I wanted to alert you to some staffing reductions here at Focus on the Family.
- September 20, 2011 |
Traditionalist Catholics in the state of Puebla recently threatened to “lynch and crucify” about 70 evangelical Protestants.
More than 70% of teenagers with suicidal thoughts don't obtain mental health services, a new study shows.
U.S. teens and young adults are increasingly being sent to hospitals with cases of strokes, according to a new study.
It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled 'Whatever Became of Evangelism?'
Interior Minister Claude Guéant warned that police would use force if those of any religion disobeyed the new rule to keep Paris' public spaces secular.
Here I address more claims by historical document collector David Barton
- September 17, 2011 |
Years ago, Toby Keith asked Willie Nelson if he’d record a song with him. When he heard that the song would be called “Beer for My Horses,” Nelson—to my understanding—was sold on the spot.
I recently came across a small book from another era. It was written by the late William Danforth, the founder of the Nestle Purina Company.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry talked about his Christian faith in a speech at Liberty University, a move that has brought him under scrutiny.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
The State Department designated eight nations as the most serious violators of religious freedom, naming the same countries as the Bush administration: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan.
The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.
A new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences study links depression in teenagers to the amount of time they spend on the Internet and playing video games.
There’s a new study out that suggests when compared to gentle and slower animated fare, “fast-paced” cartoons negatively (and immediately) impact a child’s ability to think creatively and regulate their behavior. Are you surprised?