Church people hear hundreds of messages, lessons, and sermons. They are fed such a relentless stream of revelations, insights, truths, principles, and biblical information that few of them walk into the sanctuary, take their seats, and look toward the pulpit expecting to hear something life-changing.
What did this tragic and momentous event in American history teach us about 9/11?
Five well-known pastors, including two former Muslims, respond to the question: "How does living in a post-9/11 world influence the way you preach and do ministry?"
CNN’s John Blake reached out to religious leaders and scholars to pose a simple question: How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion?
Remember those Dungeons and Dragons people back in junior high school? Well, they grew up, got saved, and are now debating Calvinism, on both sides.
When you understand that your significance, security, and identity are all anchored in Christ, you don’t have to win—you’re free to lose. And nothing in this broken world can beat a person who isn’t afraid to lose! You’ll be free to say crazy, risky, counterintuitive stuff like, “To live is Christ and to die is gain”!
How should we remember this pivotal time in history?
- September 07, 2011 |
As I read a letter from a volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering: is the church really the hope of the world?
- September 01, 2011 |
In light of Michele Bachmann’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, some are wondering how consistent it is for Christians to elect a woman to national office when they wouldn’t vote for her to serve as pastor of a local church. The question is a good one, and is more complicated than it first appears, to both sides.
I talked with a man who was fired from his job in a public and painful way. This is what he said he learned from it.
Many Christians are familiar with certain Bible stories, but they are not always sure how the stories fit together into the Bible as a whole. These three resources focus on the grand narrative of Scripture, so that readers can connect the dots and think as Christians formed by the great Story that tells the truth about our world.
One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.
- August 29, 2011 |
For the Christians whose identities were forged through the fire of Communist oppression, prayer is an act of quiet desperation that manifests itself in bold supplication. I’ve never seen humility and confidence so perfectly married as when listening to (and joining) Romanians in prayer.
- August 25, 2011 |
Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshman.
- August 25, 2011 |
The nature of the gospel, the role and purpose of God’s law, the relationship between justification, sanctification and union with Christ, and how all of this impacts preaching and the life of the Christian—these important issues I recently discussed with my theological “Yoda,” Mike Horton recently (read more)…
- August 24, 2011 |
The only generation we can reach is our own.
- August 23, 2011 |
Let’s coin a term, shall we? You’ve heard of commercialization, and bureaucratization. How about “pornification”?
The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.