How do we reclaim the church mountain to fulfill its mandate to equip change agents?
- August 13, 2013 |
Only two things in this world are eternal—the Word of God and people.
- August 11, 2013 |
"It may seem ironic, but some of the people from whom you have to most tenaciously guard your church are other believers."
- August 08, 2013 |
A 2009 Barna survey found only 19% of Christians (and 4% of those in their 20's) hold a biblical worldview.
- August 06, 2013 |
I have a conviction. Disagree with it if you want, but I believe it to the core of my being. God wants churches to grow.
- August 05, 2013 |
Why can’t you just preach three points and a poem on a weekly basis if that’s what you’re good at? Fair question, but here are some reasons why you shouldn't...
- August 05, 2013 |
There are countless reasons for dropping the occasional story into your sermon. Here are my top three.
As many, many scholars have pointed out, the English term ministry comes from the same Greek term as the English term service. “Ministry” is “service” and “service” is “ministry.” In the New Testament, there is not difference.
Rick Warren shares six commitments Christians can make for growth and unity within the Church.
- July 26, 2013 |
Children in single parent families statistically experience the highest rate of abuse and neglect. Can the church do anything about it?
- July 25, 2013 |
Consider your calling. Do you sense that God is calling you to ministry, whether as a pastor or as another servant of the Church? Do you burn with a compulsion to proclaim the Word, share the Gospel, and care for God’s flock? Has this call been confirmed and encouraged by those Christians who know you best?
- July 24, 2013 |
The pursuit of racial reconciliation is difficult at best, but we have a hope that is greater.
- July 18, 2013 |
Though his instructions may not provide an eight-session video series, it is expert advice from God the Spirit through Paul.
- July 17, 2013 |
Is it just me, or is Evangelical Christianity falling into a theology that is based more on individual reason than revelation?
Islam and the West offer two very different and fundamentally irreconcilable visions of society. While we are certainly not a nation at war with Islam, we are a nation that faces a huge challenge from the Islamic world -- a challenge that includes terrorism, but also a much larger civilizational ambition that remains central.
We should embrace the moments in our ministries where we must tackle the issues of sin that plague our people. It is part of the burden in our joyful call to shepherd God’s people and it is inevitable to face.
I am optimistic about the church of Jesus Christ. We’ve been through societal transformations before.
- July 03, 2013 |
Nostalgic sentiment loiters in the mental cobwebs of us all. But were “the good old days” really that good?
- July 02, 2013 |