What do pastoral internships look like at our church? Here's what's expected.
- June 06, 2014 |
I pray that what follows may benefit the pastors among us as well as those who love and support them.
- June 04, 2014 |
Apologizing is hard, especially in the outrage culture of social media. It becomes easy to see life as a political campaign in which the goal is to vaporize one’s opponents and to be seen as “right.” In a culture like that, apologizing seems like losing.
- June 03, 2014 |
One of the challenges in any sphere of life, particularly ministry, is staying creative. And it’s an important challenge.
- June 02, 2014 |
In 2013, CTCA launched “Our Journey of Hope,” a cancer care ministry outreach program to help cancer patients find strength and hope in God.
- May 29, 2014 |
Even before retiring from surgery in 2013, Ben Carson has been on a mission to rally the citizens of the United States—and the Church—to unite.
- May 27, 2014 |
C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity changed my life when I first encountered it in high school. After years of intellectual struggles with Christianity, I was encouraged greatly by his reasoned approach to the faith.
- May 22, 2014 |
In reading through Ezra, I was once again struck by the summary description of Ezra’s ministry to the returned exiles found in 7:9–10...
- May 20, 2014 |
Sermons that were so meaningful at the time and nearly forgotten only a short time later made me question if preaching is really so important in the first place.
- May 19, 2014 |
In honor of the women in our lives and churches, I surveyed a group of pastors’ wives for their thoughts on ministry and marriage.
Churches are living things. Living things grow. If you’re not growing, something is wrong.
Ted and his wife were regular fixtures in my office at the time. He was a serious slave of sin. He’d turned to Christ a couple years before and seemed to truly despise his sin, but kept sliding back into it.
In Acts 9:31, a description is made of how the church was beginning to mature and minister in a hostile culture. I find that there are six marks in this single verse.
- May 08, 2014 |
The problem with churches? That would be flawed human beings. So, how can we still call the church holy? Because Jesus.
- May 02, 2014 |
Does your church have a thriving singles ministry? Or is the leadership fumbling for excuses?
- May 01, 2014 |
There has been much talk of late about “spontaneous” baptisms. As a result, some have questioned whether it should be offered at all. So should it?
- April 30, 2014 |
How does a new pastor learn about a congregation? It starts with discovering the stories already in the church.
- April 28, 2014 |
You work hard to do your best in ministry, but is it accomplishing much? Here are five essential principles for doing ministry biblically.
- April 25, 2014 |
In God and the Gay Christian, Vines argues that “Christians who affirm the full authority of Scripture can also affirm committed, monogamous same-sex relationships.”
- April 23, 2014 |
In the 1970’s, an unlikely friendship formed that would catalyze the movement that moved our influential pastors to become leaders.
- April 22, 2014 |