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Interview with Dan Kimball: Preaching to People Who Don't Like the Church

One of the key thinkers and leaders among young evangelical pastors recently visited with Preaching Magazine about how people today view Jesus and the church—and what we can do about that.

Let Us Resolve: A New Year, A Renewed Faith

We, very much like the Israelites, have been lulled into believing that all is well within the church.

As Goes the Family, So Goes the Church

As the family goes, so goes the culture. I would dare to add “so goes the Church.” Given the state of marriage and the family within the Church today, that’s bad news.

Churches More Diverse, Informal Than 8 Years Ago

U.S. congregations have changed significantly in the last eight years, according to a new study, with them becoming more ethnically diverse, more technologically savvy and more informal in worship.

Stand Up and Go to Your Corner

Working in singles ministry, I visit so many churches and just don't have the time needed to get know everyone. So I love to do what is called "a continuum," which allows us to share a little about ourselves as everyone moves to different corners of the room.

Top 10 Christian News Stories of 2008

The year 2008 shaped the future of evangelical America - and the world - in major ways. From the Olympics abroad to the presidential election at home, here are the faces, places, and movements the Crosswalk.com editors believe most impacted Christians around the world.

  • Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff |
  • December 31, 2008 |
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Is Rome the True Church?

In this major critical analysis, Norman Geisler and Joshua Betancourt examine the Roman church’s claim to being the only true church and its implications. Since this claim is the most fundamental of all Catholic dogmas—all other doctrines being based on it—the whole of the Roman system stands or falls here.

  • Norman L. Geisler and Joshua M. Betancourt |
  • December 29, 2008 |
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Examining Gifts: What is Christmas Really About?

Some things are just natural Christmas gifts. Fruitcake, not so much. But how about the Bible being recited on national television?

The Grinches of Secularism, the Grace of Christmas

We’ve got to also remember to be gracious if we happen to encounter a tired store clerk who wishes us a “happy holiday.” What kind of a witness is it if we scream back “MERRY CHRISTMAS” or threaten to call the manager?

Challenges for 21st-Century Preaching

Suffering and the Goodness of God

When believers face suffering and hardships, the question they most often ask is, "Why?" Suffering and the Goodness of God offers biblical truths concerning suffering, as it challenges believers to emulate God’s grace when ministering to those who are suffering.

  • Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson |
  • December 17, 2008 |
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Do Americans Really Want to "Make a Difference"?

A new Barna group study shows that more people value "making a difference" with their life -- but do their actions follow their words?

The Secularization of the Church

Jesus states that his church is built on the confession that he is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. But in the 'church' of liberal theology, any belief (or no belief at all) will do.

Re-imagining Success in Ministry

What's Ahead for the Fractured Anglican Church?

United in their aversion to the liberal drift of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, a group of conservatives on Wednesday (Dec. 3) launched a new North American branch of the Anglican Communion.

Adrift From Our Past

History is not merely some abstract record of facts and events, but rather the record of prior human beings made in God's image and their experiences dealing with the challenges and opportunities of life within a fallen and yet beautiful world.

Restoring the Virtue of Meekness; Living Like Jesus Christ

Probably the least admired character quality in America is meekness. And yet the greatest Person who ever lived was a meek and humble man-"learn from Me, for I am gentle [meek] and humble in heart" (Matthew 11:29).

Homosexuality: Misconceptions in Ministry

In my research and work as a counselor and psychology professor, I have come across many misconceptions regarding homosexuality. In this brief article, I want to highlight three that are often relevant in Christian ministry.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • November 26, 2008 |
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