The idea of culture "keepers" is significant. There are aspects of culture – a nation’s culture, a church’s culture, a family’s culture – that must be "kept."
- January 09, 2013 |
It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead.
What you are missing if you are not consistent in your giving
There are times when ministers do the most self-defeating things. Not all of them, thankfully. But enough to warrant our addressing the issue as a caution to the rest of the Lord's stable of shepherds. Here is my personal list of the 5 most frustrating things pastors do.
HW's free 2012 Youth Culture Review is here! A free, downloadable resource with the most notable issues and research from 2012.
Here are 47 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
Vertical Church is a book with both strengths and weaknesses—very helpful strengths and very dangerous weaknesses. If you can thinking discerningly to embrace what is helpful and reject what is so very unhelpful, you may well find the effort rewarding.
Does every part of the youth ministry directly connect kids to Jesus?
When those who struggle with sexual sin grab hold of the grace of God, it changes their lives. Let’s take a look at how.
Even in the face of such a tragedy, Christians must speak. We will have to speak in public about this evil, and we will have to speak in private about this horrible crime. How should Christians think and pray in the aftermath of such a colossal crime?
Who were the Magi who brought gifts to Jesus? Dr. Roger explains.
As we find and pray our way through this school shooting in Connecticut, it’s helpful to hold tight to traditions and, yes, to remember the words of Philip Brooks.
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What is the Christmas Star and how should we think about it today?
Bullying, one of the least recognized, anti-family forces today, is causing more people to leave Church.
Mary Hunt talks ways to make your Holiday season special without breaking the bank or going overboard on Black Friday.
If there is something about your church you dislike, consider it an opportunity to sacrifice for the greater good of the body.
A dog can whip a polecat, the saying goes, but it’s not worth it. Some fights you need to walk away from.
In this webcam interview, Pastor Ron Edmondson discusses some of the major changes he's faced recently and encourages pastors, church planters, and other believers to embrace the challenges in front of them. For more information about Ron Edmondson, visit RonEdmondson.com and http://www.ibc-lex.org/
Christians are rightly concerned about the family crisis in the society, and we must work to protect and defend the family against its enemies. But, long before the society at large will care about our perspective on the family crisis, the church must humbly and faithfully show the world what God intended from the beginning, for His glory and for our good.