Here are questions to ask, pastor, before you take a public stand on an issue that is facing your community.
You might have seen some of the media coverage of so-called “atheist churches.” The concept started with two British comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans. Jones told the AP, “If you think about church, there's very little that's bad. It's singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?"
In too many cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism. It is critical that Christians have a handle on the ingredients of a healthy well-balanced church.
At the beginning of a new year, it may be worth praying that a new cultural trend will accompany the new calendar.
"We pray for our nation and its leaders during these difficult times."
Do not give parents the idea that the church does everything for their child’s spiritual development.
Poverty is one of the Bible's main topics. So, we must address it regularly from the pulpit. But let's do so with full awareness of how difficult the task is.
In this day of celebrities and even celebrity pastors, it’s good to remind ourselves that God loves to save and work through common ordinary people. That’s one truth the Christmas story teaches us.
For many in the West, Christmas will be spent in relative peace. That’s not true, however, for millions of Christians who live in countries where Christians are a persecuted religious minority.
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso it wouldn’t be hard to find a cowboy church. We have them in my neck of the woods too; I met a guy the other day who started one down the road.
Here are 47 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
A dog can whip a polecat, the saying goes, but it’s not worth it. Some fights you need to walk away from.
What should you do if you know a church leader is living in sin? Dr. Roger shares his answer for confronting sinful behavior.
Does every part of the youth ministry directly connect kids to Jesus?
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.
God can use you as a powerful change agent in your church if you choose to stay and inspire others in your congregation.
This Christmas, and every Christmas, we need to be reminded that Christ is the greatest gift and worship is the only proper response.
What is the Christmas Star and how should we think about it today?
Gluttony: 5 reasons why pastors don't preach on it, and 3 why they should (particularly at Christmas)...