It’s no secret. The Pharisees don’t have the best reputation. Nobody in the Christian world aspires to be a Pharisee.
- March 18, 2013 |
So often when church leaders make moves from one ministry to another, they leave the way people vacate foreclosed homes.
The Lord never asks us to give what we do not have, or contribute beyond our means. Yet Christ's self-giving is the standard for our giving.
The Secular Student Alliance boasts of rapid growth but still falls well short of Christian college ministries in attendance and funding.
Our imperative to fulfill Christian leadership in the digital world is not technological. We should not use this technology simply because it is there. Our driving motivation must be a Gospel imperative.
Here are four good reasons to read good books: To know, to grow, to lead, and to love.
How the church should walk alongside its pastor to help him keep his marriage vows with joy.
Dr. Roger explains what the Bible says about curses, both from God and from others.
“Lack of conviction is the nullification of leadership,” writes Dr. Albert Mohler in his latest book, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership that Matters. Dr. Mohler explains how his book bridges two different cultures within the evangelical church: one that likes to talk about leadership and another that likes to talk about theology. The convictional leader embraces both.
Nothing restores your “mojo” (momentum, enthusiasm, your heart for this work) like pulling aside periodically to renew your commitment to the Lord and to receive a reaffirmation from Him that you are where He put you, doing His work.
What may come from the current debate about the charitable deduction? Only the Lord knows—literally.
Listen as the congregation files out of the sanctuary on Sunday, and you'll hear the common refrain: "I didn't get anything out of ___ [fill-in-the-blank] ___."
Only one job in the world requires expertise in, well, everything. We expect our pastor to be an expert on any pressing issue in our lives.
We would never be guilty of making worship more about ourselves than God, would we?
I hate to disappoint you, but the Bible is not about you. Specifically, it was not written to improve the quality of your daily existence (in the way you think).
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.
"I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth."
Dr. Roger discusses what the Bible says about Spiritual Gifts and how can we identify our gifts.