In addition to the fundamental understanding of giving, giving can also catalyze the birthing of new industries, ministries and missions.
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Death is nothing to fear; in fact, we Christians can look forward to it with anticipation.
- October 17, 2012 |
Tired of listening to the guy who can't stop talking in your small group? Dr. Roger shares his advice.
Recently I was asked to give a conference address on “Positive Leadership.” It got me thinking about how many different kinds of pastoral leadership I’d come across in my ministry.
Can it be true that we no longer read? Could this explain why many churches struggle to recruit leaders for various ministry needs?
Every teacher who is truly effective became a teacher because of the influence of a highly effective teacher. You can't say that about preachers. Preachers are called by God. But we can all be teachers. We should all be teachers.
Some pastors unwittingly eschew solid and timeless biblical terminology in favor of denuded jargon that can essentially mean anything or worse, nothing at all. The Bible says that church leaders are shepherds.
Dr. Roger tackles a readers question about praying for peace in Jerusalem.
You hear it all the time - science and religion can't coexist. Chris Daniel examines whether that's true. For more information about Chris Daniel, visit: www.richmondstudycenter.org. For more information about Christianity, visit: www.christianity.com
Christopher Yuan urges students to reach out with humility to those suffering from same-sex attraction.
Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk.
Here are five ways in which pastoring shaped my views:
Here’s how you can respond to suffering by inviting God to turn your pain into praise.
Dear Roger, I had a close Christian friend tell me that he believes in tithing your time. Is that idea biblical?
Most of our neighbors have some commitment to Christian values, but what they desperately need is salvation from their sins. This does not come by Christian values, no matter how fervently held. Salvation comes only by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As much as anything ever, your pastor longs–has a deep burning desire–for people to acknowledge that he is a man of God and that when he stands to preach, the message is from God and is truth.
Can a reader disown her family after years of pain and frustration? Dr. Roger thinks so.
The Clergy Project is a parable of our times, but it is also a pathetic portrait of the desperation of many atheist and secularist groups. They are thrilled to parade a few trophies of unbelief, but do they really believe that these example are serving their cause?
I can show you several preachers who cannot count on the fingers of one hand the number of true friends they have. They are loners, and, if I’m any judge, they have chosen to be that way. They will live to regret it a hundred times in a thousand ways.
Those of us privileged to do so-called Christian work for a living don't always understand the pressures of the American workforce. So here are five ways pastors can encourage the laity: