Attending your local gospel-preaching church may not seem like a big deal. But it really is and here's the reason why
Suicide is one of the most horrific manifestations of the pain and sorrow that sin has brought into our world.
It’s easy to talk about “unity within the church” as long as we’re talking in the abstract. However, what do you do when a Christian brother or sister offends you or sins against you? Do you “write them off” and go your separate ways? I submit this is often the easier choice, but Jesus and the standards of his kingdom rule do not permit us to do so.
Got your attention with the title, didn’t I? At least, the attention of a number of you who consider it a hot topic.
I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, I may raise up little Pharisees, who so imbibe the values I teach that they use them as a cudgel with which to judge others.
The most important spiritual truths need to be emphasized again and again if the hearers are to truly learn them and benefit from them. Here are seven biblical truths we pastors need to keep telling our people in the hope that eventually most will “get it.”
Barbara Streisand was recently asked “the question.” You know it. It’s been around for ages: “If you could invite anyone, past or present, what six people would you invite for dinner?” Who would you pick?
What do you do when you fear a friend or family member may be suicidal?
I love being the answer to problems. But when I need other people, I am reminded that I am not alone. I am not the solution. I am not the Messiah.
Very few Christians have developed a Bible-based theology of sex. Fewer still live out that theology of sex.
Today has been traditionally set aside as the National Day of Prayer. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, recently named to be the next Transportation Secretary by President Obama, has instead declared today to be “A Day of Reason” for his home city.
The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."
Holding a biblical sexual ethic is fast inviting charges of intolerance and bigotry. How should Christians react?
While pastors are charged to teach and lead, that is not where discipleship and challenge is meant solely to reside. The nature of healthy, biblical community – as painted in the New Testament – comes through the "one-anothers."
Something very specific took place during the decade of the 90s, that we are only now truly learning about.
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Statistics show that young men who are deprived of an active father figure are far more likely to commit violent crimes than those who have the steadying and loving influence of a dad in the home.
What the Lord's Prayer teaches us about the practical effect of the gospel in us
I am heartbroken for the families, furious at the evil, and more resolved than ever to give my life to Christ's mission.
- April 18, 2013 |