Two articles recently caught my attention. Both charted different, seemingly benign, ways that the nature of childhood is changing.
In his article “Eight Confessions of Church Spies,” Lawless tackles the impressions churches often give to first-time visitors.
For most of us, we see or hear “propaganda” and instantly think of it in negative terms. In truth, it simply means attempting to “propagate” an idea, hence the term. As a result, it can be used to incite war or fight disease, foster unity or stir discrimination.
The one thing many of us warned about in relation to gay marriage, and those who disagreed said, “You’re being ridiculous,” well…it’s happening.
With all the talk about Millennials and the Church, are we forgetting something?
Randy is the Executive Director of NANC, a position he has served in since 1997.
"It may seem ironic, but some of the people from whom you have to most tenaciously guard your church are other believers."
I have a conviction. Disagree with it if you want, but I believe it to the core of my being. God wants churches to grow.
Lately, we don’t even want to call a sin a mistake. We want to turn everything we do into a virtue. So lust becomes “sensuality,” and anger just means being honest with your emotions.
Learning to be content with little and learning to be content with much are both difficult.
It’s been the message I’ve received from all around: “Real men don’t cry. Not in public, anyway.” It’s pride, I’m sure. Pride that flows out of believing a lie.
Following the April suicide of their son, Rick and Kay Warren have a new purpose for Saddleback Church: removing the stigma of mental illness from churches.
Few currents have shaped the mindset of our modern world more than pluralization.
You see, you can't simply carry out the Great Commission on a fly-over basis.
The law can inform us of our sin but it cannot transform the sinner. Only the gospel can do that.
You’re not as strong as you think you are, and neither am I.
- July 18, 2013 |