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.
Here's my response to a question I received from "A Stressed Dad.'
Here are five ways to ensure you are the same person you were five years ago
It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God's grace into their lives. Brennan Manning, who left us this week, was dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing on the singular theme: "Yes, Abba is very fond of you!" The crowds are gone now, and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin in God's gracious presence, truly it is now.
As I thought about the bombings in Boston, this verse came to mind:
I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.
- April 11, 2013 |