A 53-year-old Lao pastor remains behind bars today after Lao police arrested him June 6 for encouraging others to convert to Christianity.
- June 14, 2012 |
Less than 1% of all Christian Evangelical churches do anything specific for the single parent. And of those who do, many struggle to find ways to maintain a successful, healthy single parent ministry. Consequently, many single moms feel isolated from the local church.
- June 14, 2012 |
I am 100 percent against discrimination based on age, race or gender. However, I do not put same-sex marriage into that mix. Age, race and gender are not lifestyle choices. Choosing to enter a same-sex marriage is.
I'm sorry, followers of Jesus Christ. The one thing you are not allowed in this life--and certainly not the next--is fear of death. It's verboten, off limits, taboo.
We need to stop believing that everything worth experiencing is worth recording. There’s nothing wrong with taking pictures and shooting video—of course there’s not!—but in all our clicking and in all our capturing, let’s make sure that we’re not missing out on life’s best experiences.
Forgiveness is not a one-time action. It's a way of life for broken people.
With the growing number of single parents in the country today, many churches are embracing single parent ministries. This leads to growing questions by congregants and leadership. Single parenting expert, Jennifer Maggio, answers some of those tough questions.
I know, I know—there’s a certain level of irony when you provide “bullet points” on death. Nevertheless, here are five important things that the Bible tells us about death.
Jesus told us to pray for God’s kingdom to come. What does that mean?
Although not everybody has the luxury of enjoying a summer vacation, the season invariably lends itself to setting aside some time to read a good book.
You think you'll be a pretty good father, right up until the moment you actually become one.
Barren, unproductive, lifeless believers are either blind or short-sighted, and have clearly forgotten they were ever forgiven for their sins in the first place.
Communicating vision and mission to your staff or volunteers is a monumental task. The opportunity for people to hear, understand and then respond is huge. How you begin the training sets the stage for the entirety of it. Don't think too small.
There have been few things more damaging to the church’s witness than how it has handled moral failure among its leaders.
As they moved toward the baptistry, candidates were expected to recite the Creed, not to show that they “meant business” but in order to show that they were now entrusted with a glorious mystery of the faith, expected to preserve this for the next generation. (Read more)
Jeremiah Burrough’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment is one of the most important and personally-impactful Puritan works I’ve ever read. Let me give you just a taste of what Burroughs has to say about contentment.
On Saturday, April 21, Charles Wendell Colson died. On Wednesday of this week, I attended his memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
What the Scriptures says to a church obsessed with its image
Personal development is certainly not wrong, but it is misleading—and it can be very disappointing—to make it our preeminent goal.
Maurice Sendak, who just died, doesn’t seem, at first glance, to have much to teach Christians. But this atheist with a cynical outlook and a foul mouth saw something of the fallen glory of the universe we followers of Jesus sometimes ignore.