So many times we wonder about the validity or value of something when the answer is patently clear: people have voted with their feet
Jesus wants us to know that without him we can do nothing.
Since only some people have the “gift of evangelism,” not every Christian is obligated to witness, right?
This is the phrase that pays - in sorrow and heartache.
You might have seen some of the media coverage of so-called “atheist churches.” The concept started with two British comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans. Jones told the AP, “If you think about church, there's very little that's bad. It's singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?"
"We pray for our nation and its leaders during these difficult times."
This is the time to recap the year that was. But how do you really get a twelve-month snapshot of a culture’s zeitgeist? I would argue for two words: “Google searches.”
I’ve had more conversations about corporate worship than I care to remember; not because I don’t like talking about worship but because I’m out of step.
In the aftermath of the Mark Driscoll plagiarism allegations, another Christian publisher launches a review of books
To no one's surprise, Pope Francis was TIME's Person of the Year for 2013, but my "person of the year" is Billy Graham.
Here are 50 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
Wired magazine ran an article on the five best toys ever. And it was an important reminder that the best things in life – and often in ministry, leadership, business and family – are the simple things.
Just the other day a colleague forwarded me an excerpt from a marvelous C.S. Lewis essay. It is titled, The Grand Miracle. What wonderful Christmas imagery! I loved it – and thought you would as well.
When is over-indulgence at the table sinful? If the preacher brings the subject up, he’d better have answers. Perhaps, that's one reason why it doesn't come up very often.
What the Duck Dynasty controversy reveals about the impossibility of serving two masters
God's grace is not only sufficient for our salvation, but for every step on our road of sanctification and growth in holiness.
Nowadays, Christians are the cultural heretics. If you believe what the Bible teaches about homosexuality, your public platform may be in danger. No matter that Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and every imam in Turkey believes the same thing. We’re for free speech, until it offends someone. Then we pull the plug.
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso it wouldn’t be hard to find a cowboy church. We have them in my neck of the woods too; I met a guy the other day who started one down the road.
In an interview published in GQ’s January 2014 issue, Phil “the Duck Commander” Robertson voiced traditional Christian views of marriage and sexuality with his trademark straight-shooter, non-nuanced style.