The key to biblical worship is to let everyone sing!
Picture this: You are talking with someone about a problem. A ministry that isn’t growing, a child that isn’t behaving, a wife that isn’t feeling cherished, a pattern where they keep getting fired…and the problem is never in the room.
While I was in Zambia, I missed a very important funeral and a sudden open heart surgery of one of our elderly members. Because of this, my time in Zambia reminded me of the importance of my “motto” for pastoral ministry:
The answer to this question largely depends on the kind of pastor you are, the quality of preacher you are, and the kind of congregation you serve. In light of this, here are a few principles that might help you answer this question in your particular context.
Upon Avonlea’s birth, I decided to write her a letter. This is an excerpt from it. I share it to remind all grandchildren how much they are loved by their grandparents, and children of those grandparents how much they are loved by their parents.
Is Jesus really appearing to Muslims to convert them? Extraordinary stories about this phenomenon keep appearing around the world lately.
Churches are living things. Living things grow. If you’re not growing, something is wrong.
I know our culture is rapidly coarsening. I know that what was once repugnant to our collective moral conscience is now celebrated. But affirming young teens in pornifying themselves?
Educators are supposed to be educated. Yet a teacher and officials at a Broward County public school banned a fifth grader from reading the Bible during “free reading” time.
As the culture trends increasingly toward non-biblical models of marriage, there will be many more stories like this. How should you respond?
For one thing, [SBC] Calvinists are always talking about ministry & mission; the non-Calvinists are always talking about Calvinism.
In Acts 9:31, a description is made of how the church was beginning to mature and minister in a hostile culture. I find that there are six marks in this single verse.
If I simply wanted to ignite a passion in someone for a subject what would the top five be for various areas if all I wanted to do was turn them on, through reading, to that area?
Donald Sterling has been fined 2.5 million dollars over hurtful and racist comments recently leaked to the public.
Why Christians should care about the racist comments of an NBA owner
The Bible gives clear direction on how to deal with such matters. The problem is often that people don't want to do what the Bible says.
Heaven is big at the box office. Hell, not so much.
- April 24, 2014 |