The New York Times ran an interesting opinion piece this weekend: “Raising a Moral Child.”
Deconstructing a misguided idea
Jesus has a "wife" or bride—the church. You are his "bride," and he is your eternal "husband."
It started in December, when Focus on the Family first began running “Irreplaceable” trailers in cinemas across the nation. The trailer – which you can watch on YouTube – was benign, a collection of clips with a voiceover of host Tim Sisarich asking what happened to the belief in traditional family. What happened to the view that a man and woman should marry, raise children and remain committed for a lifetime?
Sometimes prayer can feel like a waste of time. Surely I’m not the only one who feels like this. But then I read quotes like the this one by Martin Luther.
Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.
We’ve lost some of our civility when it comes to what we post on social media. We are quick to blast a company that we feel has wronged us. It all has to hurt our witness as Christians. Here are some ways we can be “less mean” online.
I’ve recently done two funerals. It’s had me thinking about a question someone said we should ask ourselves: What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
Over the weekend, I did what many people who have been weighing in on the movie Noah had yet to even do: I saw the movie.
Should churches make it possible to “attend” without ever leaving your house?
Former prosperity gospel advocate, Sean DeMars, thundered back at his former faith recently, calling it “The ‘Gospel’ that Almost Killed Me.”
Ellen Stumbo admits that sometimes the Church “can be so ignorant that it pushes away the most vulnerable.”
What does it mean to have a “Church Home”? For some, this term describes the building they frequent each Sunday, but for Shauna Niequist, it holds a much deeper meaning.
Mecklenburg Community Church (Meck), where I have the privilege of serving as senior pastor, has a clear ten-year vision. And for us, how we reach our goals matter as much as the goals themselves. Because the “how” is about the way we live our lives.
The church’s perception is hurting. Big time. Is social media one of the ways we can change that?
In thinking about my amount of preparation, it is difficult to land on how many hours it takes. The main reason is that it feels as if every spare moment often leads to thinking about the next sermon.
... your circumstances seem more overwhelming and powerful than Jesus. You are overwhelmed by the “giants” that surround you.