Every pastor who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter to hit “refresh.”
Our words of correction can be very sweet—the very thing God uses to renew the faith of weary saints. But our words can be unhelpful and hurtful, too. We need wisdom to know when to correct and when to overlook.
True repentance has corroborating evidence. Perhaps the best way to learn what genuine repentance looks like is by examining the opposite: a counterfeit. In 2 Kings we find one in King Joram.
Our faith is the same but our paths through life are unique.
A magnificent experiment that succeeds in a fashion so spectacular that not even the most dazzling CGI-driven popcorn movie can match it.
This oh so tempting habit leads straight down a pathway of destruction, for way too many unfortunate souls.
You, too, may have heard it all your life: God is in complete control of everything. But, oh how that rubs when life hurts.
Transitioning from single to married requires a change of mindset that often produces bitter disappointments.
In this brief video, Dr. Michael Lawrence, pastor of Hinson Church in Portland, Oregon, summarizes the biblical and historical reasons why Christians need to regularly pray for the persecuted church. In addition to making a passionate appeal to join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, pastor Lawrence explains how he leads his local church to pray specifically and regularly for the persecuted church year round.
To the Celtic soul, God could be seen as revealing himself in every occurrence of life. And this presence, perceived and looked for in everyday life, was deeply personal.
One of the inescapable realities of prayer is that most of the things we pray for, we will never know whether or how they were answered.
This time the cute factor doesn’t get in the way of meaningful characters and it’s a much better picture as a result.
Honestly, the last thing on my mind is Christmas. But I want to make this year less stressful from a financial perspective.
Is religious liberty being cast aside in the name of sexual liberty? What President Obama's executive order may mean for Christian colleges and institutions.
What does an ant do? Works hard, is able to carry its own body weight, and works together for the good of the community.
"For me, I posted those pictures because I wanted guys to notice me. I wanted people to compliment 'how pretty I was.'"
I’ve developed a faith in God—a belief that he is able. Now, he is trying to teach me to totally and completely rely on him.
Is our leadership more like art or cluttered advertisement? God wants leaders -- real people -- who are fully alive, not just functionally performing.