Amen Church, a new church plant in Dallas, Texas is trying an unconventional church model. None of their pastors or leaders will take a salary, instead using weekly donations to fund charitable community initiatives.
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Jesus warned about false messiahs when His disciples asked Him for signs of the end times. The end times could very well be near if we look at the number of people around the globe who are rising up to say that they are indeed the Messiah.
Over the years, my own thinking about legalism has become more nuanced, but I want to map out what legalism is in the context of the New Testament.
Have you ever been put in charge of a massive project? Being put in charge shows how much other people trust you to get the job done, and do it well. It can be stressful to have to have that much faith in you. Just imagine how King David felt.
Biblical forgiveness is a gift to the offender. We release another person’s debts for their sake and for Christ’s sake. But there are myths surround forgiveness that keep us from biblical forgiveness.
“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”
“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid of evangelism.”
“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be a strong work of the enemy against it and you can expect it to be messy.”
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."
"Gatherings indoors are now riskier than they were before Delta came along," says Dr. Francis Collins, "and especially if you have unvaccinated people in the group, they are really at high risk.”
“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself continuing to fight culture wars that are dated.”
"It feels like everything's negative all the time," says Sarah Zylstra. "But there is more to the story...God is working in amazing ways all over the world."