Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources (LifeWay.com). Among his greatest joys are his family:
his wife Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam,
Art, and Jess; and six grandchildren.
He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, The Unexpected Journey, and Breakout Churches.
A man was a victim of a fatal shooting in St Paul, Minnesota, after leaving a Bible study last Wednesday evening. His uncle, who is a pastor, has emphasized that revenge would go against the beliefs of the family and would fail to take away the pain caused by his nephew’s death.
One of our elders recently shared how he and his wife help their seven children develop spiritually. What follows are my reflections on the principles he shared with us about how to shape your family spiritually.
Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.