There is a definite hidden poverty of affluence among people in our world today that we must talk about.
This type of church unity is a reality that does not exist with regularity and consistency...yet. Our team gets a front row seat to creative, sacrificial expressions of church unity around the world.
In recent years some consultants and counselors have encouraged people to stop thinking "work-life balance" and start thinking work-life integration.
The Nicene Creed is deeply rooted in the text of Scripture. The authors were committed to the authority of Scripture, and sought to mine its depths and express its doctrine carefully.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? Today we discover the three wishes Jude, the half-brother of our Lord, has for his readers.
A Biblical yardstick is needed for slander otherwise it destroys trust within organizations. It causes the members of an organization become wary of each other. It harshly cuts down its victim. And finally, the Bible says, slander is ungodly sin, again and again.
What does it mean to love God? By asking our hearts to lead our minds, have we willingly purchased a ticket to the roller-coaster ride? Unless we turn things around, placing the mind in charge of the heart, we could be in for a long, wild ride.
Vocational Christian ministry is tough. Every statistic tells us that most pastors don't make it over the long haul. Here are some pitfalls we need to watch out for.
I know I must put my phone down in meetings. I recognize, though, that cell phones are a part of our lives. So, perhaps these suggestions will help us “redeem” our cell phone for ministry.
The Old Testament Law matters to modern Christians. As scholar Kevin Bywater explains, there is a coherence to God's Word that we often miss.
In his new book, Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell explores why so many of our interactions with strangers go wrong and how we aren't good at reading people.
While I’m not against writing vows Casanova would applaud, I am against vows that are more romantic and emotional than practical and honest. Here are 12 truthful marriage vows you won’t hear at a wedding.
How do you get teenagers to listen to a sermon? Here are 7 tips to help you with what might seem like an impossible task.
Ezra is worth studying because it is a full-color illustration of Yahweh’s sovereignty. Nearly every chapter speaks of the meticulous application of that sovereignty for the purpose of rebuilding Israel.
When you encounter a complicated Bible passage, here are three steps to help understanding a tricky passage like this.
When I was studying to go into ministry, one of the professors told us is always best, the professor said, to seek out friendships with people who are not part of our churches. This seemed like a recipe to be lonely and discouraged.
As a pastor, I would love to talk at length about the transcendent beauty of Brandt Jean's moment of forgiveness and the powerful inner strength on display. But in many cases, to do so would be to promote cheap grace.
"Many people struggle with what to say to the grief-stricken."
I’m blown away by Paul’s honesty in 2 Corinthians. People in Corinth expected leaders to look successful. They didn’t have a category for someone like Paul. Weakness wasn’t in their leadership vocabulary.
Our experience over decades as both a pastor and faithful church member, having either delivered or listened to thousands of sermons, has led us to the conclusion that much expository sermons does not in fact meet the definition.