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While we were rightly concerned about surges in Covid-19 cases, we should also be concerned about the surges in the struggle with mental health, specifically anxiety and depression.
Not only should churches communicate their reopening strategy to their members, but they also need to communicate to the community at large.
This fire in my bones is a holy intensity to explain and promote the truth of the living God, come what may. Let me reflect on what this idea has meant in my life and ministry.
Charitable donations are often the first spending to be cut and the last to return during a financial crisis. Here are some ideas for churches to jumpstart their cash flow during such a time.
"We are part of this gigantic, global body of Christ," says Jordan Gustafson, "and so we can’t separate ourselves from everything else that’s happening. We must engage.”
Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.
BibleProject's Tim Mackie and Jon Collins say it's not surprising if people find the Bible hard to understand. "Most people," says Tim, "aren’t in the habit of reading ancient texts from across the planet from thousands of years ago, and that’s what the Bible is."
Thinking about not doing VBS this year because of the pandemic? According to Thom Schultz, "This is the most important year ever for vacation Bible school in our lifetimes.”
"Your experience right now is meaningful in some way in your life," says Jeannie Gaffigan. Faith can help you see that—but humor can as well!
"Evangelism is a process," says Dave Gibson, and it's a process that starts with prayer. So whose salvation are you praying for?
We need the heroes of history to teach us how to live today. In fact, says Eric Metaxas, “some of these stories are too important not to know.”