According to a new study, happily married and unhappily married couples all deal with challenges in the same areas of life...but it’s how they approach those issues that makes all the difference in the quality of their marriages.
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What are the questions every church should be asking if there were to be a serious conversation about its future? There are so many that could be asked that would reflect bleeding-edge issues in culture, but for the church, it has to begin with the most foundational questions.
Every Christian—and every pastor—has spiritually dry seasons. These moments range from mildly annoying to living in a pre-Aslan Narnia where it’s “always winter but never Christmas.” What follows includes things I have done in my own spiritually dry seasons. I hope it will edify and encourage you.
Over the next few months, I’m officiating at two weddings for my current students. I’m excited to help these young couples, but I (like other pastors I know) don’t always enjoy leading weddings. Here’s why:
Wolves often look like sheep, so to spot wolves in sheep's clothing, we can often look at what values and qualities are most esteemed by a particular religious community. But there is a particularly nasty breed of wolf we need to beware of, a type that we might call the “Broken Wolf.”
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.
Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.
David Curry says that when we look at the history of Christian oppression, "this is the time that has the most persecution to date.” David is the president and CEO of Open Doors and this week on our podcast, he explains why global persecution is increasing and how the church in the U.S. should respond.
Jesus, says Dave Willis, is our perfect example of godly masculinity. This week on our podcast, Dave shares his insights on why women are so disrespected in our culture and what church leaders can do to help restore a godly view of masculinity and femininity in their congregations.
Barna president David Kinnaman says, “We’re becoming more post-Christian by a lot of measures." This week on our podcast, David shares why, even though our culture is becoming increasingly secular, he is optimistic about the faith of the next generation.
JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.
Tim Lucas says, “Jesus calls Himself the living water, and so we really believe church should be refreshing.” Tim is the pastor of Liquid Church in NJ, and on this week's podcast, he shares how he sees the Holy Spirit moving in his ministry and across the nation.