After my conversion, my pillow soaked up many tears—tears of joy at first, but then tears of sorrow.
Churches spend a lot of time, money, and energy encouraging guests to visit their church. And rightfully so.
I had a set of unrealistic expectations going into marriage.
Events like the National Day of Prayer keep us focused on the importance of prayer, and probably dump a load of guilt on all of us for not praying more or better.
Being single isn’t a disease. It’s an opportunity for you to grow, learn and experience life in a way that you won’t be able to when you are married. Here are 5 things to do while you’re single.
Sexual violence is a characteristic of the ongoing insurgency, during which thousands of women and girls have been kidnapped and raped by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
In days gone by, the church with the highest steeple in town would receive the most visits from newcomers. Today, most people find a church by first visiting that church online. The online presence of a church is experienced two ways: the website and the church’s social media presence.
Being a workaholic may not be your reason for striving to do all the ministry. I’ve spoken with other pastors who have openly admitted that their motivation for hoarding all the ministry responsibility stemmed from pride. Others mentioned it provided them a sense of job security. There are several reasons for why leaders choose to do everything on their own.
"Relentlessly communicate the importance of being connected."
I’m troubled by what’s happening in my denomination. I was born and raised in a Southern Baptist Church. I’ve been a Southern Baptist all my life. I’ve watched our denomination go through the Conservative Resurgence and a return to the inerrancy of Scripture. Yet, there are issues that can’t be ignored and problems that won’t seemingly go away.
I was astounded to find that half of the respondents to a survey admitted struggling with a lack of physical attraction toward their spouse.
Jesus is not coming back to a prayerless Church, but to one that is operating in close partnership with Him in intercession for the end-time harvest
We gave each of our members attending a loaf of bread and asked them to give the bread to someone in their neighborhood or community.
Idolatry is a dangerous thing. Sadly, too many Christians are guilty of it.
It's a privilege to plant seeds for missions into this young person's heart. What should you tell him?
At some point, if you are sincere about your Christian faith, you are going to have a conversation with someone about it. Or are you?
A recent Barna survey asked Christian women what their biggest sin struggle is, and the top two answers were disorganization and inefficiency.
OK, this blog is a confession. I’m not good at saying “no.” Consequently, I sometimes struggle with a heavily-booked calendar and an overwhelmed spirit.
The sad reality is that many Christians are unfit because they are undisciplined.
Big-attendance days, like Easter and Christmas, are important for the growth of a church. You get to meet a lot of guests and then follow up with them after they visit. You also get a visual picture of what your church can look like a year down the road on an average Sunday.