We can all be guilty of mentally removing ourselves from the church universal or the church local, and throw criticisms toward her. We’ve all done it, and we’ll probably do it again. However, you can’t forget. You’re the church.
Ravi Zacharias is a well-known apologist who is not afraid of tough questions. Here he answers the question, "Isn’t it vastly unfair to claim that all the people who don’t believe in Jesus are condemned to hell?"
“If I didn’t have Chip Gaines in my life, I’d still be dreaming in my head, but not acting out on any of that, not living it out,” Joanna says.
Chances are good, if we are honest, we have been the the betrayer and the betrayed. It could have been in a business deal, with a family member, or even in a marriage. It might have been a misunderstanding or an intentional act of betrayal, but either way, it still hurt.
I am profoundly sorry for the way the church—and men in the church—have limited the participation, ownership and growth of women.
In this series, certain books will grab a preacher’s attention without much convincing. And then there are books like Amos that often go unnoticed and...
There are times when you’ll lose people because your church didn’t do well at keeping people connected—and these losses hurt because you know you could have done something different.
A prophetic word, also known as a “word of knowledge,” is a prophecy given by a worshiper for the congregation.
What Is the Church And why are the reforming markers of the church (preaching and ordinances) so crucial for understanding what the church is? The church...
“If you want to be creative, you have to risk failure," Alan Hirsch argues.
“Christianity is not a white man’s religion—and don’t let anyone ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people. He belongs to the whole world."
In my first several years of pastoral ministry, I asked myself “What should I be doing?” more often than I can count.
What marketplace ministry can teach us about the Kingdom and what the Kingdom can teach marketplace ministry.
An effective new member class is a gift. It provides front-end assimilation. It gets people involved in ministry. It moves them to groups and to wise stewardship.
While it’s true that the Lord chastens whom He loves, it is not true that those who receive the chastening appreciate it the way they should.
Check these markers of leading on the defensive, and see if any characterize you.
Leaders who pretend nothing needs to change end up being the blacksmith in the era of the automobile, Sears in the age of Amazon, or Kodak in an Instagram culture.
You see, when it comes to our money, we all operate in two major categories: a “first and best” category and a “good enough” category.
The reason most viral verses are going viral has little to do with the actual meaning of the verse itself.
We are called to preach the same message with the same purpose. All around us—in the streets where we walk and very often sitting in the pews as we preach—are people who are slaves to Satan, self and sin.