Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Roundup: Eight Articles

The Post-Modern Church Leader’s Survival Checklist

The good news is you can thrive—not just survive—in today’s church culture if you pursue the right things. Read more

Seven Ways to Involve Older People in Your Church

I’m not that old – I’m 54 – but I increasingly realize that I’m not young, either. Sometimes I, too, long for what I thought were the “good old days.” At the same time, I realize the importance of being involved in a local church today. I may not speak for all older folks, but here’s how you could get me more involved in your church’s ministry.... Read more

Preach as if You Would Die & Go to Heaven When You're Finished

If it were revealed to you that you were about to preach the last sermon you would ever give, how would you preach and what would you do different? Read more

Questions To Ask The Text

One of the challenges of Bible reading, and preaching for that matter, is that we often start with the wrong questions. As a result, we often miss the message of the passage. Even more, we miss the central themes of Scripture, and end up with something sub-biblical. Read more

Coping with a Rapidly Changing Culture

The situation of the believer presents at least three unique challenges. Read more

Gospel Conversation in an Age of Texting, Tweeting, and Distraction

And so I was both encouraged and challenged to read Sherry Turkle’s New York Times article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk” about her research on how technology is harming conversation. A professor in the social studies of science and technology at M.I.T., Turkle focuses on “what has happened to face-to-face conversation in a world where so many people say they would rather text than talk.” Read more

‘We cannot be silent,’ Mohler says in new book

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, issues a call for faithful, biblical witness in his latest book, “We Cannot Be Silent,” that he says is ever more urgent in the wake of these landmark events. Written in late 2014, the book -- to be published by Thomas Nelson Oct. 27 -- examines the rise of the homosexual movement, the path to same-sex marriage, the emergence of transgenderism, and the sexual revolution’s imperilment to religious liberty. Read more

Boko Haram suicide bombings widespread in Nigeria

Weather and logistics have slowed military progress against Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries. And suicide bombings that are increasingly commonplace may well continue regardless of military progress, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told Al Jazeera English news. Read more

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