Monday, December 07, 2015

Monday Roundup: Eight Articles

Two Major But Under the Radar Changes in American Churches

The two major changes have a similar theme: decentralization. The first is a decentralization of facilities. The second is a decentralization of leadership.Read more

Ten Church Planting Proverbs

A proverb is a short, pithy saying that communicates truth. It doesn't say everything about a topic, but it communicates something important. Read more

What Was God’s Purpose in the Cross?

The doctrine of limited atonement (also known as “definite atonement” or “particular redemption”) says that the atonement of Christ was limited (in its scope and aim) to the elect; Jesus did not atone for the sins of everybody in the world. In my denomination, we examine young men going into the ministry, and invariably somebody will ask a student, “Do you believe in limited atonement?” The student will respond by saying, “Yes, I believe that the atonement of Christ is sufficient for all and efficient for some,” meaning the value of Christ’s death on the cross was great enough to cover all of the sins of every person that ever lived, but that it applies only to those who put their faith in Christ. However, that statement doesn’t get at the real heart of the controversy, which has to do with God’s purpose in the cross. Read more

5 Persuasive Reasons You Spend WAY Too Much Time In Meetings

Here’s what happens if you spend too much of your time in meetings.... Read more

Church at the Cross Daily Readings [Video]

There are many Bible reading plans available, so what makes this plan unique? Why are we creating and promoting this plan? We have sought to create a bible reading plan that is unique in a few of its features. Read more

Yes, Justification Still Matters

Review of Faith Alone—The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught . . . and Why It Still Matters. Read more

Death reported of Archbishop Akinola's mother

The Church of Nigeria reports the mother of the former Primate of All Nigeria has died. Read more

The mysterious Islamic movement quietly sweeping the Middle East

An ultraconservative Muslim order that preaches nonmilitancy is gaining followers across the region. Does Dawah represent an antidote to Islamic State or another threat to the West? Read more

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