Monday, June 13, 2016

On the Net: "The Church is Not the Building So You Do Not Need One" and More

The Church is Not the Building So You Do Not Need One

When people join a church that meets in a temporary facility, they often look forward to the day their church will have a permanent building to call home. Read More

Thoughts on How to Be the Church in An Age of Terror

In an age of terror, we are heartbroken. And we suspect our hearts will be broken again….soon. Read More

The Parable of the Church Planter

The church planted with good dirt hears God’s calling with a noble heart, keeps the mission in focus and bears much fruit. Read More
The article offers some good advice despite its strained interpretation of the parable of the sower (Luke 8).
Who Was John Calvin and Why Was He Important?

What set Calvin above others as perhaps the most influential theologian of the Reformation? Read More

4 Ways to Discern Leaders from Losers

The legendary lawman Wyatt Earp became a deacon of Union Church in Dodge, Kansas, in 1878. Do you think he would qualify as a leader or deacon in your church today? Read More

The Unspoken Tension Between (Some) Pastors and (Some) Laity

There is a growing tension between some pastors and some laity in churches across America. It is not pervasive, but it’s growing. Read More

What Is Self-Discipline?

Growth in personal holiness is largely determined by our progress in self-discipline. Without this foundational discipline, there can be no advancement in grace. Before other disciplines can be administered, whether in the home, business, or church, there first must be self-discipline. Read More

3 Savvy Ways to Bury a Church Event

Often a long-standing event needs to be buried as it drains resources, time, and energy from the more important. What can ministry leaders do to bury a church event wisely and sensitively? Read More

Great Commission-Inspired Ambition

The countless thousands of people surrounding our churches who are facing a Christ-less eternity are not going to trip and fall into the Kingdom of God. We churches filled with people who call themselves Christians but do not know how to feed themselves spiritually. We need more ambitious churches. Read More

The Future of Southern Baptist Evangelism: A New (Closing) Series

The math doesn't lie: Southern Baptists need new evangelistic momentum. Read More
Southern Baptists are not the only ones who need new evangelistic momentum.
10 Questions for Southern Baptists to Ask 

Chuck Lawless reflects upon the state of his denomination. Read More
The questions that Chuck Lawless frames in his article are questions that the members of all North American denominations should be asking.
A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting

This latest attack is part of a pattern, and the pretext for a remarkable prayer. Read More

The Holy and Great Collapsing Council: Why Eastern Orthodoxy is in trouble

Will there be a Pan-Orthodox Council? Read More

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