Wednesday, August 10, 2016

And Now for Something Different: "10 Things I Have Learned about Worship" and More

10 Things I Have Learned about Worship

I still remember the first worship service I attended more than 40 years ago. I understood very little of it, as I was not yet a believer. Over the last several decades, though, here are some things I’ve learned about worship. Read More

Doxological Calvinism

Let me invite you to take a simple word-association test. The usual procedure for such a test is that the administrator says a word and the subject responds with the first word that comes to mind. Thus, the word horse might immediately prompt the word cart from some people, but race (as in horse race) from others. Read More

7 Of My Most Repeated Leadership Advice

Ron Edmondson shares his most repeated leadership advice with his readers. Read More

3 Traits of People Leaders Should Listen To

Leaders must listen to others, but wise leaders ensure they are hearing the right voices. In my experience, the right people to listen to are men and women who consistently display. Read More

5 Signs That You’re Losing Your Leadership Influence

“Losing influence doesn’t happen overnight. It slowly leaks away from leaders who aren’t paying attention to the warning signs.” Read More

Raising up Female Leaders in Ministry

Ed Stetzer: “Don’t forget the emerging female leaders around you—find them, encourage them, raise them up.” Read More

How to read - and understand - the book of Revelation

It is not a book written as some kind of speculative, obscure, theological end-times tome. It is not for us to just pick and choose whatever we want from it. A text without a context is just a pretext for whatever we want it to be. To understand this supposedly obscure book we really need to understand the context. Read More

Older Women, Teach Us to Pray

Reluctance to pray publicly can arise for several reasons—fear of public speaking, awareness of spiritual weakness, lack of interest, ignorance of how to pray aloud—but it is always worth overcoming. Especially when older women and younger women are gathered together, the older women (whether older chronologically or spiritually) have an opportunity to love and encourage the younger women by praying aloud with them. Read More
I learned to pray in a small prayer group composed of three women and myself, the only man in the group. The three women were older than I. Two of them were seasoned prayer warriors. They introduced to me to "conversational prayer." They encouraged me to pray aloud with them.
Do I Really Have to Pray for Politicians I Oppose?

God calls us to pray for everyone. Read More

If He Does Not Love Jesus, He Will Not Love You

Jesus gave us the first and greatest commandment in Matthew 22:36–40: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. We know God should come first, whether we’re married, single, or dating. But how do we put God first when we are falling in love with someone else — when it’s not “just me and Jesus” anymore? Read More

Themelios 41.2 Online

The Gospel Coalition just released the August 2016 issue of Themelios, which has 197 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software. Learn More

Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?

There is a common idea today that young evangelicals are liberating themselves from conservatism, but is that true? Read More

Clergy Working Fewer Hours, Getting Paid More

Counting the cost is getting easier. Read More

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