Monday, August 08, 2016

And Now for Something Different: "What Is Your Only Comfort" and Much More

What Is Your Only Comfort?

Of all the Reformation-era catechisms, perhaps none is as well-loved as the Heidelberg Catechism. In the opening question and answer, the personal and distinctive tone of the catechism becomes evident. “What is your only comfort in life and in death?” This is not a theoretical question—“What would be necessary if God were to comfort sinners?” Rather, this is a very practical question—“How do I have comfort as long as I live and then when I die?” Read More

5 Truths About Diversity in the Church

Ed Stetzer: “The majority of believers are comfortable with the level (or lack) of diversity that exists in their church.” Read More

The Day Calvin Lost His Church

This is a story of when Calvin was still a knucklehead. Read More

Young Leaders, Believe in Your Church

Today I want to challenge younger leaders, those who have been rescued by Christ and for Christ, to believe in your church. Your local church is not perfect, but she is very important. Your church is a local body of Christ, a local expression of the bride of Christ. Here are three ways you should express belief in your church. Read More

10 Ways to Listen Better as a Church Leader

All church leaders have church members who want to talk with us at times. Sometimes it’s an emergency. At other times, it’s a longer-term need. Many of us, though, aren’t the best listeners. Here are some ways to do better. Read More

Emotions Are a Language

Think of emotions as a language. They say something—something very important—and part of our job is to figure out what they are saying. Read More

9 Ways to Handle Negative Feedback Without Getting Defensive

While you crave to hear ‘well done,’ you never get to ‘well done’ unless you hear the truth first. Read More

3 Signs of a Healthy Church Transition

Pete Scazzero: “The entire Christian life is about trusting Jesus. This is the primary work God has called all of us to do.” Read More

Dick Lucas on What Makes an Excellent Teacher [Audio]

Nancy Guthrie talks with Dick Lucas about improving as a Bible teacher. Listen Now

The Bible Is Not Boring

If God’s word seems boring, there’s either a problem with the reading or the reader. Read More

How Evangelism Can Be Woven Into All Parts Of An Academic Institution

Evangelism should be a value that shapes all Christian academic institutions. Read More

We Must Resurrect Church Revitalization

The mere existence of Brian Croft’s most recent book, Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying and Divided Churches, should encourage lovers of the gospel. Churches are being reborn as faithful Christians quietly labor to restore life and health according to God’s Word. Read More

If Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation, Now What?

"Denny Burk writes about a new book that seems to be part of a new movement to normalize pedophilia. It does this by considering it a sexual orientation." Tim Challies Read More

The Kingdom Comes Not through Maneuvers but by Repentance

Jesus says to us every day, all day, as he said all day every day then, “Repent!” Read More

The Christian Right is on the ropes

Donald Trump has set up the movement to lose political power whether he wins or loses. Read More

Priest gives this reason for why people can't vote for Trump in the name of Christianity

Joel Weir, a priest in the Orthodox Church in American Diocese of the Midwest, does not have any beef with Christians who want to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, Weir hopes that people won't go voting for Trump in the name of Christianity. Read More

Pew: More Sermons Endorse Clinton

Fewer pastors are politically engaged this election; fewer still are speaking for Trump from the pulpit. Read More

Should the next US president be offensively blunt about Islamism? Republicans think so, Democrats don't

Should the next US president be blunt about Islamist terror even if it means offending Muslims as a whole? Nearly half of Americans think so, while half want him or her to be more careful – but there's a marked difference between Democrat and Republican voters. Read More

United Kingdom: Could the decline in Christianity be coming to a halt?

The decline of Christianity in Britain could be coming to a halt, temporarily at least, new figures from this year's British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA) suggest. Read More

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