Monday, August 01, 2016

On the Net: "He Came to Save Sinners" and More

He Came to Save Sinners

There are times when we have to seize the moment. In football, the quarterback sees his wide receiver breaking free from the defenders and knows that the time has come to throw the ball. In romance, a young man reaches for a phone to ask a pretty girl out for dinner, knowing that the opportunity will never come again. The same is true in evangelism. God presents us with opportunities to point others to Jesus, and it is important that we know what to say when those opportunities arise. Read More

Megachurch World: A Thriving Church of University Students

"Outreach to the university is our no. 1 trait," says a New Zealand megachurch pastor. Read More

There Are 3 Kinds of Churches

There are three different kinds of churches defined by the ways they relate to one another and the ways they relate to visitors. Let me explain what I mean. Read More

10 Church Members Who Drive Me Crazy

I love the local church. I really do. Deeply. But, almost every church I know has members and attenders that get under the skin of a leader. Here are 10 of those types of people for me. Read More

Six Perspectives on Dual Church Membership

What do we do with the concept of dual membership? As a rule, most of us believers should belong to one and only one local congregation. We need to be accountable to one body and ministering where we live. But I can see some exceptions. For discussion, then, let me throw out six perspectives on belonging to two different churches. Read More

3 Actions of Servant Leaders

One of the books we read is Leadership and the One Minute Manager, which advocates situational leadership. Situational leadership is adjusting your leadership to each person on your team, based on his or her level of development, instead of asking each person on the team to adjust to you. Situational leadership is Christian in nature because it calls the leader to serve each person, not to ask each person to serve the leader. Read More

5 Things I’ve Learned About Leadership Working With A New Assistant

Few people impact you more directly than an assistant. Read More

Stop Having Quiet Times

In the verbal actions of the psalms—rejoicing in who God is, asking for needed help, expressing heartfelt thanks—we’re talking to someone. It’s fair to say that having a “quiet time” is a misnomer. It’s more of an out loud, “noisy” time. Read More

The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

In a culture of “gospel-centered (fill in the blank)” and grace-filled (again, fill in the blank),” have we bypassed perhaps the supreme virtue of Christianity: a gritty, unwavering control of our passions, thoughts, words, and behaviors for the sake of Christ? Read More

Rediscovering J. C. Ryle’s ‘Holiness’

Ben Rogers reviews J. C. Ryle's "forgotten classic," Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots,. Read More
Over the years I have read and reread 'Holiness.' I definitely recommend it to Anglicans Ablaze readers. It may be found online at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
The Briefing: The evangelical predicament: What will a faithful vote look like in November? [Podcast]

Albert Mohler examines the predicament facing US evangelicals in this presidential election cycle. Listen Now
A good overview of the predicament US evangelicals face this election year.
The new political divide

Farewell, left versus right. The contest that matters now is open against closed. Read More

Is our culture’s increasing hostility to Christianity a good thing? [Video]

What do you think? Watch Now

Uganda: Pastor 'killed by group of Muslims' for evangelising

A pastor was tied up and killed by a group of Muslims in eastern Uganda reportedly for converting Muslims to Christianity and refusing to sell land for the building of a mosque. Read More

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