Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On the Net: "Should the Church Try to Be ‘Cool’?" and More

The Mission Field
Should the Church Try to Be ‘Cool’?

“It should be one of our main goals as believers to try to relate the gospel to those who don’t yet understand its beauty.” Read More

Six Terrible Ways to Try to Recruit Volunteers in Your Church

Sometimes I think church leaders take the most negative approaches in an attempt to encourage more people to get involved in ministry in the church. Read More

The Holiness of God and the Sinfulness of Man

One word that crystallizes the essence of the Christian faith is the word grace. One of the great mottos of the Protestant Reformation was the Latin phrase sola gratia—by grace alone. This phrase wasn’t invented by the sixteenth-century Reformers. Its roots are in the theology of Augustine of Hippo, who used it to call attention to the central concept of Christianity, that our redemption is by grace alone, that the only way a human being can ever find himself reconciled to God is by grace. That concept is so central to the teaching of Scripture that to even mention it seems like an insult to people’s intelligence; yet, if there is a dimension of Christian theology that has become obscured in the last few generations, it is grace. Read More

5 Steps to Take After Saying Something Stupid In Public

Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don’t use it as a stick to beat yourself up. Read More

Literal, Christological, Spiritual: A Look Into Calvin’s Approach to Hermeneutics and Preaching

What is our aim in preaching? What should it be? Read More

An Essential Key to Understanding the Development of the NT Canon

Unfortunately, the high level of interest in the New Testament canon is often combined with a high number of misconceptions about the canon. For anyone willing to search for it, the internet is packed with myths, mistakes, and misunderstandings about how the whole process really worked. Read More

Should Children Sit Through “Big Church”?

I hope there is a strong leader in your church because weak leaders will never be able to stand up against the onslaught of criticism that is going to come if you try to do what I am going to suggest. Read More

The End of Discipleship as We Know It

Hugh Halter: “Missionaries don’t grow on trees, nor do they emerge after enough sermons have been preached to them.” Read More

11 Fall Festival Follow-Up Ideas

The ultimate purpose is to see families reached and discipled. Here are some ways to ensure your fall festival does just that. Read More

Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

Three simple and biblical ways to wisely engage with our neighbors and our culture, regardless of how difficult an issue is. Read More

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