Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday Lagniappe: "Can Salvation Be Lost Because of Sin?" and More

The Mission Field
Can Salvation Be Lost Because of Sin?

The question of losing one’s salvation is one that is a matter of great controversy within the household of Christian faith. Read More

4 Things Every Church’s Vision Should Include

The vision for a local church answers the question, “What does God want us to do?” This answer must be given with clarity, consistency, and creativity. Read More

Millennials Don’t Need Your ‘Cool’

As a college pastor and now as leader of a campus ministry at Princeton University, I also minister to many millennials. Here are a few of my own (admittedly anecdotal) observations about ministry to millennials. Read More

Why Do Americans Change Churches?

A new survey from Pew Research examines the attitudes surrounding the move and come away with some very interesting findings. Here are five takeaways for Christians hoping to understand the current American religious environment. Read More

Can We Be Saved Without the Church?

Was Cyprian right? Can we be saved without the Church? Read More

Always Point People to the Church Website

I spend a lot of time with pastors around the country. I get asked all kinds of questions. I’ll write later about the most common things I see when I do a church secret shopper consultation. Today, I want to write about one of the most common things I say to churches. Here it is: Always point people to your church’s website. Always. Read More

Why Instagram’s Latest Addition Fails at Authenticity

Earlier this month, the hugely popular photo-sharing app Instagram unveiled its latest in-app feature: Stories. If you’re one of Instagram’s half-billion users, you can now upload photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. As the official statement explains, Stories “lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile.”

Wait, isn’t this just Snapchat? Read More

5 ways to help missionaries transition back to the states

Pastors and churches who watch the mess of returning missionaries often want to help. But maybe they aren’t sure how to best go about it. Here are a few suggestions from someone fresh off the field. Read More

Why Most Chinese American Christians Are Conservative Evangelicals

Chinese American sociologists, historians, and theologians, and even the Pew Research Center all confirm the fact that Asian American Christians are predominantly conservative evangelicals, as opposed to liberal Protestants, Roman Catholics, or Eastern Orthodox. Read More

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