Tuesday, December 06, 2016

On the Net: "'Notional Christian' Vote Was The Key To Donald Trump Election Victory " and More

'Notional Christian' Vote Was The Key To Donald Trump Election Victory

It was not so much evangelical Christians as "notional" Christians who won Donald Trump the race to the White House, a new study shows. Read More
Unfortunately non-Christians do not make a distinction between "notional" Christians and "convictional" Christians. Trump and Christianity are linked in their mind with two harmful results. Christians in the United States can expect to experience greater antipathy from non-Christians while those out of the United States can expect to experience greater persecution by them. The cause will be the policies Trump adopts and the actions he takes. It is not far-fetched to conclude that the evil one may have had a hand in Trump's success at the polls since he gains the most from the resultant damage inflicted upon the mission of Christ's Church.
2 Corinthians 12 Assessment of Your Congregation

 Sometimes the Bible speaks so clearly to our situations that it’s almost painful to read. In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul talked about visiting the Corinthians again, but he was concerned about what he’d find when he arrived. Using Paul’s concerns in 2 Corinthians 12:20-21, do a quick analysis of your church to see if any of these Corinthian issues is present in your congregation.... Read More

The Poor You Will Always Have With You’—What Did Jesus Really Mean?

Jesus’ upside-down kingdom is coming. He calls us to be part of it. Read More

Who Was St. Nicholas?

The unsatisfying answer to the title of this post is that nobody knows for sure. To quote one Nicholas scholar, “We can grant a bishop of that name who had a great impact on his homeland. We can also accept December 6 as the day of his death and burial. These are all the facts we can hold to. Further we cannot go.” (Gustav Anrich, quoted by Charles W. Jones in Saint Nicholas of Bari, Myra, and Manhattan). Read More

3 Coordination Killers that Can Kill Your Leadership

Ok, so the title may sound a bit hyperbolic. But it is not hyperbole at all; a lack of coordination can destroy a team’s effectiveness. A lack of coordination across multiple areas can greatly harm a leader’s credibility. Read More

13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

Here are 13 common mistakes senior pastors make that contribute to sluggish growth, or even decline. Fix these and watch what happens. Read More

Worship and the Next Generation Featuring Mrk Hall - Rainer on Leadership #283 [Podcast]

Mark Hall, founder of Casting Crowns, joins Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe to discuss worship, student ministry, and how he and Casting Crowns are rooted in their local church. Listen Now

Themelios 41.3

The Gospel Coalition just released the December 2016 issue of Themelios, which has 177 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews. Learn More

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