Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday's Catch: "Why It’s Easy (And Wrong) To Think Growing Churches Simply Won The Lottery" and More

Why It’s Easy (And Wrong) To Think Growing Churches Simply Won The Lottery

While there’s an element of divine providence in every story, growing churches don’t simply ‘get lucky.’ In fact, here are 5 things are true about most growing churches. Read More

What Can Church History Teaches Us about Wolves

Several years ago I did a series on heresies and heretics. Preparing the messages helped me understand church history better and more carefully articulate the orthodox faith. It also helped me notice some patterns (and non-patterns) related to false teachers. I discovered that church history can teach us a lot about wolves. Read More

8 Sins You Commit Whenever You Look at Porn

We know that pornography is an ugly and harmful sin. We know that those who indulge in porn have committed the sin of lust, but there is so much more to it than that. When you open your browser and begin to look at those images and videos, you are sinning in ways that go far beyond lust. Here are 8 sins you commit when you look at porn. Read More

Against the Sophists

If anyone is a shoo-in for the hall of fame of educators historically, it is Socrates. Socrates stands as a giant in the history of educational philosophy, and the importance of Socrates and of his ideas is not only for ancient history but also for today. Socrates was a man with a passion and a profound concern for salvation. Socrates was trying to save Greek civilization. The reason he was concerned about saving Greek civilization is because in his day a dreadful crisis had emerged that was a clear and present danger to the ongoing stability of Greece. It was an educational crisis that arose as a result of Sophism. Read More

8 Prayers You Should Regularly Pray for Your Pastor

In light of the challenges of ministry, here are 8 prayers every church member should pray for their pastor(s) on a regular basis. Read More

Finding Unity in Worship Styles Featuring Mike Harland - Rainer on Leadership #322 [Podcast]

Mike Harland is back to talk worship and this time Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe discuss labels of music styles and if it’s possible to have a congregation unified about worship styles. Listen Now

8 Ways the Internet Can Hurt the Church

I’m grateful for the Internet. Via it, we can find available resources, communicate with missionaries, train international believers, and evangelize the global lost. On the other hand, here are some ways the use of the Internet has hurt the church.... Read More

Themelios 42.1

The Gospel Coalition just released the April 2017 issue of Themelios, which has 253 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software. A print edition will be available for purchase in several weeks from Wipf and Stock. Read More

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