Topic: pastors

While we all want to complain about the state of the Church, and in many cases rightfully so, I think it’s helpful to remember, as God told Elijah so long ago, that there are many men around the cou ... discuss

These tensions are not between a good choice and a bad choice. They are between two good choices where one will be sacrificed for the other. It is easy to say that the pastor must seek balance; it is ... discuss

"Our goal is to build a national movement so that every parish that wants to be amazing will know there is a community of other parishes who want the same thing." -- Patrick LencioniContact: Bill Wein ... discuss

"Our goal is to build a national movement so that every parish that wants to be amazing will know there is a community of other parishes who want the same thing." -- Patrick LencioniContact: Bill Wein ... discuss

“Relying on self proves to be the highway to spiritual calamity. Indeed, to state it again, trusting in one’s power and abilities and character to do God’s work will most assuredly give birt ... discuss

In the first minute, the commentator mentioned that five states have banned licensed counselors from engaging in “gay conversion therapy” with another 20 considering legislation this year. ... discuss

During the Spanish-American War (1898), arising from a dispute over Cuba and Puerto Rico, the United States also acquired Guam and the Philippines. (For a brief note on the subsequent history of these ... discuss

Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life, Spring 2017: While praying outside an abortion center can be a source of blessings … sometimes it’s just hard to get out of bed and go do it.One of our ... discuss

Many of today’s churches are no different than the Pharisees were. Precisely where in the Bible is homosexuality seen to be ok? Yet many denominations are ordaining gay pastors. Where in the Word of ... discuss

creative commons 2.0 via flickrI've been reading through "I don't have enough Faith to be an Atheist" by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek.  And by reading, I mean listening to the audiobook.  Ch ... discuss

(in Irish - Aedh mac Carthin) was an early disciple and companion of Saint Patrick during the latter's missions into pagan territory. He is said to have been consecrated bishop of Clogher in Tyrone by ... discuss

“If you wish to benefit your flock spiritually, and, at the same time to gain spiritual and theological strength yourself, regard them as your beloved people; try more and  more to take an inte ... discuss

In the New Covenant we have confidence to draw near to Christ in service of his people. In the Old Covenant, the qualifications for ministry in the temple were largely external, and consisted of vario ... discuss

Begin now to consider how you wish to be remembered.  Will you want a tombstone like John Wesley (just outside Bunhill Fields) and so many others with monuments and flowery words that articulate all ... discuss

March's blog of note is The Veil of Chastity. The site is written for single Catholic young women, but the information provided, focusing expressly on living chastely in both the single and married vo ... discuss

“You may not realize it, but pastors have to write every day. I’m sure every pastor has a love/hate (mostly hate?) relationship with email. There was a day last week when I wrote 53 emails. Ma ... discuss

The main reason for the simplicity of Reformed worship is the teaching of Scripture.  The Bible doesn’t command God’s New Covenant people to worship him with all the images and vestments and cere ... discuss

When I counsel pastors with burnout, stress, anxiety, or depression, I often find a strange reluctance to address the physical side of their suffering and an obsession with the spiritual. The spiritua ... discuss

God says this over and over in the Bible and He has to because we have stubborn hearts and stiff necks.  Listening to God means being quiet ourselves and open and attentive to His voice.  I ... discuss

Allow them to use their gifts to serve others. Working women bring a diverse set of gifts and talents to the church. A female CFO is a great resource to help balance the church’s finances, or a corp ... discuss

Pastors can be tempted to modify or even abandon biblical doctrines for a variety of reasons. Cultural pressures, vocal church members, even legal actions can press hard upon pastors, making them feel ... discuss

One of the best ways to get over being pissed off at someone is to pray for them.  No, I don't mean praying for them to fall into a pit of a volcano.  Or to pray for God to help them become ... discuss

Generally combative and sarcastic comments. Do you know someone that seems always to be in debate on social media? They always want to prove their points, and they will take you on personally if you d ... discuss

Judge Neil Gorsuchby Star Parker: My first experience with Senate confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee was in 1991 at the hearings for Clarence Thomas.I came to Washington with s ... discuss

“We need principles that are absolute and normative; otherwise, the decisions we make will be arbitrary, and we’ll have no basis for distinguishing right decisions from wrong decisions. Our hu ... discuss

“I am sorry to say that as I mingle with the younger generation today, I cannot help feeling that this culture of deep meditation on God has been largely lost. There is too much noise. Noise fr ... discuss

If you love Anglicanism by all means be an Anglican. I know some wonderful Anglican brothers and sisters. If you desire to ordain women then transfer to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) or Re ... discuss

by Fr. Josiah Trenham – You’d be right to ask, I think, what’s a pastor doing at this conservative political conference. I certainly know some of my clerical colleagues are asking what I’m ... discuss

The weekend before last, I had the privilege of addressing the Bringing America Back to Life convention, organized by Cleveland Right to Life. My talk was entitled "The war against abortion: No except ... discuss

Moving to larger churches is no longer considered a career path by many pastors. My generation as a whole viewed “bigger as better” as a career path. If you did well at one church, you would quick ... discuss

Affiliation with the ACNA brings the Diocese into full communion with an organization of 111,853 members in 966 churches and 32 dioceses spread across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Founded in ... discuss

Whether you are a mommy-blogger building a larger presence on social media, a pastor seeking to replicate yourself via satellite streaming, a youth leader wishing to draw large crowds through games an ... discuss

Second, the preacher only has the authority to bind the conscience where Scripture binds the conscience. Not only must the preacher stick to the Word of God, he cannot go beyond what is written when h ... discuss

A group of female clergy from Iowa wrote a letter this week to publicly state their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The letter, published in the Des Moines Register on Wednesday, inc ... discuss

Secularism is the belief that man does not need God or God’s laws in man’s social, governmental, educational, or economic affairs. Ironically, secularism rejects religion, yet is itself a religion ... discuss

Lloyd Marcusby Lloyd Marcus: In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, two con men came to town. The emperor loved clothes more than anything else. The conm ... discuss

t the recent G3 Conference, Todd Friel talked to Steven Lawson about William Tyndale and John Rogers. Why Pastors Should Work Hard to Write Well — Kevin DeYoung shares some good wisdom regarding t ... discuss

I discovered the biblical principle of Sabbath, setting aside one day a week to connect with God, to remind myself that God is God, and I am not. In our 24/7, always-connected, constantly-available wo ... discuss

Remembering that anyone might read and misunderstand what we’ve written, we need to be as clear as possible. Our speech should be open and honest. We should not give anyone cause to doubt our words ... discuss

But churches and pastors can also succumb to this tendency of devoting the majority of their attention to problems and complaints at the expense of the vast majority who are living steady godly lives ... discuss

I was joined by pastors and Students for Life’s campus director for a candle light vigil in front of the “100 years strong” sign at Planned Parenthood in San Luis Obispo. Planned Parent ... discuss

“Ministering to men and women who are victims of sexual abuse can be tricky; there are several common mistakes that pastors make. By being aware of these pitfalls, you can be better prepared the ... discuss

When we remember that it is the same God who served up our circumstances through his providence that calls us to be content in him, then we can rest in him. It is natural for us to complain and desire ... discuss

Because reality sets in. The honeymoon is that period where each of two parties sees the other through idyllic lenses. But the pastor and the congregation will soon discover that neither is perfect. I ... discuss

The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him (Proverbs 18:17). Author’s note: The following is a rebuttal to an article on the Internet called Personhood and Abol ... discuss

Contact: James Jacobson, President, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273 DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Is the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world, and place ... discuss

03/12/2012 China (ChinaAid) Members Detained and Sent to Labor Camp as Chinese House Church Repeatedly Targeted for Persecution -A house church belonging to the China for Christ denomination has be ... discuss

When asked “if a church community has a church hall that they rent to couples who want to have that wedding reception in that hall … should that church hall and church community be forced ... discuss

Many began to notice a growing trend within PCA churches and ministries that put an almost exclusive emphasis upon justification, to the considerable neglect of sanctification. Some taught that sancti ... discuss

11 March AD 1575 Croatian reformer Matthias Flacius Illyricus (Matija Vlačić Ilirik) was born on 3 March 1520 in Labin (Albona in Latin). At that time, the region was under control of the Venetian ... discuss

Contact: James Jacobson, President, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273 DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Is the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world, and place ... discuss

Audio Message: Welcome, officially to the Christmas season. As we call it, “advent.”Why do we have this season of advent? What is advent? Advent literally means “the arrival.” And specif ... discuss

Bishop of Lincoln (1829 - 8 March 1910) was an English bishop. King was the second son of the Reverend Walker King, Archdeacon of Rochester and rector of Stone, Kent. King graduated from Oriel College ... discuss

We can’t repent on behalf of others.  Those who claim ‘you can’t face up to the truth’ are in one sense right.  We can’t.  At least if we saw ourselves and our sin as God sees it, we woul ... discuss

The Bible begs to differ. Writing on behalf of God, Paul says, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality. … For God has not called us for impurity, ... discuss

Contact: Sonua Bohannon, 615-749-6211 NASHVILLE, March 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Few people know that during the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton re ... discuss

Contact: Sonua Bohannon, 615-749-6211 NASHVILLE, March 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Few people know that during the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton re ... discuss

As I was talking about these titles, giving my two-sentence synopses on the books, Dana said that we should make book flights for different topics. Her sister-in-law, Laura, had just shared an article ... discuss

But these examples do not exhaust what the Bible means by “pastoral ministry.” We should not let the soft virtues of pastoral care eclipse the hard virtues so that a “pastoral approach” become ... discuss

Foh’s interpretation of Genesis does exactly what Henry rejoices wasn’t done in the passage. She puts enmity between the man and the woman. And that is the great danger inherent in her int ... discuss

How not to lead: People need to be aware of their failures or they’ll never be able to change. So, keep an eye out for others’ missteps or mishaps and then leak the word to the rest of you ... discuss

Most say their church would be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. But many don’t know if anyone in their church has been a victim of domestic violence. And only half say they have a ... discuss

Consequently, in place of “a learned, moral man, the ideal pastor became a creative, energy-bursting visionary that individuals could identify with and therefore would want to come to that church, ... discuss

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This is a why-to book. IT's part memoir. It focuses on Jesus' concept of empowerment vs. the world's way. Goggin and Strobel start out with an Introduction to this book. The authors split this book ... discuss

by George Barna: More than 100 million adults in America claim to have a biblical worldview! Are they right? Does it matter?A series of nationwide surveys conducted by the American Culture & Faith In ... discuss

n today’s chipper church growth culture, hell has been forgotten.  It’s common to hear preaching about things that make us happy, subjects that bring delight, and sermons that result in j ... discuss

What Scot laments is the loss of evangelicalism’s soul in center-left to far-left circles, where, unfortunately, the experiential elements of evangelical identity became paramount, leading to theolo ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

Certainly worrisome, fearful, sinful, or competing thoughts can prevent us from connecting with God as we worship. Yet the problem with this type of call right at the beginning of a service is that it ... discuss

The production is high quality and moves quickly. Seven or eight top scientists in various disciplines are interviewed and provide expert testimony. This was genuinely informative to me. If you’re a ... discuss

Claims of abortions demands by Catholics don’t give a balanced journalistic view on Vatican surveysToday’s reporting about Catholics asserting their right to self determination on Church d ... discuss

24 February, New Testament After the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus' followers at Jerusalem chose Matthias to replace Judas: "And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbe ... discuss

Today, as I write this, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  At the Mass I attended today, it would seem the presiding priest did not want to celebrate this feast day.  He wore green, wh ... discuss

Epiphany 6Matthew 5:21-37“But I say to you...”Our Lord Jesus Christ speaks with an authority of his own.  Ancient teachers would often appeal to the authority of those who have gone before th ... discuss

This is a memoir by a a former Cabinet member of faith, whom former Pres. Obama had appointed to his administration. Michael Wear begins his book with a Prelude, telling the story of his first days ... discuss

Teen Vogue, apparently a publication geared toward teenagers, has recently published two articles about abortion. Now, seeing as though I'm not a teenager, I don't have any kids, and I'm a man of reas ... discuss

“This life's dim windows of the soul, Distorts the heavens from pole to pole, And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye.”― William BlakeDo you remembe ... discuss

26 January AD 1915; transferred to 28 January* Matthias Loy (1828-1915) was born on 17 March to Matthias and Christina Loy, a pair of German immigrants. The family lived in near-poverty in Cumberland ... discuss

27 January AD 407 Saint John Chrysostom, Preacher, Bishop, and Theologian, was called Chrysostom (Greek for"golden-mouthed") by his hearers. He was a dominant force in the fourth-century Christian chu ... discuss

A Barna poll finds "Less than 1 percent of senior pastors and discipleship pastors told Barna that “today’s churches are doing very well at discipling new and young believers.” Six in 10 said ... discuss

Love to completion. I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Francesco CangiamilaTranslated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.In this day and age, the most salient iss ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

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Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

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Back in April 2016, I read the little book, "Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People" (Kindle Edition), written by Constantine R. Campbell (also see this).I immensely enjoyed this book and it ... discuss

One of the beautiful things about Christianity is that it often look so different; it comes with great freedom. One of the most difficult things about Christianity can be when we expect everyone to lo ... discuss

This hardback book is attractively arranged. It has a flower photo on the front cover. Higgs begins with an introduction called Well-Versed. Then she launches into the next 31 chapters. She begins e ... discuss

Jesus Over Everything is a why-to book. Clayton Jennings, the author, is an evangelist, an author, and leads in this generation of Gospel preachers. He comes from a long line of many preachers. Jenn ... discuss

Trump is the fascist threat to free speech. Except that all he does to shut you down is insult you on Twitter and make idle boasts.  Whereas the Obama/Clinton progressives come after you:They wea ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mrs. Clinton’s intolerance is as glaring as Mr. Trump’s; she merely has a different target: religious liberty. Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has insulted women, person ... discuss

I live in Connecticut where we have plenty of pick-your-own apple orchards to visit in the autumn. I love the crazy looking old trees like this one. They look like a lost cause, but the only reason th ... discuss

Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language.Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translat ... discuss

Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evange ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

For those of you who don’t know, this summer I began to study for the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. This is a decision that was a long time in comi ... discuss

Last week I served in the chapel service for Higher Things in Fort Collins, Colorado, and watched all of the other pastors assist with Holy Communion. At this Higher Things event there were somewhere ... discuss

There are varying opinions among Christians about abortion. Catholics sometimes blame Protestants for the decriminalization of abortion. They may be right.  In the '60s, it was often Protest ... discuss

This is a book of 125 daily meditations. It's an updated version of this book, originally published in 1999. Piper starts out the book with a Preface. He follows this with Acknowledgements. What f ... discuss

This is a nonfiction Christian book. Bussie starts out with her definition of the eye-catching title of this book. She arranges this book over six chapters. She starts the beginning of each chapter wi ... discuss

This is a Bible study book that uses different Bible characters. Liz Curtis Higgs has written many of such books already. They have sold millions of copies, with over 4.6 million copies in print. S ... discuss

Jason B. Ladd is a Marine who grew up in a military family. He spent many years as an agnostic/atheist. Now he's a followers of Jesus and specializes in apologetics. His book, ONE OF THE FEW, is par ... discuss

This book is a devotional. These devotions are based on the life of Jesus, as depicted in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Ken Gire starts his devotional with an Introduction. He prompt ... discuss

This is a how-to books for parents of teenage girls. This is the Third Edition of this book. The topic is navigating a girl's relationships with other girls. A New York Times bestseller, Wiseman st ... discuss

This book is written for the layman. Bradstreet combines his scientific knowledge and expertise with Rabay's theology and expertise. Bradstreet is an award-winning professor, author, and astronomy " ... discuss

This book is part memoir and part reflections. The author, Mike McHargue, identified as a former Christian turned atheist. His focus for this book? It's science that brought him back to faith in Chr ... discuss

This newly minted devotional builds on the Bible character, Daniel. This black books sports a lovely leather-like covering on its edges and spine. Hawkins begins this book with an Introduction to th ... discuss

Pro-life leaders and local activists need to face up to what's happening at the highest levels in the Catholic Church.As Voice of the Family reported last week:"A representative of the Holy See [Monsi ... discuss

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn ... discuss

Father Michael Orsi, now on the pastoral team of St. Agnes Church in Naples, Fl said, “For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Ah, look at all the glorious things. More than once I’ve said I d ... discuss

This was a banner week for letters to the editor and I had a lot of them to read through and select from. In the end, I’ve chosen ones that speak about sleepovers, the ESV, problems with mod ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include some good ones that rarely go on sale: Bold Reformer by David Steele, Uneclipsing the Son by Rich Holland, Expository Listening by Ken Ramey, and The Pu ... discuss

This year I have been participating in the 2016 Reading Challenge, a fun way to increase and diversify your reading through another year. I took the challenge and set this year’s goal at 104 ... discuss

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is in trouble. The 58-story tower is home to some of the city’s wealthiest people, its apartments among the most expensive and desirable in the city. But r ... discuss

God is good to give us pastors. The very fact that God calls certain men to “care for the church of God” (Acts 20:28) proves that the church is in need of care. God gives us pastors becaus ... discuss

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”Matthew 9A few we ... discuss

"Stormed and humiliated." - The rebuilding of the John Paul II Institute by Francis and the "sexual revolution in the Vatican"The theologian Andrea Grillo, staunch Bergoglianist, has revealed in a com ... discuss

"The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes to examine him" (Prov. 18:17).I would not be writing this, except when I made an effort to notify the RedGraceMedia team of some errors ... discuss

JD Hall, a prominent four-point abolitionist, has spent significant time recently making hay about the evils and dangers of the Abolish Human Abortion movement. Sadly, he does so while disingenuousl ... discuss

My guest for this episode is Michael Coughlin. Michael is an Evangelist from Columbus, Ohio and joins me to discuss proper comparisons, namely comparing ourselves to people we don’t know. An Outli ... discuss

Abolitionists gathered in Oklahoma from around the nation in late February 2016. There were several desired outcomes to this gathering/conference, the most significant of which was that a State Senato ... discuss

Nate Pickowicz is pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, contributor at Entreating Favor, and author of the upcoming book “Reviving New England.” As the fires of Reformation w ... discuss

Matthew 9:3 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’Matthew 12:7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned ... discuss

Dear Pastors, 1/23/16 update St. Agnes, Sellersville You advertise Grandview Medical Practices , which includes OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine.  How have you vett ... discuss

In Saint Pope John Paul II's quarter century of addresses to the Roman Rota (1979 - 2005), he seemed to evidence growing and grave concern about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, even focusing ... discuss

Those of us whose vocations involve writing or speaking about religion often see in the major holy days a two-edged sword. On one hand, most of the pastors I know could roll out of bed at three o ... discuss

I write this to fellow Christians who have turned to abortion because of pressure from important others. I write this to fellow Christians who have turned to abortion because no one in their Christ ... discuss

THis is a specialty book, written by the Executive Director of the organization called Democrats for Life. This book opens up with the author's acknowledgements to those who made the writing of thi ... discuss

This is about that time of year. I'm not talking about Halloween. I'm talking about the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which is observed every year on the weekend of N ... discuss

The Relationship Idol "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for t ... discuss

Being Teachers of "Good Things"I have been seeing a lot of "Christian" meetings focusing on the "Women of God", "Women's Destiny" or the more common phrase, "Women's Empowerment".empowerment: the ... discuss

Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here?Posted on Sep 02, 2015 by Brian Fisher at: http://onlineforlife.org/blog/planned-parenthood-and-body-parts-how-did-we-get-here/ There i ... discuss

ForAmerica.com has become one of the strongest social media voices for the unborn.  Lately it has been on top of both the Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Story as well as the controversy of ... discuss

What a great line from this essay on Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood by leftist blogger Hugo Schwyzer, The Troubled Sanger Legacy, Some Thoughts on Planned Parenthood:Even now, I regularly ... discuss

For behold the sovereign the Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.  The strong man, ... discuss

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect – ... discuss

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy ... discuss

Last 36 books I read sorted in descending order by date Tim Challies just published a blog post that intrigued me. The title of his blog post (“blost”) is the same as mine, or should I say, ... discuss

The Synod on the Family of 2014 was like a big family fight. Prima facie, it appeared to be a divisive mess. Fortunately, we are only at the half-way point, and there is time for some regrouping and r ... discuss

Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"My thirteen year old son Anthony asked to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" the ot ... discuss

Each year, the holiday season brings with it many historic traditions, like the red cups at Starbucks, the bad pop Christmas songs playing in every retail store in the country, and the revived rhetori ... discuss

Note: a review copy of this film was provided in exchange for a review. Visit the film’s website here. See our earlier review from James here. Spoilers follow. If you’ve ever been to Texas, yo ... discuss

2 Corinthians 8 "8 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy ... discuss

Eric Scheidler and his six daughters in 2007 Yesterday the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new recommendation [PDF] that physicians promote the progestin implant and the intrauterine device ... discuss

There's all kinds of stuff all over the internet regarding the suicide of Braxton Caner following his conversations with J.D. Hall. Unfortunately, I'm not incredibly surprised this kind of thing happe ... discuss

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Pastor’s Letter is the culmination of 2 years work, recording Pastors, Priests, a Rabbi and other church and Christian leadership in their call to faithful leadership everywhere to rise to the c ... discuss

Image courtesy Mail&Guardian Once again, it is the moron silly season here in South Africa. Which means that we are in election season. Parties ... discuss

The following excellent article is from Rolley Haggard, a feature writer for BreakPoint.   From Auschwitz to ChurchwitzFor Millions, Our Steeples Are SmokestacksBy Rolley HaggardReturning ho ... discuss

In both Calvinist and Lutheran circles, as the church goes through its liturgical menstrual cycle, various charges of antinomianism flow forth. In some circles this flow continues for 12  years. ... discuss

What went wrong?  Why did we lose in Albuquerque's election to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks? What went right?     Five months ago when the petition was introduced in Albu ... discuss

I just finished reading What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an by James R. White.  It took me longer than I expected but I got through it. The beginning chapters were a bit hard t ... discuss

Our friend Katie Schuermann over at He Remembers the Barren answered the following question for me.  Well said Katie!Is procreation an intrinsic quality of marriage?July 8, 2013 by Katie Schuerma ... discuss

Due to the homosexual assault on the definition of marriage, Lutherans are starting to think more about the issue of procreation.  Until very recently, conservative Lutheran explanations about ho ... discuss

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, Concord NH, Federal Courthouse at the corner of Pleasant & South Streets, Friday 6/8 at noon. Go tweet that to your friends & neighbors and - this is important - ... discuss

I was privileged to be invited to speak on behalf of Cornerstone Policy Research at today's Standing Up for Religious Freedom rally in Concord. I hope the other speakers will post their remarks as wel ... discuss

(This was posted by Trevin Wax @ Gospel Coalition on 12 Apr 12)Working on children’s curriculum has been a big shift for me. Once The Gospel Project expanded to include all age groups, I ... discuss

In the land of the Lutheran interweb in the last few years there has been on-going debate on whether pastors should stick with a Law-Gospel format or preach some form of Law-Gospel-Law (the last ... discuss

There is a saying that goes, "If you cut the bible it bleeds". Ok, so I know it doesn't really bleed, but I do understand what that means; if you cut out the parts you don't like it to try and make yo ... discuss

From Alan Graebner, Birth Control and the Lutherans—The Missouri Synod as a Case Study, Journal of Social History, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer 1969, pages 320-22:"In this case he [Rehwinkel] was much a ... discuss

I have always heard that if you are going to teach something, you should teach what you are passionate about. I am passionate—more like adamant—about the eternal security of the believer. Or as St ... discuss

The Washington Times reports. ... discuss

by Susanna Rose September 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the first Christian pastors – and certainly the most influential - in the United States to be openly pro-abortion died last Wednesday ... discuss

Gary DeMar wrote a three volume set called God and Government.  I am reading through the first one now.  In the second chapter, I found the most clearly articulated summary of what elde ... discuss

Don’t Forfeit Your Banquet Invitation What if you held a feast and no one came? Jesus dealt with this in the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24). He told of a rich man who “invited many ... discuss

Archive for February, 2009 « Previous Entries 28022009 Four Types Of Christians Posted by IJ in Devotionals/Sermons, Featured Articles, tags: Bible Study,Blood of Jesus, Christianity, Church, He ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Family Research Council has released a letter signed by over 2,500 pastors and evangelical leaders protesting the O ... discuss

by John Jalsevac Today’s blog posts: Good news! - Surrogate mother resists abortion pressure, will keep baby - John Jalsevac Of Soviets, Cardinals, conscience protections and turkey-cheese sandw ... discuss

by Jill Stanek Today the Family Research Council will hold a press conference at 12p in the heart of the Bible Belt – the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee - to announce the launch ... discuss

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A coalition that includes black pastors and pro-family organizations held a protest outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty L ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine YUBA CITY, California, September 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The founder of the national Life Chain, which is set to take place October 2nd, is urging Protestant pastors to confr ... discuss

As a Lutheran pastor and theologian, I continually receive questions about my church: Who are we, where do we come from, what do we believe? Since we Lutherans have a very special remembrance today, I ... discuss

It was recently written in the CPSA Courier, a publication published by the Concerned Pastors for Social Action based in Flint, Mi, that “Governor Rick Snyder” is attempting to balance Michigan’ ... discuss

See LifePoint Church website for podcast of the sermon the following notes were taken from.Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJVAnd He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some past ... discuss

"When the Lord gave the command to take away the stone so that He could call Lazarus to walk out of his own grave, Lazarus’ sister Martha expressed a concern: 'Lord, by now there will be a stench; h ... discuss

by Paul V. EspositoFrom Catholic Exchange:As we were leaving Mass, a friend handed me a note left in her mailbox by an anonymous neighbor. Its first words were “SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE,” certainly a ... discuss

by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan“They are in great spiritual danger”No Communion for those ‘living in sin,’ says archbishop in pastoral letter on cohabitation(The following pastoral letter fro ... discuss

Dearest Ones, On Tuesday Morning, April 19, 2011 we saw nine mothers go into the Building For Women of Duluth MN. to have and abortion. Each mother heard us plead for her baby’s life. Althoug ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After the mayor of the District of Columbia was arrested for protesting a budget deal that banned taxpayer funds for local a ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011Catholics are compelled by the Gospel to responsibly promote the protection of human life, families, and the common good. We applaud the charitable giving and social just ... discuss

"It would be tragic and a travesty of New Testament church life  if, in spending so much time listening to everybody else out there, pastors ended up with no time on their schedule to listen to ... discuss

Listen to the third session of Josh's "Defending Life" series "Defending Life" series he's hosting in Fresno, CA once a month. The first session was "Making Abortion Unthinkable: The Art of Pro-Li ... discuss

I paid a recent visit to our denomination’s website, The Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I was struck by the clarity, cogency and compassion of our official positional paper regarding abortion. I ... discuss

In the virtual world of Second Life, there has been some work done to set up churches. Mark Brown (former head of the New Zealand Bible Society) was one of the founders and pastors of this Anglican Ch ... discuss

Just about every evangelical church has lay people positioned as elders and teachers, rarely with formal theological training. Obviously, formal training doesn’t necessarily make one a good teacher ... discuss

By Lorey CarterMost of us are familiar with this phrase because of its use during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. We hear a lot about the civil rights movement during Black History Month, j ... discuss

I'm trying really hard to understand how this could possibly be a beneficial publication. What was Thomas Nelson publishing thinking by creating an American Patriot's Bible?Since when is there a versi ... discuss

re: "In the early hours of August 23, a Hindu nationalist leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, was shot to death in Orissa, India. Five of his followers were also killed. Although it was allegedly a ... discuss

George Mueller's Strategy for Showing God Simplicity of Faith, Sacred Scripture, and Satisfaction in God 2004 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors Listen | Download ... discuss

Courtesy of: www.christianparents.comHumanism is as old as the garden of Eden, but few know what it is. The idea of Humanism replacing Godism can be seen in the garden of Eden when Satan taught Eve th ... discuss

Vale and worth. Value and worth. It's like I'm Yukon Sam (The dude in the Rudolph clay-mation movie)...I might as well sing it to the tune of "Silver and Gold" because it seems to be always on my mi ... discuss

I love my church. Today Jim Laffoon (one of our pastors)preached on "A HOMELESS GOD" and how God is looking to reside inside our hearts. He also said that most people in the world don't want God to r ... discuss

In a recent post titled Evil as Entertainment, Reformed blogger Tim Challies takes certain watchblogs to task for harping on evil so much that they neglect to point out what is good and true. He feel ... discuss

Tough Questions: Christians should be spreading the Gospel, not worrying about political issues like abortion. I cannot tell you how many pastors throw this at me as an excuse for not get ... discuss

By Hilary White 2/5/2009 LifeSiteNews (www.lifesitenews.com) \"A Catholic who publicly, and after admonition, supports pro-abortion legislation is not to receive Holy Communion and is not to be gi ... discuss

Steve Lumbley 2006 www.apostasywatch.com Do you remember when you first gave your life to the Lord? What was the first thing you wanted to do? You wanted to tell someone right. You had a burn ... discuss




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