Topic: pastors

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

Keller, 66, announced at all eight Sunday services that he will be stepping down from the pulpit corresponding with a decades-long plan to transition the single Presbyterian Church in America congrega ... discuss

Christian humanitarian group World Relief published a letter in the Washington Post on Feb. 8 with signatures from 100 prominent evangelical leaders asking Trump to reassess his decision. Signatories ... discuss

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Jesus came as heir not only of David’s throne but also of David’s prayers—from his distress to his deliverance, from his laments to his praises. ... 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

After the Ascension of Our Lord, His followers at Jerusalem chose a replacement for Judas. The man chosen was Matthias, "and he was numbered with the Eleven." Apart from the information given in the f ... discuss

I’ve not mentioned anything about the proclamation of the Word, and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? That’s because there is not much to mention from the church today….it does good work ... 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

“Ashes are a statement that death and suffering are real,” the site explains. “Glitter is a sign of our hope, which does not despair. Glitter signals our promise to repent, to show up, to witnes ... discuss

But the last thing they’d want to tell their unchurched friend is that if they came to church and became a Christian their lives would suddenly look a whole lot busier.  Yet instinctively, and give ... discuss

Most pastors have no formal training in either. Yet they are expected to lead and relate the first day they begin serving a church. Indeed, many pastors are expected to be bosses of full-time or part- ... discuss

“Pastors and planters should know the statistical realities of the average church instead of assuming they are a disappointment if they don’t match the atypical success stories they see at con ... discuss

We smugly compare our worship practices with those of other churches. It is not wrong for us to analyze the worship practices of the church universal. There is much to reject and much to appropriate ... discuss

I have a confession to make: I am a people pleaser. I care deeply and passionately about people and what they think of me. That means I hate it when others are mad at or disappointed in me. I want ... discuss

I would have left by the time I reached high school if I’d had that option, but in my house, attendance at my cool, hip, contemporary-worshiping, youth-group-glorifying, theology-eschewing McCongreg ... discuss

A Brief History of the Pro-life Movement in Florida A while ago, I thought it might be possible to chronicle a history of the pro-life movement in Florida. I have in several filing boxes literally ... discuss

Dear Friends, Before his beautiful treatise of love in 1 Corinthians 13, the Apostle Paul gives a stern warning: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy ... discuss

Contact: Caitlin Edwards, 630-260-6200 ext 7226, cedwards@christianitytoday.com CAROL STREAM, Ill., Feb. 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Findings from a national survey on church compensation will ... discuss

Some have argued that stories like these have no place in the public eye. But we must hear them. We must resist the temptation to make these accounts more palatable. To stifle the stories of these wom ... 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

In No Little Women, Aimee addresses the need for women to be taught both solid doctrine and how to be discerning. The book is geared towards two audiences: pastors/elders and Christian women, although ... discuss

After my first child was born, I spent hours reading Scripture and thinking through what God expects of me as a parent. Then I came across Calvin’s commentaries and found among all the rich theologi ... discuss

“The pulpit has been graying for decades. In the ’60s, a majority of pastors were under 45. In 2017, most are over 60. The age shift stems from evolving career expectations and difficulty pass ... discuss

I’m simply saying that we recognize attendance records can be like handguns—helpful in some situations and dangerous in others. Ask yourself questions like, “Why am I watching the attendance so ... 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

Unable to humanly explain anything I had experienced that day, God reminded me of one of the greatest joys of staying and enduring with these people.  As we endure the criticism, complaints, and verb ... discuss

f we’re all honest, prayer is often a very difficult practice to maintain and an easy area to neglect.  If the surveys [PewResearch, Barna] are remotely accurate, prayer is an area of deficienc ... discuss

I think of the millions of unknown Christians who live unheralded lives of unimpeachable integrity and die beautifully in faith. Then I think of well-known pastors who fall into gross sin and bring di ... discuss

Be forthright with the congregation. The rumors are often worse than reality. You don’t have to give the sordid details. But the church needs to know the pastor was terminated because of moral failu ... discuss

The critical lesson is that if we crucify the desire, God will almost always shield us from the opportunity. And even if God may permit the devil to throw a spark of opportunity our way, there’s not ... discuss

Abortion advocates have been spouting dozens of reasons why the abortion business Planned Parenthood should keep getting taxpayer funding. But Pastor Derek L. Penwell’s is a new one. In a column ... discuss

ast night, we gathered for worship and one of our pastors – David Crowe – preached from Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 as we’re nearing the end of our Sunday evening study.  He admitted at the ... discuss

Through the year, names get checked off as families and individuals are visited in homes and cafes. Burdens and cares are shared; plans are made for private reformation and encouragement. Without scie ... discuss

Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, has previously denounced the Johnson Amendment as a political tool used by secular organizations like the ACLU to “intimidate and silence pa ... discuss

All things considered, of the three, the third explanation seemed most likely. I had a seminary professor who used to warn us all about the danger of empire building. He was exactly right. As I sat in ... discuss

“Doubtless there are other volumes to be added to this list. It is a much more complete list than was possible even 10 years ago and should keep one busy for a few years. The list is weighted a ... discuss

There are no perfect translations. What we ought to seek is a good, consistent execution of a sound philosophy of translation. There is debate, of course, among Bible translators as to what that is bu ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Balwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: In my lifetime, the closest thing to a constitutionally principled politician that I have ever met at the national level was 12-term Congressman Ron Paul. There ... discuss

 President Trump at the National Prayer BreakfastFebruary 2, 2017 in Washington, DCby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:   The President & Prayer - President Donald Trump spoke this ... discuss

During his speech at the national prayer breakfast this morning president Donald Trump said the nation should “never ever, ever” stop asking God for wisdom and he promised to continue prot ... 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

f you read and study about the health of the church for any length of time, you will run across the phrase, “ordinary means of grace.”  The theologians of church history and many of our c ... discuss

But here’s the deal. Do not think that just because a pastor doesn’t make abortion his No 1, front burner issue, that it is justification to judge, or worse, vow never to sit in a pew again. The c ... discuss

Teen Vogue is doing its best to push its pro-abortion agenda on young, impressionable minds. This week, the magazine ran a column by the Rev. Broderick L. Greer, an Episcopal priest who advocates for ... discuss

Contact: Sandra Hoekstra-Lower, 630-260-6200 ext. 4224, shoekstralower@christianitytoday.com CAROL STREAM, Ill., Jan. 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Compensation planning for ministers presents ... discuss

Satan’s greatest ambassadors are not pimps, politicians, or power-brokers, but pastors. His priests do not peddle a different religion, but a deadly perversion of the true one. His troops do not mak ... discuss

Leaders should reflect that for all their preaching, pastoring, discipling, decisions and actions there is a ‘law of unintended consequences’ to be considered. Hezekiah no doubt was relieved, in ... discuss

Last Friday, the annual March for Life took place here in Washington, D.C. It was a successful, peaceful, non-vulgar event as it has been for over forty years. This year, Vice President Mike Pence spo ... discuss

Contact: Sandra Hoekstra-Lower, 630-260-6200 ext. 4224, shoekstralower@christianitytoday.com CAROL STREAM, Ill., Jan. 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Compensation planning for ministers presents ... discuss

“In our disappointment and confusion, it is easy to grasp for explanations that are quick and quantifiable; as if the problem was simply a lack of accountability. We assume that if these leaders ... discuss

In an effort to evade Texas laws in 2014, the Texas-based Whole Women’s Health abortion chain established an abortion facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where abortion laws are virtually non-existe ... discuss

So yesterday’s talk was my first opportunity to address church officers on equipping women in their churches as necessary allies. These men modeled good shepherding. They were hospitable, clearly de ... discuss

Pastors of churches with fewer than 100 in attendance are more likely to continue as normal on Super Bowl Sunday night. Almost 7 in 10 said their church’s activities would go on as usual (68%). Chur ... discuss

Try to be constructive and positive, especially if you are going to offer a criticism. It is easier for someone to hear criticism if they know you have goodwill towards them. Can you say something go ... discuss

We don’t need more humanistic secularism. We need the law and the gospel proclaimed in the pulpits. When that happens, then there might be some hope of turning around the moral decay that has so inf ... discuss

I accepted a 20-hour position in Children’s Ministry in our church.  I wanted to help little people grow up to love Jesus.  Twenty-five years later, I’m the one who has grown up.  The church ha ... 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

Thousands of faithful Episcopalians gathered in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and agreed upon the Affirmation of St. Louis, a document which expressed our commitment to the historic and biblical faith o ... discuss

“If Paul and the other disciples needed prayer, how much more so do those who lead, shepherd, and oversee us in the church! And they need our prayers, not just when there is controversy in the c ... discuss

VP Mike Pence2017 March to Lifeby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  March For Life -  Today hundreds of thousands of people came to Washington, D.C., to stand for the sanctity of life. No c ... 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

26 January, New Testament Saint Titus, Pastor and Confessor was sent by Paul as bishop and pastor to Crete. Along with his other duties, he was also to "appoint elders in every town (Titus 1:5)"  ... discuss

24 January, New Testament Today we commemorate Saint Timothy, Pastor and Confessor. The festival days for Pastors Timothy and Titus are set on either side of the day marking Saint Paul's conversion. ... 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

18 January, New Testament Today we celebrate God's blessed revelation to the disciples that Jesus was more than a good man, a holy man, an outstanding teacher, or an awesome miracle worker: Thus, we ... discuss

On Wednesday, President-elect Trump said that—within two weeks of his Inauguration—he will announce his choice for a new Supreme Court Justice. In a first for any U.S. President, Trump has stated ... 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

7 January AD 1590 Born 25 March 1528 to blacksmith Jakob Endriß and his wife Anna (née Weißkopf) in Waiblingen in the dukedom of Württemberg, Jakob Andreae (also Andreæ or Andreä) came from a f ... 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

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... 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

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

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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

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 devotions. They're undated. Strobel and Mittelberg start out with an Introduction. The Intro lets the reader know what kind of devotions these are. He has written 360 devotions. E ... 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

Peace, Forgiveness, Blessings, Belief, LifeJohn 20:19-31John's Gospel recounts for us the events of that first Easter Sunday evening, and also a week later. And as we stand, a week out from our own E ... 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

Takanini Community Church in Auckland are hosting a Towards Belief event with this blog’s Matt. Towards Belief follows Australian pastor and host, Karl Faase as he travels to the UK, USA and A ... 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

Atheist bus adverts: Christian refuses to drive bus declaring ‘there’s probably no God’ A devout Christian has become the first driver to refuse to get behind the wheel of a bus bearing an a ... discuss

re: Joshua Mercer: "There’s a myth out there that churches don’t pay income tax in exchange for not talking about politics. Hogwash. Churches don’t pay taxes for two major reasons: 1. They are n ... discuss

The collect for today, the Feast Day of St Ambrose (339-397), Bishop of Milan, Doctor of the Church, Poet (source): O God, who didst give to thy servant Ambrose grace eloquently to declare thy righteo ... discuss

Wow! I write one article on gluttony and get hammered by readers like never before. I've blogged about gays, radical feminism, ungodly Democrats, abortion, and a litany of other far more controversial ... discuss

Wow...I'm actually blogging! It's been a long time since I posted last!Well, I will give you guys a short update on what's happening with us.We are still waiting on God to see where He is going to pla ... discuss

In an apparent effort to prevent Christian evangelism in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China has expelled or deported over 100 foreign missionaries and other Christians since February ... discuss




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