Topic: pastors

22 May AD 1688 After Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, Johannes Andreas Quenstedt may have been the ablest theologian of the Lutheran church in the period following the death of Martin Luther. A sh ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Americans United for Life urges pastors in Illinois to address a new bill from the pulpit: Illinois SB 1564, a bill that would dramaticall ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Rise by Trip Lee ($1.99); The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts ($0.99); Seven Men by Eric Metaxas ($1.99); Coffee with Calvin by Donald McKim ($1.9 ... discuss

This sponsored post was prepared by Dr. George Scipione, Director of the Biblical Counseling Institute at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Pastoral work is a lot like combat. Y ... discuss

The excellent 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series is on sale today: The Gospel by Ray Ortlund; Evangelism by Mack Stiles; Expositional Preaching by David Helm; Sound Doctrine by Bobby Jam ... discuss

Washington D.C., May 17, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will remain within the tradition of previous papal visits to the U.S. when he comes to the east coast this autumn said Bishop Ja ... discuss

Nick writes about The Pastor’s Dilemma, the fact that an awful lot of seminary students are carrying an awful lot of debt. Today’s flash deal from Zondervan is PROOF: Fi ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- We've all heard about the violence in Texas regarding the Muhammad cartoon conte ... discuss

Illinois SB 1564, a bill that would dramatically reduce the state’s conscience protections for health care providers and pro-life pregnancy centers, continues to advance. Yesterday, the House Commit ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- We've all heard about the violence in Texas regarding the Muhammad cartoon conte ... discuss

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the n ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Ordinary by Michael Horton ($1.99); The Conviction to Lead by Albert Mohler ($2.99); Which Bible Translation Should I Use? by Andreas Kosten ... discuss

IDAHO: City ordinance says pastors must “marry” homosexuals or go to jail | Fr. Z's Blog div> ... discuss

  Pope Francis’s “Missionaries of Mercy” and post-abortive women Send to KindleOlivia Gans Turner ... discuss

Vatican City, May 12, 2015 / 03:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that pro ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Idaho: City Ordinance Says Pastors Must ‘Marry’ Homosexuals or Go to Jail by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog - Big Pulpit Pope Francis Stresses Differe ... discuss

Thomas Paine (1737-1808) In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following: THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and ... discuss

A small church for St. Mary which was under the control of pastors of Goa mission existed here. In course of time, in 1903, this church was converted into a school. On important occasions as per the w ... discuss

The following article originally appeared, with a section removed for space, on Jill Stanek's blog.It is an honor to be able to contribute to Jill’s frankly devastating critique of T. Russ ... discuss

A week or so ago I had some talks to give a little North of Manhattan, so I took Eldest Weed with me to galavant in the city with my Spies in New York, and I joined them towards the end of the weekend ... discuss

by Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute It is an honor to be able to contribute to Jill’s frankly devastating critique of T. Russell Hunter’s performance in his “Immediatist vs Increme ... discuss

Pope Francis met today with a group of Pentecostal pastors from around the world. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father met with the group in a meetin ... discuss

7 May AD 1887 Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was a founding father of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He served as its first president from 1847 to 1850 and again from 1864 to 1878. ... discuss

Vatican City, May 6, 2015 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Marriage is more than the wedding ceremony, the flowers, the dress, the photos, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience: it is a partici ... discuss

Church Staff Apps launches "Care Connect" -- first-of-its-kind app for keeping tabs on worshippers' support needs Contact: Ed Frisbee, 888-527-9990 ext 201 FLECTCHER, N.C., May 5, 2015 /Christian Ne ... discuss

Cardinal Ouellet recently gave an interview to the French Christian publication La Vie. It posted the most salient part on their website.Some pretty interesting stuff. Here is my translation of those ... discuss

Contact: Taun Cortado, Gospel for Asia (GFA), 972-300-3120, tauncortado@gfa.org   KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 2, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake in N ... discuss

Vatican City, May 4, 2015 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to the bishops from the Republic of the Congo on Monday, Pope Francis encouraged them in their ministry to families, urging the need for ... discuss

The evening of May 1, 2015 was the occasion of the Houston Area Pastors Council annual benefit dinner. It was an interesting night focusing heavily on the court battle over a so called ‘equal rights ... discuss

by Daniel John Sobieski: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other sta ... discuss

Watch Jimmy Fortune, Matt Hammitt and other musicians, artists and pastors share prayers, music and hope for America and loved ones Contact: David Jahr, 949-874-2667 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 1, 201 ... discuss

Contact: Taun Cortado, Gospel for Asia (GFA), 972-300-3120, tauncortado@gfa.org   KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 2, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake in N ... discuss

Todd Starnes, Fox News: “We will not obey.”That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriag ... discuss

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | WASHINGTON — Five years ago, Deacon Scott Emerson had a scholarship to pursue graduate-level studies in biomedical engineering at Marquette University. But when a ... discuss

Some of my readers will remember that my alma mater is a small Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) Bible college named Fairhaven Baptist College (in Chesterton, IN). I wanted to make people aware of ... discuss

Watch Jimmy Fortune, Matt Hammitt and other musicians, artists and pastors share prayers, music and hope for America and loved ones Contact: David Jahr, 949-874-2667 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 1, 201 ... discuss

Here is a handful of new Kindle deals; I expect there will be more tomorrow. Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer ($2.99); Tear Down This Will of Silence by Dale Ingraham ($2.99); Paul ... discuss

By SDG | For some reason a Washington Times article from October 20, 2014 headlined “Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail” has been making the round ... discuss

Sometimes I read a book and think, “If we all just got this, the church would be so much stronger. If we all just did these things, the church would be so much better.” And Ed Welch’s ne ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Was Adam's wife a Demon? Was God jealous of Adam? Were Adam and Eve animal-lik ... discuss

Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Was Adam's wife a Demon? Was God jealous of Adam? Were Adam and Eve animal-lik ... 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

I’ve got no new Kindle deals today, but you may want to take a look at these from Monday: Against the Gods by John Currid ($1.99); Ancient Word, Changing Worlds by Stephen Nichols ($2.99 ... discuss

Transfered to 04/28 in 2014The book of Acts mentions a Mark, or John Mark, a kinsman of Barnabas (Col 4:10). The house of his mother Mary was a meeting place for Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12). ... discuss

I am in the enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books, and every few weeks I like to provide a round-up of what is new and particularly notable. ... discuss

I have been looking for Kindle deals, but this has been rather a slow week. How to Read the Bible in Changing Times by Mark Strauss is good value at $1.99, and new from GLH Publishing is ... discuss

Son of a pagan imperial messenger. Convert. Monk. Priest. Bishop of Anastasiopolis, Galatia. Founded monasteries. Had the gift of healing. Miracle worker. Warded off a plague of insects by prayer. Sup ... discuss

The Rare Jewel of Christian Commitment - It is a rare jewel, indeed. “Scripture and experience teach us that commitment to the Lord and to His people in the church is one of the rarest and y ... 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

San Francisco dissenters have raised the stakes in the attack on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with an open letter to Pope Francis in the San Francisco Chronicle. One of their beefs is his support f ... discuss

A few weeks ago I announced that I will be hosting a summer internship program for several high school students. For 8 weeks we will focus on theology and worldview while also workin ... discuss

20 April AD 1558 Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558), was from Pomerania in northern Germany. Because of his ancestral region, he took the Latin name Pomeranus and Martin Luther often called him "Doctor ... 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

Here are just a couple of new Kindle deals that may interest you: Cross, edited by John Piper & David Mathis ($4.99); Ordinary by Tony Merida ($4.99);  Even though Paul was inspired, ... discuss

Old St. John. Grand-daddy of the early church. Last living Apostle. Living out his days in Ephesus, in the late first century. And he writes letters to the church, his “dear children”. We have ... discuss

If gay marriage is legally viewed as a “civil rights issue,” as may happen with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the subject in June, then it becomes a broader religious liberty concern, not just a ... discuss

Commentaries come in all types and sizes. Some are daunting: a thousand pages long, detailed Greek and Hebrew in the body of the text, voluminous footnotes and interaction with a variety of ancient li ... discuss

I get up and watch my children get ready for school. Sometimes I help, but mostly it is my wife that does the heavy lifting in the mornings. The house is silent. The children are at school and I am st ... 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

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Hints for Parents by Gardiner Springs ($3.19); Does God Exist? by William Lane Craig ($0.99); Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? by William Lane Craig ($1. ... discuss

The German Bishops Conference addressed itself to a long process of talks about marriage and family by giving plenty of room for the local church. The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardi ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

Contact: Marcus Dalton, 972-426-6783 DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Power International founder Joseph M. Foster is offering a new eight-week coaching and mastermind program designed to ... discuss

In January, Michael Voris did a Vortex episode entitled, "GET OUT!" in which he once again attacked the "homosexual and homosexual-friendly clergy" of the Catholic Church.  He, as is his usual cu ... discuss

Christ the King and Redeemer Lutheran Churches, Racine, WIMark 1:21-28“Fides Qua and Fides Quae”There are some handy Latin phrases that every good Lutheran pastor and theologian needs to know, and ... 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

It’s been over a week now, and certain people still haven’t gotten over the spanking Maureen Mullarkey received for her rather slanderous attack on Pope Francis. And a spanking it was; R. R. Reno, ... discuss

  Friends, I just had a quick trip to Baltimore where I spoke Wednesday night for the local chapter of Legatus, which, as you may know, is an organization of Catholic business professionals seeki ... discuss

As I have been pondering the events of the last few weeks here in my own home church and processing the pain and the confusion I have come to ponder on what it means to lament. Dictionary.com defines ... 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

Pornography is a highly addictive monster that can, and does, destroy people's marriages, relationships and their internal sense of self-worth. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that ... discuss

 Coronation of the Virgin with St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the BaptistJust as I mentioned yesterday on the Octave Day of St. Stephen, very little information i ... 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

This morning, I spoke during Mass in the parish church of St Theresa of the Child Jesus, in north west London, about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome last October. Interestingly, my talk ... 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

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Bloodlines by John Piper ($0.99); What’s Your Worldview? by James Anderson ($0.99); The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem & Barry Asmus ($2.99);&nbs ... discuss

In 2014 I embraced podcasts.Some of them give me hope theologically, usually the anabaptistic chaps, orthodox protestants who are not evangelicals.The peace Christians.Brian Zahnd at Word of Life Chur ... discuss

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about the ideas surrounding “vocational ministry”. As I pointed out, I am not in a bad place at all, just one of public wondering. ... discuss

The American Catholic Almanac: Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United StatesImage Books, NYEmily Stimpson and Brian BurchBack when political correctness w ... discuss

Dear Friends and Supporters,Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ,The first purpose of this letter is to thank you for your support of our Singapore mission this past year. We appreciate each and eve ... discuss

Consecrated 7 December AD 374 Saint Ambrose of Milan was born in Trier around AD 340. He became a Roman governor in northern Italy and the people of Milan later named him bishop by general acclaim. H ... discuss

Am I alone when I say that its becoming increasingly difficult to have the pride in my country that I’ve enjoyed all my life? Sure hope not! Where is the outrage? Where is the outrage that that ... 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

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

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

Pastor John MacArthur has announced a “strange fire” conference to be held this October, claiming that part of the charismatic movement “offers to God unacceptable worship, distorted worship. It ... discuss

The Washington Times reports. ... 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

Christina and Daddy waiting for Mom to attend Mass in Maine this summer.Mass of Thanksgiving for the Lives of People with Special Needs on EWTN Sat Nov 22 at 8PMThe commercial brought me to tears. I h ... discuss

In honor of the Nativity Fast, which began today, my wife often dusts off her vegetarian cooking skills. On occasion, she makes her famous Navy bean chile, and something new, pumpkin corn bread. The p ... discuss

It’s Election Day on Tuesday. (Not a Calvinist holiday. People are voting in booths…) A lot of pro-life advocates are fed up with politics, especially in a state like California where it ... 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

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

Dear Johnboy,Forget WWJD, you need to figure out WWJH, Who Would Jesus Hate. Because there are some verses in the Bible, Old and New Testaments, that declare God's hatred for some people. In fact Jesu ... discuss

The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They ha ... discuss

To hear some people talk, apparently exhorting believers to repent of their apathy towards abortion and to love justice and mercy is putting the Church in imminent danger! I will be the first to admit ... discuss

"Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conver ... 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

In my day job, I work as a nanny for three adorable children. The brother-sister twins are almost a year and a half, and their older brother, Sam, is four. I’ve learned some things that I more or le ... discuss

“Can you love your neighbor as yourself, and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?” The question was posed to a camera in the documentary Fight Church. The film takes a ... discuss

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband ... discuss

In a recent 2-year study by George Barna, it was found that while nearly 90% of all American pastors believe that the Bible provides specific answers to the myriad issues challenging us today, only 10 ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... 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

We, in modern America, if anything have too much food. You learn this in a new way when you go to places like Singapore where the portions are smaller – you know, normal sized. But in super-sized ... discuss

Called and Caught by JesusYou know, I've been a pastor 15 years now. And in one sense I figure I know what I'm doing. I'm familiar with the liturgy, I can preach a passable sermon. I can give a dec ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Manhattan Church of Holy Innocents, which is on the potential list of Catholic church closings to be announced in September. In a move to combat the potential ... discuss

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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

Nativity of St. John the Baptist, transferred (June 22, 2014) St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Laramie, Wyoming Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Luke 1:57–80) Farewell Service for Pastor Marcus Zill TI ... discuss

  Five characteristics of child sex offenders- we need to know these things to protect our kids.  Send the link to your minister, elders, church leadership, Bible class teachers, fellow parents. ... discuss

Question: "What does it mean to “trust the bishop”? In Orthodoxy, the bishop is the central figure in the church. The priest is the bishop’s assistant, carrying out his will, and the people are ... discuss

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

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 ... discuss

Which one is the Real Catholic™?The Circular Catholic Firing Squad found more bullets this last week. *sigh* It appears that a Popular Catholic Blogger (whom I will not identify) called BS in the co ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

“A culture of stalwart respectability builds an impenetrable wall against truth-telling. In most mainline churches people drop out, at least for a while, when life gets messy. An impending divor ... discuss

Today I'm previewing a DVD, \"American Jesus, \" which shows the response of many Christian groups to the culture--from rodeo pastors, to surfers, to bikers, former porn stars, reaction to materialism ... 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

SermonSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Havelock, NCThe Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35The Road to Emmaus. One of those Bible stories that captures our imagination. It actually happened ON Easter Sunday ... discuss

he King James Version of the Bible is the most widely known and respected English translation of the Bible in the world today. It has been spread around the entire globe, and withstood the test of ti ... discuss

Lent 5Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, ILEzekiel 37:1-14Lent is a good time to think about death. As good a time as any. It's a topic every man must face sooner or later. A topic we like to put away ... discuss

When I first moved to Wisconsin, there was a small group of women whom I lovingly called “the peanut gallery.” In their 70s and early 80s at the time, they were the ones who were at every event. ... discuss

KISSIMMEE, Florida (www.forerunner.com) – Almost 200 Osceola physicians, pastors and community leaders packed a 3-1/2 hour open microphone forum at Kissimmee City Commission meeting on Tuesday ... discuss

"I am meeting with you for the first time...."The juridical dimension and the pastoral dimension of the Church’s ministry do not stand in opposition, for they both contribute to realizing the Church ... 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

A pro-life friend from Michigan heard a pastor on the radio defending legalized abortion. I've heard all sorts of Biblical arguments made to try and defend abortion, but this one was especially bizarr ... 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

The Southern Baptist Convention plans to host a summit about human sexuality and its relation to the Gospel in order to equip pastors and church leaders to speak about related issues within their own ... discuss

He is a former high school basketball star who set records at his school and in the state of Indiana. Looking forward to his sophomore year playing for Hope College, he pushed himself to stay in peak ... discuss

A few years after I had left the ministry, a co-worker came and asked if I wouldn’t mind talking and praying for her friend who was going through a challenging time. I wasn’t a pastor any longer ... discuss

A group of influential Christian theologians and pastors announced on Wednesday their support of businesses like Hobby Lobby who are fighting against  the HHS contraception mandate. In a 46-page ami ... discuss

A group of influential Christian theologians and pastors announced on Wednesday their support of businesses like Hobby Lobby who are fighting against the HHS contraception mandate. In a 46-page amicus ... discuss

From Tony Perkins' Washington Update: "In addition to hearing from local pastors who are part of a local council FRC helped launch last year, like Pastor Luis Rodriguez and Rev. Tony Martinez, the pas ... discuss

Pastor Greg Laurie was in Dallas, Texas, earlier this week to announce the selection of the city to host Harvest America 2014. In his speech to officially launch the crusade, Laurie told local pastors ... discuss

The crew of TV channel “Russia Today” is going to go to Nairobi, Kenya together with Gennadiy Mokhnenko’s team, pastor of the “Church of “Good Changes” in Mariupol, reports Christian Teleg ... discuss

After banners proclaiming, "Allah is Great, Jesus is the son of Allah" were placed outside five Malaysian churches without the consent of the pastors, one of the churches was attacked with ... Origina ... discuss

As I have been traveling the world teaching on the kingdom of God in many large Christian leadership conferences, I have noticed something of great concern to me. Since many pastors in Latin America, ... discuss

A group of pastors is putting their freedom on the line to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor sentenced to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal prisons for his Christian ... discuss

Speaking on January 24 to judges and other officials of the Roman Rota, Pope Francis urged them: "do not forget that you are pastors." The Roman Rota, the Vatican's top appellate court ... Original Po ... discuss

Finally, an explosive documentary on abortion that bars no holds. My friend and video/camera/editor/producer extraordinaire-wizard Marcus Pittman has collaborated with seasoned pastors, activists, and ... discuss

Saeed Abedini and his family. A Texas congressman charges the State Department is mishandling the case of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is being held in an Iranian prison. Rep. Steve Stockman, R- ... discuss

Although the vast majority of Protestant pastors believe churches (85 percent) should strive to be racially diverse organizations, almost the same number (86 percent) said that their personal congrega ... discuss

Having a racially diverse church remains more dream than reality for most Protestant pastors. More than eight in 10 (85 percent) say every church should strive for racial diversity, according to a sur ... discuss

The Synergize 4! Global Pastors Conference will be live broadcasting on the Christian Telegraph between January 21st and 23rd, reports the press center of the Christian Telegraph. World class leaders ... discuss

Having a racially diverse church remains more dream than reality for most Protestant pastors. More than eight in 10 (85 percent) say every church should strive for racial diversity, according to a sur ... discuss

A group of pastors is putting their freedom on the line to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor sentenced to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal prisons for his Christian ... discuss

I am an american evangelical raised in the fundamentalist strain of the faith. I had the book, The Fundamentals, for awhile, but I never read it. Lately, some of the sacred cows I used to defend vigor ... discuss

Sort of. One of the greatest men my wife and I had the privilege of being shepherded by used to wear his pants very high on his waist. His belt was practically underlining his chest. He looked like a ... discuss

Christine Hoover, a Virginia church planter's wife, says some things cannot be taught when it comes to taking on the role of a pastor's wife, although she wishes she would have known much of what she ... discuss

Saeed Abedini is seen with his family. Advocates for an American pastor imprisoned in Iran over his Christian faith are accusing the U.S. of surrendering in the fight for his freedom. The comments are ... discuss

A California pastor made headlines this month when he announced that he will live like an atheist for a year to see what it’s like on the other side of belief. But Ryan Bell is actually ju ... discuss

WASHINGTON — A group of pastors is putting their freedom on the line to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor sentenced to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal prison ... discuss

By Bob Smietana Baptist Press Pastors know that well-trained lay leaders and volunteers are essential for the health of a local church. But implementing a training strategy can be difficult, said Todd ... discuss

T   Apostolicam Actuositatem is the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity. It defines the mission of the lay Christian faithful to both "lead non-believers to t ... discuss

Ariz. Rep. Steve Montenegro intends to propose legislation that would allow pastors, clergy and rabbis to opt-out of performing same-sex wedding ceremonies. Original PostingRead more →The post A ... discuss

(RNS) A church for the poor, a church of the Southern Hemisphere, a church not focused on hierarchical perks, and a church led by pastors and doctrinal moderates: In naming his first batch of new card ... discuss

Ron Carpenter, senior pastor of the 19,000-member Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, S.C., revealed last October that his marriage has been rocked by his wife's infidelity for the past 10 ... discuss

From a reader: My __ year old father and his woman friend would like to get married but not go through the government with a marriage lisence. Are there any patriotic priests who would help ... discuss

Epiphany (Observed)January 5th, 2014Matthew 2:1-12Grace and peace...As we observe this Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord, what better time to have a missions emphasis? I understand there's a lot of s ... discuss

Photo courtesy: Wikipedia In keeping with the pattern established over the last six years (excepting 2012), we return to the Essentials of the Christian Faith for the January episode of Echo Zoe Radi ... discuss

Many people make—and break—New Year’s resolutions. Here are eight possible ones that pastors should consider for the upcoming year:1. Let influence be the theme of your leadership. I often ... discuss

Shaking my head. But I am NOT surprised! This Altha Maclin creature is heard on tapes telling her congregation that the only reason they are not dead is because SHE has not given God the orders *yet ... discuss

I just finished with Karen Jobes’ commentary on 1 Peter, a commentary in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series. As would be expected from a commentary, this was indeed a commen ... discuss

Sharing from his own experience of being involved in a sex scandal in the past, former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard suggests the apparent suicides of Isaac Hunter and that of other evangelical pastor ... discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee reportedly told a group of pastors he'd let the Lord decide if he should run for president in 2016. The 2008 Republican presidential candidate is also said to be pra ... discuss

An increasing number of churches nationwide are seeking to utilize new technological advances, such as innovations in voicemail, to increase the connectivity between pastors and their congregations. W ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friend, It's common this time of year to ask, "Are you ready for Christmas?" Usually what's meant by this is, have you purchased all th ... 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

I've been having yet another discussion about Transubstantiation with a Protestant - a very good man and a very smart one. And I've been thinking of a way to explain it by analogy in terms that someon ... discuss

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably ... discuss

Text: Jonah 1:17-2:10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Thanksgiving is a time of the year that we find ourselves thinking about all the things that we can be t ... 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 Albuquerque to get the o ... 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

This article is depressing, Was the Gettysburg Address a mistake? at Politico by Chuck Thompson who writes strongly in hope of letting the southern Tea Party states secede. He's pretty much calli ... discuss

I have done several posts about Michael Voris and how I feel he has crossed the line. I find him to be more and more dangerous to the Catholic faithful. I know that is a very heavy accusation, but I ... discuss

No matter what may be reported in the secular press, the pontificate of Pope Francis is NOT deviating from what the Church always proclaimed about marriage, as reiterated in Pope Pius XI's Casti Conn ... discuss

Among the more painful things that a church can experience is the removal of a Godly pastor and/or a church split. Kent Crockett endured such an experience as a pastor and subsequently found that the ... discuss

As per Pope Francis' Lumen Fidei (6/29/13):"52. In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, the Letter to the Hebrews mentions the blessing which was passed on from fathers to sons (cf. Heb 11:2 ... discuss

I'm not naming any names because this is a recurring issue for pastors who come into wealth. They start living wealthy and proudly. Then they get called out on it and respond angrily. "God has blessed ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.c ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. At Priests for ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

Hey you!  That means you.  What are you doing this Thursday evening that is better than hanging out with your fellow pro-lifers for some informative and interesting conversations and present ... discuss

foundationlife.netThe Rev. John MacArthur, influential author, pastor and seminary president, responded to critics of the three-day Strange Fire conference at his Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, ... discuss

foundationlife.netThe Rev. Conrad Mbewe, the pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, opened the third day of Pastor John MacArthur's Strange Fire conference in Sun Valley, Calif., on Frida ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read ... discuss

“Real Protestants fight!” The above was a catch-phrase of a friend of mine, Jeff Ziegler, who introduced me to the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation over 20 years ago. Prior to th ... discuss

Many Catholics have heard a lot about Vatican II and yet are ignorant about the basics of the council. This post may serve as a first-step in overcoming some of those gaps in knowledge, but please don ... discuss

Jordan Hall is the pastor of Fellowship Church in Sidney Montana. He is also a co-founder and executive board member of Reformation Montana, a missions-oriented organization made up of Reformed churc ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2013 / 05:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Human rights advocates gathered in front of the White House last week to pray and raise awareness for Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. ... discuss

St. Michael and All Angels - MatinsTrinity Lutheran Church, New Haven, MOSeptember 29th, 2013Revelation 12:7-12Grace, mercy and peace.... Introductions, etc...Today we observe an unusual day in the ch ... discuss

I am constantly asked, “Chuck, why don’t pastors take a stand and speak out?” I’ve been a pastor most of my adult life. I believe I am qualified to answer that question. Here is the stark real ... discuss

The following message is from Pastor Zac Poonen.-----Three Examples of Men Who Were Religious but Not Spiritual Jude speaks in his epistle of three people who were religious, but not spiritual - ... discuss

There has been outcry over the years that the churches in general do very little to defend the unborn child.  Attempts to start ministries or have local churches involved in pro-life activities h ... discuss

A confused interlocutor on our Facebook page recently asked whether we want since-closed abortion clinics to re-open.The answer is simple. Of course not.We are happy to hear of every killing center c ... discuss




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