Why You’re Not Reaching the Unchurched
To believe that if we encourage casual dress, offer Starbucks coffee, play rock music, and then deliver a message in a style similar to the popular speakers of the day, we will automatically grow is enormously appealing.
But it won’t work.
And it hasn’t worked for at least a decade.
We need to be patient and trust God’s sovereignty while also finding ways to presenting the gospel at points one and two on our scale of interest in Christ and not just at points eight and nine.
Is the Sabbath still relevant?
If we did set apart one day each week for rejuvenation in God, we would immediately add to every year over seven weeks of vacation. And not for doing nothing but for worship, for friends, for mercy, for an afternoon nap, for reading and thinking, for lingering around the dinner table and sharing good jokes and tender words and personal prayers.
The Five Responses to the Problem of Evil
You see, the “logical problem of evil” is not really a problem, if by problem you mean something that cannot be solved, rationally or biblically. Rationally, there is no reason to assume that God cannot have a purpose for evil that results in good. We see this every day.
The Dark Side of Pastor Appreciation Month
What are your strategies and systems to make sure the people in your church are honored in the same way you feel honored every October?
A Christian View of Working in Your Strengths
Use your strengths. God has given them to you, and you in fact have an obligation to use them for the good of others … Please don’t worry about being “too strong.” You’re not. And when God does bring (even greater) weakness your way, first seek to remove it and ask him to remove it and, if he doesn’t, recognize it as an opportunity to rely on God in a different way, and rejoice in that.