How churches can respond to mental illness
- Churches need to stop hiding mental illness
- The congregation should be a safe place for those who struggle
- We should not be afraid of medicine
- We need to end the shame
7 Questions about Suicide and Christians
As well-publicized suicides tend to increase the suicide rate quite dramatically, I thought it would be good to address seven of the questions that arise in our minds at times like this.
Steve Jobs and the Goal of Preaching
To faithfully communicate the whole counsel of Scripture in all its diversity, we must labor to free our people from the tyranny of felt needs so they can see beauty and life-giving goodness even in textual obscurity.
Should a pastor be discouraged about his declining church?
Sometimes God takes us through ups and downs and there is so much more to evaluate on a church’s health than whether your numbers are “higher” this year than last.
Questions that every Christian should be able to answer
The Scriptures clearly show Christians having close relationships with each other. These relationships go beyond Sundays. Are you living out what God really has for you? Ask yourself the following questions
‘Who Are You Sleeping With?’ My Conversation with Timothy Keller
Keller pointed out that it’s a pretty easy bet that when you have a kid coming home with questions about evolution or philosophy, or some such issue, the prior issue is a troubled conscience.
6 Ways You Can Find the Time to Think Deeply
- Write to organize your thoughts
- Read to spur new ideas
- Drive the same route everyday
- Walk your dog
- Take long showers
- Organize your workspace