Christians

Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Culture
Tags: Os Hillman, impact, culture, church, George Barna, Christians, biblical worldview, Dr. Henry Blackaby, corporate America
George Barna reveal in a survey in 2009 that only 19 percent of Christians hold a biblical worldview and that less than 4 percent of those in their 20s hold a biblical worldview. Are we losing the culture ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Steve Reynolds, Anti-Fat Pastor, plate, Apostle Paul, Acts, Christians, overweight, diet, congregation, Bible, bodies, pulpit
The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:26-27). Christians are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Small World, Geoff Surratt, Christians, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, sing, cancer, devastation, marriage
I’ve always hated the Its a Small World ride at Disneyland. I don’t know if it’s the incessant song, the Chucky-like dolls or just the bland predictability of it all. I prefer Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, where ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Church, response, Christians, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans, antidepressants, marketplace, hope, Jesus, depression, healing, behavior
It’s amazing how many Christians are suffering from depression. There are precious people who love the Lord dearly yet find themselves struggling in a day-to-day battle to simply enjoy their lives.  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 July 2013 / Worship
Tags: Ed Stetzer, Lifeway, conflicts, music, Christians, worship, doxology, theology, Matt Boswell, Providence Church, Frisco, Texas, renewed hunger
To say worship is a subject of great interest in the church would be an understatement. Worship is an integral part of our lives as Christians. That’s why I’m thankful for worship leaders like Matt Boswell. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, preaching, response, Christians, Bible, James, God's Word, sermon, prepared, verdict, commitment, message, challenge, mind, heart, will
The Bible is clear that Christians must be “doers of the Word and not hearers only,” (James 1:22) so it’s clear that our responsibility as pastors and preachers of the Word is to challenge people to do ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Culture
Tags: Ron Edmondson, lies, Christians, hurt, help, control, God, understanding, marriage, time, prayer
Here are 12 of the biggest lies I’ve heard people tell: 1. I’m not going to let him (or her) hurt me anymore. 2. I don’t need any help. 3. I’ve got this under control. 4. I’m only going to try it one time. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 June 2013 / Married
Tags: Jimmy Evans, Marriage Revolution, divorce, homophobia, Christians, non-Christians, pain, devastation, symptoms, God, Genesis
... & Karen, which reaches more than 80 million households in North America and 200-plus countries online via satellite.  Jimmy is sounding a call to church leaders to start a marriage revolution ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: George Wood, accounting, church, financial records, money, treasurer, records, bookkeeping, CPA, Christians, God
A serious church management issue presented itself when I became a pastor in Costa Mesa, Calif. All the financial records were stored in a shoebox in a closet at the treasurer’s house. The record-keeping ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 June 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Thom S. Rainer, pastors, burnout, vision, prayer, Word, Bible, dreams, comparison, non-Christians, negative, positive, fun, gratitude
There are few vocations that can engender burnout like the pastorate. The demands on a pastor’s time, emotions and energy can be overwhelming. When I was a pastor, I often felt at least the symptoms of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Culture
Tags: Steve Reynolds, Anti-Fat Pastor, Anti-Fat Christians, ice cream, health, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, weight loss, Losing to Live, Bod4God, Get Off the Couch
I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but I never thought I’d be called the “Anti-Fat Pastor.”  Not me, the one who for years wouldn’t go to bed until I’d eaten my nightly giant bowl of ice ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, Body of Christ, Pastors, Christians, Conferences, Overseer, 1 Timothy, reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, disciplined, ...
If you’ve been tracking my posts recently, you know that I have just returned from speaking at a conference in Australia. I understand the significance of conferences and their service to the body of Christ, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: adultery, epidemic, J. Lee Grady, Orlando, Florida, pulpit, pastors, congregations, hostile public, Christians, hypocrites, moral failure, fire drills, isolation
It happened again. For the third time in six months, the pastor of a large church in my hometown of Orlando, Fla., has resigned from his pulpit because of adultery. I’m sad. I’m sick. I’m sorry for the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 April 2013 / Calling
Tags: John Bevere, leave, church, God, ministry, immature, Christians, obedient
I’m often asked, “When should I leave a church or ministry team? How bad does it have to get?” I respond, “Who sent you to the church you presently attend?” The majority of the time they answer, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 / Main
Tags: Peace, Jerusalem, prayers, Christians, America, Zionist
... nations refused to resettle these refugees, preferring to use them instead as a propaganda tool against Israel. 2000 - Despite this campaign, Israel offers Arafat a Palestinian state and in return ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 / Culture
Tags: Same-sex marriage, civil rights, LifeWay, research, poll, Americans, born-again Christians
As public policy continues to change on the issue, a LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults agree it is a civil rights issue and 64 percent believe it is inevitable same-sex marriage ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 February 2013 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, 12Stone Church, Leave, Pastor, Christians
Why do you think people leave your church? Why do you think people leave churches in general? We've read reasons (and I've written about these too), such as: "I just didn't get anything out of the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 / Community
Tags: Real Christians, Glen Berteau, Authentic Faith
The unsaved see believers as hypocritical, and no different than themselves. Here’s how to live an authentic faith that stands out from “normal” American Christianity. I hesitated to accept the gospel ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Satan, Christians, Fall, Discouragement, Steal, Destroy
Our discouragement can open the way for the adversary to kill, steal from and destroy us. It is unusual for a thief to send a postcard to make an appointment with the owner of a house. Part of the evil ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Hayford, Christians, weigh in, disciplers
A contemporary “weigh in” on an ancient value. First, knowing so many ministry-types serve Jesus' goals, I don't want to seem unduly critical of any in addressing a concern. If you're a dedicated servant-leader, ... [ +++ ]
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