It’s a simple idea, and a deeply biblical one, woven into the very fabric of the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. “Thy kingdom come.”
By now you may have heard that Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is “selfie.” It’s good word for our day, as without a doubt, it has become a very “selfie” world.
The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested.
There is nothing more critical to leadership than strategic decision-making. And nothing is more strategic in decision-making than, well, strategy.
C.S. Lewis’ passion was thoughtfully translating the Christian faith into language that anyone could understand. He was driven to have people know what Christianity was about.
There are few things more important to guard before a watching world than a church’s financial reputation.
It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled Whatever Became of Evangelism? The point would be how we tend to avoid terms like “lost” or “hell” or “salvation.” It would detail how the Great Commission became the Great Rhetoric and then finally fell into the category of the Great Community.
There is a perfect time to leave a church, but what that "time" is may surprise you.
Children ages 8 to 18 spent an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day consuming media for fun, including TV, music, video games and other content. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for a comprehensive “family media use plan.”
One of the biggest questions I get from pastors is what we did in the early years that now, looking back with hindsight, we feel made the most difference. It’s a good question.
I still hold to the child-like fun Halloween night can hold, but I no longer view the day itself as innocent as I did years ago. But it’s not because of the occult. It's the sex.
What would a bucket list entail for someone who is already a follower of Christ (becoming one would be, of course, the only bucket list item that would matter)?
There can be little doubt that what began as a graduate project of two 20-something Stanford students is now shaping the world. But how?
Every church would say they are in it for the mission. Which is why misfiring on that mission is something to be avoided at all costs. Yet it happens all the time.
A recent business article caught my attention, lamenting the lack of discipline people have toward their work. And this can be just as true of the spiritual life.
Few things get our attention as much as speed. Because of that, we can often miss the miracle of the happening.
People across the United States are finding out what it means for their life when the government shuts down. But what if churches shut down?
College application essay prompts seem to want high-school seniors to have it all figured out. But then why go to college? Churches can make a similar mistake.
As a pastor, I’m often confronted with the confusion and bewilderment surrounding why God might allow pain and suffering into a human life. This theory by Malcom Gladwell offers some insights into this.
One of the least talked about, but absolutely crucial areas to explore, is church structure. How are decisions made? How is leadership allowed to function?