As we come to the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, I pray that you know the good news of Jesus Christ. This good news is rooted in the truth about the one true God.
I don’t think you need me to convince you that suffering is an inevitable part of life. Instinctively and experientially, we know that suffering is unavoidable, and that means we ought to listen when the Bible speaks directly about suffering.
The thoughts that follow are the result of a list of ideas I’ve been working on and adding to over the last several weeks. The order does not reflect the importance or ranking of my thoughts.
I think our volunteers and staff would agree with me when I say, after five days of games, songs, crafts, and controlled chaos, I was exhausted. VBS requires a tremendous amount of work!
Regular pastors are tempted to chase a number of ministry goals. These goals can include platform building, a strong social media presence, denominational recognition, publishing contracts, speaking invitations, and even quasi-celebrity status.
The statistics about pornography consumption and production are alarming. In my role as a regular pastor, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at the number of men who talk to me about their struggle with pornography … but I am surprised.
Like any approach to gospel ministry, mass evangelism can be done poorly and it can be done well. The following 5 rules describe a faithful approach to mass evangelism.
It’s a good thing Justin Trudeau didn’t work for NASA in 1969. If he had, the serene moment when Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon might have been interrupted by a gentle rebuke in the name of political correctness.
I’ve been a pastor for 10 years, and lately I’ve been thinking about my preaching. The question that keeps running through my head is this, “Would my preaching offend a Mormon?”