Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
What to do when your church changes
These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common… –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. –Huge screens are mounted on the front walls, where the words of songs and scripture are projected. –Many people in the congregation read Scripture from their phones. –Worship leaders are often wearing jeans and sneakers. –In the announcements, you hear of mission trips to foreign countries, regardless of the size of the church. –Fewer and fewer hymns are being sung, and when the old ones are brought out, they’re given new treatments. Mostly, though, what’s being sung in worship was written in the past 10 or 12 years. –Churches announce on their outside signs “blended”…
How To Be a Bad Church Member
Ever wanted to set your church back and create an unhealthy culture? Here is a short list of things to do to: 1. Constantly point out what should be done, but never volunteer to actually do anythin…
What God Requires of the Church: Sabbath Day Observance
In previous installments of this series, we’ve been considering “what God requires of the church.” Here’s the series so far, in case you missed any of it: 1. Individualism vs. Christ 2. The Ordinary Means of Grace 3. Participation 4. Evangelism and Missions In this post, we’ll examine what the Bible teaches us about the time of public worship. …
‘What are Presbyterians, anyway?’
How to Love a Church You Don't Even Like
I’m very grateful for my family. Growing up without my dad in the home, the rest of us became deeply close. We were all we had. Just the four of us. We clung to one another for strength. We cried in one another’s arms and on each other’s pillows. We didn’t have much, but we learned to enjoy the simp
Heaven Is For Real
The biblical truth about "Heaven Is For Real" and other story books of trips to heaven. What to know what heaven is really like? Read your bible.
‘Man is what he thinks about all day long’
A Christian Science perspective: Ideas on healing thoughts from God.
3 Important Church Trends in the Next 10 Years
Christianity in the United States may look very different in 10 years.
How to Trust God With Your Decisions and Stop Looking for Neon Signs From Above
Decision making is no fun. Especially when the decisions we’re struggling with could have life changing or drastic repercussions, or at a minimum have lots of pros and cons to consider. That’s why in my Proverbs 31 devotion running today, I shared about being frustrated with having so many important decisions to make, and how I …