Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage
This is no time for fear or outrage or politicizing.
Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World
Stanford TK calculated that expert users on RateBeer rated these 20 beers the best in the world.
10 Commandments for a Friendly Church
Speak to People. A cheerful word of greeting can make the day brighter for anyone. Some folks would never speak unless spoken to first. It would be a quiet world if everyone refused to speak until spoken to Give Folks a Friendly Smile. A smile costs so little and does so much good. Your smile is your greatest asset. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 Call Folks By Name. The sound of a friendly voice calling your own name is sweet music. It is a tune anyone can play. Be Friendly and Helpful. If you want friends, be friendly. Don’t build walls around yourself. Build bridges. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend…
An Appeal For An Explanation: Derek Thomas, P&R, and Plagiarism
A number of people have spoken to me concerning the recent plagiarism charges against Derek Thomas, which P&R have confirmed on their website (www.prpbooks.com/book/acts), though P&R uses the euphemistic phrase "unattributed content."
Why Pastors Often Leave Their Church in the Third Year
In may seem confusing, but most pastors leave their church in the third year and the average length of a pastorate is 3.6 years.
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Bethel Baptist Church
Each Member by becoming a Member or continuing to be a Member assents to the following agreement among the Members. This agreement shall be known as the Covenant … We believe the Holy Spirit led each of us personally1 to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, 2 and we have declared our faith by word3 and baptism. 4 Because of this, we willingly enter into a covenant with all the members of Bethel Baptist Church, as one body in Christ. 5 We walk together in love6 without regard to national origin, gender, income, or social standing, 7 working together to serve our church with the power of the Holy Spirit. 8 We support one another through regular attendance and we support the pastor(s) who lead our church, increasing their joy as…
"Advice for Graduates" by Dr. Gil McKee
Eight Reasons Why Some Fulltime Pastors and Staff Should Go Bivocational
Some of you reading this post may need to get a new job. At least you may need to get an additional job.
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…