Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?
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”…
Why I’m No Longer a United Methodist
Collin Hansen explains why he left the United Methodist Church, currently embroiled in conflict.
What These New Catholic Sisters Wish You Knew About Religious Life
"We are human and no more holy than any other person."
TESTIMONY: Over and Above What You Could Ask or Imagine
While returning from vacation in January, a family from our congregation was left stranded in Florida when the airline they were flying on had a computer system malfunction. They were… read more →
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
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.
How to Listen to God's Word
Whoever listens to God’s Word with an open heart and alert mind will receive from Him.
Faith Church Blog
We talk about love all the time. We ask if our comments were ‘loving’; if our actions were ‘loving’; if we sought to love someone more than ourselves. But have you taken the time to pause and ask, “What does it mean to actually love someone?” I would like to flesh out a definition of love that will help measure all our actions so we can truly tell if what we are doing and saying is ‘loving’ In What Did You Expect , Paul Tripp defines love as willing self-sacrifice for the betterment of another, without any expectation or reciprocity. Willing Love can’t be compelled. If you are being forced to do something, then it can’t be loving. Imagine Jesus going to the cross because God the Father made him do it. Would…
Online Basic Buddhism Course through RKINA
Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Center offers an online course on basic teachings of buddhism from the ekayana perspective in English.