May 04, 2021

What should you know about a church if you are considering a pastoral or staff position?

I had an interesting call today from an old friend. He is interviewing for an associate pastoral position (in this case a campus pastor) and his question was a good one. How do I determine the health of the church since what is seen on the outside is often not what one finds on the inside. This last truth can become a source of real pain when one realizes the level of dysfunction that exists - in...
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May 03, 2021

China continues its relentless assault on Christianity

 


See this article from the Christian Post on China's continuing assault on Christianity


China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect



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May 01, 2021

Minister to India today through prayer

 








God's heart is deeply grieved today as He watches the pain and suffering in India due to Covid. Imagine having a husband, wife or relative who is desperately sick and there are no hospital beds - anywhere! Imagine watching your loved one struggle to breath and there is no oxygen to be had! Imagine that there is nothing you can do as you watch your loved one die with no hope, no medicine, no...

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Apr 23, 2021

When Martyn Lloyd-Jones confronted a pastor who loved controversy and denunciation - from the Gospel Coalition

 


We live in a day when Christians are quick to denounce other believers. Here is a remarkable story of a pillar of the faith who challenged someone who loved controversy and denunciation.  It is from the Gospel Coalition.

When Martyn Lloyd-Jones Confronted a Pastor Who Loved Controversy and Denunciation




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Apr 17, 2021

Growing my faith in the face of death. Tim Keller in the Atlantic Magazine

 


A very poignant and transparent article from Tim Keller in the Atlantic


Growing My Faith in the Face of Death

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Apr 14, 2021

When Christians become the barrier to others hearing the Gospel

 


We live in the age of the "nones" and the "dones." The nones are those who claim no religious affiliation and the dones are those who are fed up and done with the church. Believers rightly decry the secularization of society and the shrinking church but they don't understand that they have directly contributed to both. 

In the early days of the church as recorded in Acts 4:32-35, we see a...

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Mar 10, 2021

The decision by Beth Moore to leave the SBC is a day of reckoning for the SBC and other denominations

 


Beth's announcement that she is leaving the Southern Baptist Convention hit like a bombshell today. As a gifted teacher, writer, leader and a critic of the behavior of the former president, her popular Bible Studies, books and teaching have made her a lightening rod within the SBC both by those who don't like her politics and by those who believe a woman should not teach men - even though Beth...

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