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Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It
A wise leader does not wait for God to send a messenger to uncover his or her sin.
He never made eye contact. “I made a mistake…a big one. It could cost me my ministry, my marriage, and maybe my family.” Over the next hour we talked, prayed, and cried together.
Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.
Research shows that previously unchurched people are looking for a welcoming, including environment that makes them feel like church members want them to be part of the family.
A Brief History of Recent Movements
7 constants representing 2 commitments
actually play. 4) Constantly Disciple. There are two types of family members in your church, those serving in the army and those healing in the hospital. Part
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Opinion | Family. Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'. I faced this conundrum at a recent gathering with my extended family. I felt I was doing fairly well.
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
She hid behind her sunny smile and didn't share anything about her family or holiday plans. As I listened to her story, I felt prompted to ask her to join our family for the holidays.
Flying Solo in a Family-Centered ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Gina Dalfonzo shares an insider's perspective on the frustrations of long-term singleness
Flying Solo in a Family-Centered Church. The Family-Centered Church. With One by One, Dalfonzo goes where few dating books have even tiptoed in the past.
3 Martian Tips for Contextualization
Lessons from the NASA team who manages the Mars rover.
town. 3. Involve Your Family. What happens While this might be easy to do at work, since everyone's on Martian time, what about your family? In order to
Prejudice and Discrimination: Why We Can’t Keep Covering Them Up
Baseball and the distinction between prejudice and discrimination
types of epithets to degrade another human being. I'm trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”. Jones is not the only African-American baseball
Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies Again
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Evangelism in Leadership: Is It Really as Simple as 5 Simple Steps?
We cannot lead what we do not live.
As we expand our circle of concern to include unchurched individuals, we will begin to draw people not only into our church communities, but also into the family of God.
Leading by Biblical Preaching: An Example from Christ Fellowship-Miami
Pastors, lead from the pulpit, not the board room.
One pastor even said, “Miami is controlled by the gates of hell, and I'm getting my family the hell out of here!” I began to understand how spiritually dark our city was.
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
interview | Family. The Three Myths of Cohabitation. Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing
More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers.
Gleanings. All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing. More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open.
The Importance of a Welcoming Church Environment for Newcomers
Church members make newcomers feel like a part of the family.
for Newcomers. The Importance of a Welcoming Church Environment for Newcomers. Church members make newcomers feel like a part of the family.
This Black Pastor Led a White Church—in 1788
The remarkable tenure and steadfast faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes.
Early biographers speculated that Haynes's mother was either a daughter of the prominent Goodwin family of Hartford or a servant named Alice Fitch who worked for one John Haynes.
How to Binge Watch Like a Believer
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family.
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family. interview | Family. How to Binge Watch Like a Believer.
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Opinion | Family. Who's the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms. We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium. Image: Focus on the Family.
The Cross-Resurrection Contradiction
At the heart of Christian faith is a commitment to a God who enters into suffering.
In the public statements issued after her death, her family quoted from various letters she had written: I find God in the suffering eyes reflected in mine.
Farewell, Jesus Junk? Christian Retail Finds a Deeper Purpose
With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement. With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
What's Love Got to Do with It? Love, Marriage, and the Gospel
Dr. David Van Dyke joins Drs Cohick and Stetzer for the latest Theology for Life podcast.
Dr. David Van Dyke is Director if the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Wheaton College.
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Melvin Banks Had a Dream
Melvin Banks Had a Dream
An interview with the founder of the largest African American Christian publishing house.
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