How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
alcohol, with adults who attend church once a week or more less likely to drink at all (38%) than those who attend once or twice a month (53%), only on religious holidays (55%), or
Patriotic Worship is Coming to a Church Near You
Pastors and churches mix patriotism and worship around July 4th.
the intent. However, as a pastor at churches I serve, we have not made a major practice of emphasizing patriotic holidays during worship services. We
How a Man of the Coasts and Cities Found Christ
My story of ditching hypocritical religion and secular hedonism for the joys of true discipleship
Their motivations were racial loyalty and religious guilt, not bringing us closer to the divine. Despite our dutiful celebration of Jewish holidays, God had no living presence in our family.
In God We Trust
Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
From the Pledge of Allegiance claim that we are one nation under God, to Christian-related federal holidays, to the swearing in of Presidents with a hand upon the Bible, to the packed
Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas
The holidays can be hard. Don’t spend them alone.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas. Dec 14 2015. The holidays can be hard. Don't spend them alone. But life is not a Hallmark movie, and sometimes the holidays hurt.
A new twist on the tale of the Christ.
Despite every story beat feeling almost too familiar by now, after years of running on TV at the holidays, the film holds up: it's aa stirring, operatic tale, and it's deeply watchable today
God Rivals the Gym Among New Year's Resolutions
LifeWay Research shows Americans also want to use their time better and improve relationships with family and friends.
“They have time at the holidays to think, and they realize what they didn't do last year — things they value but are not living out. So they start the year with an aspiration to change.”.
A Christmas Guide To Family Worship
This Christmas season, how might we lead our families to remember Jesus?
Many Christmas carols contain rich expressions of the biblical themes you'll be highlighting throughout the holidays, and they have the added benefit of being familiar and easy to sing.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ordinary Time
Film will always have an escapist quality to it, but it can also emphasize the beauty and transcendence of the everyday.
(At least for us in the Northern Hemisphere.) Languid and warm, a season of holidays and vacations, time meanders and the weeks can blend together as unseen rhythms take hold of
Morning Roundup 7/20/15
Early Church Government; God and America; Fuller and Me
After all, a great number of evangelical churches hold patriotic-themed services on or around holidays such as the Fourth of July and Memorial Day.
Holiday Traditions, Under Construction
Why our shifting families and evolving rituals can still be cause for celebration.
Now, it was time to hand off the honor to the next generation… at least this year. We work hard to create and maintain family traditions, especially around the holidays.