How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
We are called to nurture God's family. On summer camping trips and youth retreats, Mark taught me about the beauty of a community that functioned as a surrogate family.
20 Truths from Faith Among the Faithless
The life the Bible offers is not one that is safe from the tragedies of the world, but one in which God suffers with us and accompanies us through our hardships.
5. Rather than an ethnically and culturally bonded community, the church's bond is to be around the gospel, which creates a new family, one in which people are radically committed to
The Father of Gospel Music Wanted to Be a Secular Star
How Thomas Dorsey decided to give up a thriving jazz career for “Precious Lord.”
When they married, Etta's family was very influential in Villa Rica and owned a significant amount of land. But within a few years, the family lost their property
One-on-One with Brian Dembowczyk on ‘Cornerstones’
Cornerstones is a discipleship tool for parents to use with their children and an approachable systematic theology book for parents.
well. My kids were learning and they seemed to enjoy our times “doing the questions.” As a family, we were having some great conversations about God.
A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission
The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities
Jesus' Beatitude teaching is truly radical, calling for a great commitment. Pray to God? Of course. Pray for others (read, family and friends)? Sure. Pray for enemies…what?
Counseling Across America: Regional Snapshots of What Problems Rank Highest
The stigma that was often attached to pursuing mental wellness is slowly going away—and Americans are increasingly taking charge of their mental health because of it.
Of these commonly searched types of counseling, the researchers found that there were three most sought-after types of counseling in the country: marriage, alcohol, and family.
Three Ways to Successfully Navigate Failure in Evangelism
Learning how to navigate through failure is a crucial element of success.
We know this to be true in the business world, in ministry, in our family relationships, and in pretty much every arena of our lives. This same principle is also true about evangelism.
One-on-One with Scot McKnight on ‘Open to the Spirit’
The Holy Spirit’s involvement in our lives through the cultivation of holiness, spiritual gifts, and worship.
My church context was completely confident in eternal security so when I was at a church, as a youngster, and a family member told me a specific woman walking forward went forward