Abounding Love: My Life with Chronic Illness
A decade of deep suffering has led me to ask a lot of hard questions.
However, the hope offered to the chronically ill through Christ's self-giving love runs far deeper than merely physical healing in this life. Merely physically healing!
God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons
If we really believe in the transformation of the gospel—that any life can be saved and changed—we cannot say to someone, “You are not welcome here.”
They were repentant and went on to be faithful servants of God. But is it really God giving them a second chance to make good choices, and if they mess up again, he is done with them?
Is Your Church Really Focused on Evangelism? Maybe Not.
For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice.
Francis never said that. But nevertheless, I believe it's misguided a lot of Christians, giving them the impression that actions are holier or of higher value than words.
The Values-Driven Leader: A Mosaic of 3 Tiles
What can you do to keep your organization on mission?
1:3; Heb. 11:3), through the pre-eminent Son (John 1:3), and by the life-giving Spirit (Ps. 104:30). This triune pattern of creation gives shape to our leadership:
C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement
Although Lewis was not always comfortable in the role of an evangelist, he was true to this task and regarded it as a necessary one.
Lewis believed this and, therefore, evangelism was as important to his own spiritual disciplines as daily prayer, Bible study, church attendance, and sacrificial giving to meet the needs
Secrets of Effective Giving
Here's when and how you can best help the poor.
Secrets of Effective Giving. Here's when and how you can best help the poor. Bruce Wydick| November 27, 2017. Image: Stuart Fisher. R Alms-Giving. Alms
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving. Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women. Nothing really beats giving alongside others and talking about it.
The Legacy of a Leader
All of us as leaders will leave behind our legacy someday
My legacy. We were a church that was over 100 years old and had experienced a season of decline. The church was struggling with attendance, retention, and giving.
One-on-One with Brian Stiller on the World Evangelical Alliance
Ed Stetzer talks with Brian Stiller about World Evangelical Alliance important happenings.
ministry or an agency active in one or more countries, you open a window through which the Spirit activates you with increased awareness, concern, prayerfulness, and giving.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Between all the gift giving, cookie baking, and party hosting, it can be difficult to find time to breathe, let alone reflect. My kids, like most, appreciate the gift giving and receiving.
Responses to our December issue.
The article on effective giving was very enlightening, motivating, and hopeful. There is a huge difference between our parochialism in giving patterns and the parable of the talents.