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Don't Let Bad Methods Undermine Good Theology
As a church leader, doing the right thing always comes first. But it will go nowhere if you’re not doing it in the right way.
Church LeadershipApril 02, 2018. Don't Let Bad Methods Undermine Good Theology As a church leader, doing the right thing always comes first. But
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
This year, after four and a half years of taking classes on the side while working full-time, I graduated from seminary with a master's degree in theology.
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
In the meantime, Juana devoured the books she found in her grandfather's library: literature, science, philosophy, theology, languages. She developed some quirky habits.
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know many women who confess to being intimidated by theology.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
Certainly, most Christians would heartily disagree with this theology, and yet it's what so many single people grasp from the way the church talks—or fails to talk—about singleness.
Pastors, We Need To Stop Expecting Worship Leaders To Do Our Job For Us
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper.
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper. Innovative MinistryJuly
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
We're seeing a dumbing down of theology, a dumbing down of soteriology, so we just say “gospel” when we mean something else. “How is it that God sanctifies?
Dog Names for Theology Lovers
For those who love theology and man's best friend.
Dog Names for Theology Lovers. For those who love theology and man's best friend. Kyle Rohane. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Counselors come from all sorts of training frameworks and backgrounds, and their methods are tied to their theology of change—how we change, heal, and grow.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
I imagined myself helping people tidy up their theology: a little nip and tuck to their hermeneutical presuppositions. Read the Didache and call me in the morning. My Fixit Theology.
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
The lifeblood of a pastor, whether your congregation realizes it or not, is a steady diet of rich theology, prayer, and Bible reading. Read Ecclesial Theology.
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
of evangelicals think it's appropriate for physicians to hasten a terminally ill patient to their death, it demonstrates a lack of understanding when it comes to the theology of suffering.
Yes, Our Church Still Calls It Easter – Here Are 5 Reasons Why
The word "Easter" is commonly believed to have pagan roots, but many scholars are making some strong arguments that this may not be so.
No matter what we called it. Or why. No, I don't take my theological cues from nonbelievers. But this wasn't about theology. It was about a language barrier. 2. Easter Is An Open Door.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
my dad hadn't experienced earthly healing. The experience sent me into a tailspin around the theology of prayer for a decade. The last time I was with
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church. Encourage More Women to Lead. Regardless of theology
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Pastoral Training Is Changing. It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore. Linda Perkins. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
I had always assumed women could be leaders in the church, even if it was difficult. Even if the theology of some maintained a hierarchy of genders.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
At times, individualism trumps theology. “Predestination and free will!” said Ramírez. “Such issues of theology are prominent here, but they're not on the radar in Guatemala.
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
Few of us will step into our calling without some level of opposition or conflict. Sometimes, the opposition is overt and impossible to overlook. Karen* felt called to study theology.