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When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying. Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms. The Increasing Delimma of Death.
Violence at Churches in 2017
The most violent year for faith-based organizations in the United States.
(An act with “deadly force potential” is defined as an attack that did, or could have, caused death.) From January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2017, there have been no fewer than
Learn to appreciate each other’s gifts for a healthy ministry and marriage.
My husband and I learned through trial, pain, and suffering how to appreciate the gifts, talents, and abilities God has embedded in each of us, miraculously avoiding the death of our
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
In fact, in some ways his birth and his life—and eventually his death—introduced new forms of suffering, making these people's lives more difficult than they otherwise would have been.
Why Your Church Needs a Defibrillator
How one church’s use of an AED illustrates the importance of having one on-site.
malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs—is a leading cause of death,” warns the
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
I attempt to quiet my thoughts. Eventually, I turn to Google to expand upon the greater idea of life stemming from death, but still the phoenix appears. From death, comes life.
Saving the Funeral from an Untimely Death
People today are confused about what funerals are for. How should pastors respond?
Saving the Funeral from an Untimely Death. The Christian funeral is uniquely positioned to help those far from death attend to it, so they need not obsess over it when it is near.
What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches
2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
In five of the known reasons, the trigger was a personal conflict between two or more people. In four of the known reasons, the trigger was a robbery that ended in a victim's death.
Religious Freedom Lessons from the Quakers
What a 17th-century woman leader taught me about fighting for freedom—for all
When she was released, she married George Fox. It wasn't until after George's death, though, in the 1690s, that Margaret finally saw at least partial legal tolerance of the Quakers.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Funeral for a Stranger
What to do—and what to avoid—when eulogizing someone you never met.
Friend. The process of walking a family through the death of a loved one is multi-layered. Jack was married to his wife, Helen, for 33 years. Her death was not expected.
Why I Did a Funeral for a Dog
What does Scripture have to say to those grieving the loss of an animal?
I had recently grieved the loss of our own family dog, but Ogar's death was more than just an emotional loss. I was sympathetic with the emotions surrounding the death of Ogar.
Scalia, the Supreme Court, and Your Church
What the justice’s death could mean for cases affecting churches.
Scalia, the Supreme Court, and Your Church. What the justice's death could mean for cases affecting churches. Danny Miller. The recent death of Antonin
5 Ways Your Church Could End Up In Court
These true stories reveal the need for awareness and prevention.
Lawsuit. For most Christians, baptisms are a cause for celebration—but for an ex-Muslim man from Syria, his baptism was nearly his death sentence.