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Your Church Might Be A Country Club If… (Part 2)
Viewing the church or behaving as if the church is a country club distorts both the identity and the mission of the church. In my previous post, I began outlining four identifiers that your church might be more like a country club than a church. Once again, I’m not knocking country club...
Loving Enemies Is Hard at Post-Impeachment Prayer Breakfast
Trump seems skeptical about Jesus' mandate. Inside the International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton, the mood at the National Prayer Breakfast was half church service, half political rally. The program began with a spirited rendition of Hank William’s “I Saw the Light,” led...
Split Down the Aisle by Impeachment, Senate Still United in Prayer
Chaplain balances bipartisan alliances with trust in God’s will. While elected officials from either party don’t agree on the outcome of the impeachment trial, they could agree on how to pray for the proceedings, according to Barry Black, a Seventh-day Adventist minister and the longtime...
Willow Creek Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Gilbert Bilezikian
“Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct. Willow Creek Community Church—still grappling with former senior pastor Bill Hybels’ history of alleged sexual harassment and abuse of...
Sing to the Lord, All the Earth (and Minnesota)
Listen: Immigrant congregations bring diverse worship to the Lutheran Midwest. We used to dance to kings but now we are dancing to God,” explains Omot Ochan, the worship leader for the Anuak service at Christ Lutheran Church, near St. Paul, Minnesota. The music at his church begins as a...
Beth Moore: God Uses Your Mistakes for Good
In the Lord’s economy, nothing is wasted—not even rotten fruit. Years ago, when the number of attendees at Living Proof Live events started swelling—and, consequently, scaring me half to death—I decided that God would be most honored (and I’d be most reliant on him) if...
One-on-One with Nik Ripken on ‘The Insanity of Sacrifice: A 90-Day Devotional’
Sacrifice is a joy when it is framed by eternity. Ed: What prompted you to write this devotional? Nik: The center for worship and witness in our world is in homes. This book was written to assist families and singles as they center worship in their homes. The number one request that Ruth and I...
Bethany Will End International Adoptions
Agency VP: The future of child welfare is local. The largest Christian adoption agency in the United States announced that after 15,000 international adoptions over its 37-year history, it will no longer be bringing children into the US and will instead focus on supporting children in their home...
Are We Overlooking People and Areas in Need of Gospel Impact and Resources?
We now have numerous unprioritized areas that God calls us towards. We live in an age where there are countless ways to reach people through technology, financial support, and missions work. It is common to hear about certain places and people groups that are in these resources and efforts, such...
Is It Faithful to Flee an Epidemic? What Martin Luther Teaches Us About Coronavirus
The German reformer’s pastoral reflection on the plague can guide both medical students like me and Christians in China—and everywhere the Wuhan virus has spread. From its epicenter in Wuhan, China, the current coronavirus outbreak is stoking fear and disrupting travel and business...
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