What an opportunity this is for the church! This is not a time for the church to get stuck in battles of the past or to trivialize over things that are not of primary importance. It’s a call for the church to be truthful rather than trendy; to be faithful rather than fashionable. We must not play church. We must be the Church! Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, Christian worldview, Church, Church growth, Church Leadership, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview
Tagged great opportunity for the church, hope in despairing times, on mission, witness of the church
Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
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Tagged A true church, Ladociea, Pharisees, Revelation 3, Who are the true followers of Jesus?
A bold act that would radically change the world and give birth to some of the most basic ideals of the Western world – commitments to the liberty and equality of each person. Continue reading
How can we protect new leaders from learning too much by trial and error?
Posted in Christian Counselor, Church, Church Leadership, Counseling, elders in the Church, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Pastors, Qualifications for leadership, Wisdom
Tagged advice for counselors, Christian counseling, training leaders
Political action is necessary but…. Continue reading
Posted in Change, Character, Christian worldview, Church, Church and State, Church Leadership, Culture, Democracy, Democrats, Emergent Church, Evil in the world, False Church, Political Correctness, Politics, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview
Tagged Church and politics, political action for Christians
What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading
Posted in Accountability, attitudes of unity, Church, Church discipline, Church Leadership, Church membership, Community, Conflict, Elders, elders in the Church, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Pastors, Unity, Wisdom
Tagged Accountability in the Church, How to practice accountability?, What is accoutability?
The love language of all good marriages is …. Continue reading
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