Prayerfully, we determined to: continue giving 10 percent of our gross income as the tithe; begin giv
Simplicity, of course, extends beyond clothes to all areas. It dominates a whole approach to living. The food I serve while nourishing should never be excessive; my home while comfortable, never lavish; its atmosphere warm, never lux
By Chris Doyle. What is it pastors really struggle with? Success. We are a success driven society. What does God really want from us-success or holiness?
By Andrew Silman. In the New Testament, pastoral leadership is shared. That pastoral team does not, necessarily, refer to paid “profes
By Dan Doriani. The solo pastor lives in tension because he labors under almost contra
By Allen Curry. Learning about the Bible, studying doctrine and finding out how to grow in grace are all things that happen to adults in Sunday school. Yet there can and should be more. Not only should we learn and grow, we must also serve. Go to Sunday school this week and see what you are missing.
The study, Today’s Teens: A Generation in Transition, details some of the differences between teenagers who attend a church with fewer than 100 people and those who attend a larger church. The findings reveal some striking differences in the spiritual beliefs and involvement between the two groups of teens.
By Elaine L. Schulte. Numerous guidelines have been written for choosing children’s novels. Most emphasize the need for high standards of art and writing, as well as stories that are appropriate to children’s ages and tastes. Few guidelines, however, consider the philosophies that authors promote, whether consciously or unconsciously.
By Sharon Betters. Brian and Roberta had committed themselves to be witnesses to the power of Christ as they served in the military following Brian’s graduation from West Point. She cred
By Rebecca Jones. What happened to my quiet time? I’ve learned that my noisy “quiet times” are every bit as precious and honorable in God’s sight.