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.