By Michelle Van Loon What do you have for wisdom in this area? The pastor’s wife leads the worship ministry at their small congregation. Or…the pastor’s son-in-law becomes the youth minister. It’s only natural that family members serve together at a local congregation, isn’t it? Even some of Jesus’ first disciples were brothers. The prayer [Read More...]
I liked this post by Jenell Paris, and you can go to the link to read the whole: “Being saved is about your whole life, and all the decisions you make each day. You can’t just rest on the fact that you prayed a certain prayer.” So said my childhood friend, now a mother of [Read More...]
Kris and I walk 2-3 miles every day, and my guess is 360 days per year we walk. How about you? by GenYMedium. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
From Relevant: Here are 7 things every man should know about relationships: 1. Winning an argument may harm your relationship. 2. What you do for her is never more important than who you are to her. 3. A date isn’t a marriage proposal. 4. Digital communication should always be leading to face-to-face communication, not taking [Read More...]
OGod, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
From The Atlantic: OK, members of my family are totally into this; I have no interest whatsoever. For me, the worst part is someone cheering for a player on a team that is rival of one’s own team! Maybe my dilemma is that I might have to cheer for someone on the Packers or Vikings. [Read More...]
How the West Really Lost God by Mary Eberstadt,Review by David Moore Several theories have been proposed as to the cause(s) of secularization. Mary Eberstadt’s book, How the West Really Lost God, is an important new addition to the debate. From the outset it is critical to pick up on the spirit of Eberstadt’s book. [Read More...]
This is cool. NT Wright’s case for the Psalms: “Why would anyone need to make a “case for the Psalms”? “Over my lifetime, I have watched churches that used to sing the Psalms in their weekly worship cease to do so and often substitute modern worship songs. There is nothing wrong with modern worship songs. [Read More...]
A father wears embarrassingly short shorts to get his daughter’s attention about her shorts. Kris heard a mom say she warned her daughter of what she was wearing by picking her up at school in front of everyone by wearing her hair rollers. Would you do this? A Utah dad got so fed up with [Read More...]
Our weekly column, From the Shepherd’s Nook, is on Paul, pastors and discernment, by John Frye. In the last post we explored Jesus as the discernment artist. Let’s consider the Apostle Paul and the topic of discernment. I mentioned the unhealthy propensity of evangelical leaders to provide endless directions; to make things plain, practical and [Read More...]