Congregations can get over pastors. Pastors are, and should be, replaceable. But pastors don’t get over the places, the people, they serve. In a pastor’s mind, those two names, his and theirs, will always go together.
Doggedly chasing the world’s standard for inclusivity and hypersensitivity often falls flat and possibly lands with a lawsuit or two. But maybe there’s another way.
Are there extraterrestrials out there? Likely not. Whatever life may exist in outer space, this we can say for certain: It too somehow suffered from Adam’s fall. It too somehow shares in the redemption of Christ on earth.
It’s common for people to formulate the identity of God by determining first what’s good in us, and then deciding that God must be that and more.
Church pews are made for community. You cannot wall yourself off from others. You cannot decide to be alone.
The article upon which the Church stands or falls is the doctrine of justification. It is the chief article of Christian doctrine.
The life of the church is not a human endeavor or accomplishment. It is the gift of God, which He accomplishes by the ministry of the Gospel.
Any conversation about marriage ought to start with a simple definition—what is marriage?
In the September issue, we learn from women who have gone before us in the faith.
In this issue, we rejoice in the joy, comfort and consolation that we share as the body of Christ.