My seminary students occasionally ask me about whether a "pay package" a church offers them is adequate. I can't always answer that question easily because I don't know the church's financial state. What I do know is what I believe a church ought to provide for its pastors. Your church may not be in a position to offer all these benefits, but perhaps you could work toward providing them
My husband and I didn't grow up with many holiday traditions. I was lucky to get a cold turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving and his family didn't celebrate Christmas at all. But we just had our first child, and we want him (and his hoped for siblings) to have wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas memories. How should we start building those traditions? Thank you so much by the way…I really love your column.
It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write, also reminding me that this is also the time of year I receive correspondence from thoughtful people asking how a particular American hero, a man who gave up his youth to serve this great nation under four presidents, is doing.
Parent Question: I have a full time job and I really don't like to cook and entertain. But everyone expects me to do all the heavy lifting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Frankly my home isn't that clean most of the year – but I hate to entertain if the home isn't at least presentable. I feel that I fall short of expectations – especially at the holidays. Sometimes I just feel totally overwhelmed. How can I make it less stressful and more successful - for me and for everyone else?
Climate alarmists constantly revise their language in search of a catchy phrase that captures, and obscures, our reason and will. Hence, "catastrophic, anthropogenic (manmade) global warming" (CAGW—clear and specific) morphs into "global warming" (vague), which morphs into "climate change" (more vague).
The suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, who allegedly killed two civilians and a police officer with an assault-style rifle at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, told police, "No more baby parts," and talked about politics, but police say they are still not conclusive about his motive, according to reports.
Don Piper recounts his vivid experience of heaven and warns everyone of what they would miss if not prepared.
Some ministers from a coalition of about 100 African-American pastors, who were scheduled to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, have said they will not endorse him for president, contrary to a press release by the real estate magnate.
A Cincinnati couple is crediting "divine intervention" and prayers from family and friends after a suspected tumor on their infant daughter's brain suddenly disappeared.
Over 40 percent of women who've had an abortion say they were frequent churchgoers at the time they ended their pregnancies and about a half of them say they kept their abortions hidden from church members, new LifeWay Research shows.
Donald Trump has continued to stand behind his claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, despite denial by both police and Jersey City's mayor.
A Christian student organization has been reinstated by a California academic institute as a recognized student group after being barred for wanting to have religious requirements for their leadership.
The teaching pastor who took over for controversial author and Pastor Rob Bell at Mars HIll Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, announced Sunday that he will soon be leaving the church and explained that "being a pastor is not really who I am."
Looking at recovery home manager Sal Perez for the first time I sense an aura around him that can only be described as love.
Evangelicals who support gay marriage are not "intellectually honest" and are unfaithful to the biblical teachings on sexuality and marriage, Family Research Council Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder said Tuesday.
A historic church in the former capital of the Confederate States of America has announced that it will be removing the rebellion's battle flag from its building.
A once struggling, predominantly white church in Florida has experienced amazing growth since merging with a predominantly black megachurch.
Pastor Carl Lentz discusses his brand of preaching, the misconception of celebrities in his church and the Starbucks red cup controversy on the "The Breakfast Club".
Jeremy Camp is not the only star in his family, the singers daughters Bella and Adrienne Camp help get everyone in the Christmas spirit with their single debut.
Kirk Franklin may be willing to lose his religion for the sake of bettering his relationship with God, but he is not willing to compromise his Christian faith for a rapper who invited the music minister to a strip club.
The newest cast member of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kim Fields, confides to Phaedra Parks that she "lost" herself in her work and family during an upcoming episode that airs Sunday.
Just when it seemed the highly anticipated "God's Not Dead 2" cast couldn't get any bigger, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee revealed that he has a cameo appearance in the star-studded film.
The Islamic State released 10 Assyrian Christian hostages Tuesday night in the Tel Temir town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, but over 150 remain captured and threatened with death.
The brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, a government minister who was killed by terrorists for opposing the controversial blasphemy laws in Pakistan, told the U.K. parliament that his country finally appears to be moving toward religious freedom.
Christians in the predominantly Muslim country of Sudan continue to suffer intense persecution, with the government engaging in a systematic destruction of churches, a conservative law group has warned.
President Vladimir Putin has condemned the Turkish government for shooting down a Russian Su-24 warplane Tuesday, saying the pilots never violated Turkish airspace as claimed.
Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.
A former Cuban prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned for 22 years by Fidel Castro's Communist regime will be honored as the recipient of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's highest honor.
"Duck Dynasty" reality TV star Missy Robertson is the author of "Blessed, Blessed ... Blessed," a new book about her family's humble beginnings and the many challenges they have faced along the way.
FRC President Tony Perkins highlights 11 instances when men and women risked everything to defend prayer and their religious convictions against intense societal, political and spiritual opposition in his new book, "No Fear."