It may look like a church, sing like a church, have stained-glass like a church, and call itself a church, but be careful: It might not be a church.
I don't like to feel vulnerable. Hardly ever do I voluntarily step into situations where my expectations may not be met or my hopes let down. I know that many blessings — especially in the relational sense — can only been attained if you're willing to cross the bridge of vulnerability to get there. But generally, I haven't felt the blessings to be worth the risks.
Her departure stunned the members and leadership. She was the one member you could count on. She was there "every time the doors were open." And then she never showed up again.
If you've been married for any length of time, you know that the relationship you have with your spouse should be like no other. Two people who've made a commitment to each other have started on a journey to merge their lives together.
One of our focuses here at XXXchurch has always been on those who are in the porn industry. We meet so many of them during outreaches and we've long known that they're regular people, just like you and me: they have dreams for life, they have bills to pay, they have parents and family and (occasionally) children.
If you are someone with a lot of junk (like me!) who is trying to follow Jesus faithfully, you probably spend a lot of time focusing on self-discipline, putting sin to death, and training your heart to hate what God hates. And that's good!
Garrison Keillor is soon walking off stage, but there's much we can learn from his God-haunted and persistently excellent career.
If you've been following my ministry for any length of time, you know that I constantly address issues of concern to me in the news, whether they have to do with moral, cultural or spiritual issues and whether they pertain to America, Israel, or the nations.
For years, some scholars have doubted the historical accuracy of the fourth Gospel. But a dip in the pool of Siloam will cure that.
A few days ago I came across the most disheartening article on same-sex attraction, celibacy, and marriage that I've ever read: Heterosexuality is Godliness.
A whopping 76% of young Americans said that cohabitation before marriage is fine.
Do not ask to rub the eyebrows of a guest who visits your church.
The Transforming the Bay with Christ initiative hopes to usher a gospel movement into the San Francisco Bay Area to improve the quality of life for area residents.
Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham who resigned as pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida in June, says God has met him in his darkest moments and has helped him heal.
A Texas megachurch that voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences agreed to pay its former regional body approximately $1.5 million to maintain control of its church property.
Francis Chan, best-selling author and founder of Radius International, spoke at Liberty University's Convocation, urging the Christian students to embrace suffering, without which, he said, they can't experience change in their lives.
A new book by Pastor Joel Osteen aims to help people get into the habit of speaking positively about their lives.
Pastors John Piper and Paul David Tripp say the battle to lose weight isn't just physical, it's spiritual.
Two Kansas congregations, one a recently created worship community and the other an older smaller congregation, merged into one church.
Before marrying Pastor Touré Roberts, Sarah Jakes Roberts admits she didn't want to have any more children.
A group of politicians from Illinois have nominated the Emanuel AME Church of Charleston, where nine people were brutally gunned down during a Bible study last June, for a Nobel Peace Prize.
It's official. Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll will make his comeback this year at a new church plant in Phoenix, Arizona, called The Trinity Church.
Theologian D.A. Carson, president of The Gospel Coalition, explored the ground of all human assurances before God, tackling the question in a message about which matters more, the intensity of faith or its object.
Theologian John Piper explained how the church in America is living with "cultural indifference or derision or exclusion or hostility," and why this is not strange but normal.
Christians from Southern California traveled by tour buses to a suburb of Ensenada, Mexico, to join 150 local missionaries and believers to attend the grand opening of Puerta Hermosa (Beautiful Gate) Orphanage that serves as the home for abandoned and severely ill special needs children of Baja.
To find happiness, Christians must stop worrying about inconsequential things and find relaxation in the grace of God, Pastor Rick Warren shared recently.
Pastor Greg Laurie's annual Harvest festival is part of a long history of revival events in the southern state of Texas, historian Larry Eskridge says ahead of the stadium event in March.
A congregation in Georgia that voted overwhelmingly to leave the PC(USA) is being prevented from disaffiliating from the Mainline Protestant denomination.
A tweet by NewSpring Church Pastor Perry Noble chiding pastors who get involved in making political endorsements is sparking debate among believers.