How we view our bodies says a lot about our worldview. Are bodies something we merely "have" or are they core to who we are?
To the surprise of most, the words "missions" and "missionary" are found nowhere in Scripture. However, the definition and concept of missions is a central theme in God's Word.
"So what are churches doing to reach people today, Thom?" I hear some version of that question on a regular basis.
Yes, there have been evil men who have done evil things in the name of false Christianity. To a limited degree, Adolf Hitler was one such man. Still, and as even he frequently admitted outside the public eye, he was no Christian.
When the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum in the 1960s, Christian ministers were forced to confront ugly, twisted misinterpretations of the Bible that categorized black Americans as something "other" than fully human and inferior to whites.
Our life on earth often gets caught up in waves. Sometimes we ride along on waves of joy. At other times we experience waves of temptation. And still other times involve waves of doubt and confusion. But through it all, there is One we can turn to who is able to turn the tide.
Our culture has become increasingly captivated by apocalyptic themes and storylines, with a plethora of popular TV shows and feature films embracing zombies, plagues and other terrifying end of days scenarios.
It is critical that prospective pastors ask questions about the church. There are five questions, however, which are rarely asked. These questions could be key toward avoiding some of the unpleasant surprises many pastors encounter.
Why would we willingly walk into the enemy's camp? Why would we feed wrong desires and thoughts?
More than ten years ago, I took a pilgrimage that changed my life.
It's an honor for us to be chosen by God to be alive at this time on the earth. God has a great purpose for each of us, but if we're going to fulfill His plans and the "assignments" He's created us to accomplish, we have to make up our mind how we're going to live every day.
It is not crazy to believe in Hell, but delusional to live without the consciousness of it. The proof is in the facts.
After He rose from the dead, Jesus told His disciples that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. Therefore, He commanded them to go and make disciples of all nations. In this sense, the idea of "Christian hegemony" gets back to Jesus Himself. After all, Christianity is Christ.
In the New Testament book of Revelation, Jesus had specific words for a church that was engaged in compromise. This church was located in the city of Pergamum, the capital of Asia.
Much has been written in the past decade on leadership skills. The body of literature on the topic is massive and growing. I certainly have little to add in a brief blog post.
Regional bodies of the United Methodist Church do not believe they are violating denominational rules on ordination by no longer questioning clergy candidates on matters of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Christians obey God out of love, not fear, Pastor Rick Warren says.
An expert on helping churches grow their ministries agrees with the recent comments by LifeChurch.tv Pastor Craig Groeschel's view that churches need to be careful in adding new campuses.
God has given you the opportunity to be an example of Christ in your family and you must take advantage of such an chance, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
A conservative Anglican leader stated that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's recent comments on evangelism are "half-right."
Hell exists because of the ultimate sin of choosing something else over God, John Piper says.
The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman.
Christians frequently have the misconception that God communicates loudly in a cannot-miss way but they need to understand that God's way of speaking requires faith, Pastor Robert Morris says.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is advising Christians not to talk about their faith unless they're asked to do so.
Pastor Perry Noble says there are two important and potentially life-changing questions Christians can ask themselves in order to move forward in their personal faith.
Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer says she's seen a good deal of compromise and giving into the ways of the world going on at church, and warns believers that society often blurs the lines between right and wrong.
Christians need to lend their prayers and ears to friends who have been victims of unfaithfulness, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Delegates at the United Methodist Church's General Conference elected the first-ever African president of their highest ecclesiastical court.
Just like any deep and important friendship, your relationship with God requires attention and focus, pastor Rick Warren says.
The Christian Post asked two experts on international mission work to describe five trends in missions today.
God wants you to be in an engaged, joyful learning environment during your time at church, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Ignoring the well-documented explosion of Pentecostalism in Hispanic nations, Pastor John MacArthur believes that people in the Spanish-speaking world do not know "the true gospel."
For a successful marriage, God encourages us to avoid emotionally unhealthy people at all costs, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Belief in eternal punishment in a literal hell is declining among Christians in America. By contrast, belief in heaven is in great shape.
While physical attraction is a part of finding a spouse, it is only one piece of the puzzle in choosing a lifelong mate, says Marshall Segal, associate editor at desiringGod.org.
The United Methodist Church voted to sever ties with an interfaith abortion advocacy group, ending an affiliation that has existed for more than four decades.