It's a difficult question.
Indeed it is such a difficult question that I will not attempt to give a concrete answer. I will let you know what I've done in the past, but that's it.
It's really a difficult question. Who should be able to see what each person gives to the church? more >>
Christians can hear God speak to them and depend on his guidance in their lives if they follow four simple steps, says Pastor Perry Noble, answering the question: "How do I know if God spoke to me or if I'm hearing His voice?"
Noble, who heads NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, said in message on his blog Sunday that although he is a pastor, "God speaks to me the same way that He speaks to you," and provided tips on how to hear God in one's daily life.
One effective way to hear God's Word is through the Bible, which serves as a living example of God's message to us, Noble writes. more >>
Christians should not be shocked when pastors give into the temptation of immorality because sin is just an element of human nature, leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says.
Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, weighed in Friday on the recent news of Pastor Darrin Patrick's dismissal from The Journey megachurch in St. Louis, Missouri, and resignation from the Acts 29 Network because of his participation in inappropriate extramarital meetings, phone calls and conversations with two women.
In a blog post to his website titled "What to do When a Pastor Falls?" Moore explained that it is natural for congregants to feel angry or betrayed when a prominent pastor or pastor they know caves to sin and falls from grace. more >>
A 60-year-old pastor and his wife died last Tuesday when they were mowed down inside their car by a speeding driver who ran a red light and fled the scene.
Jesse Estrada, 60, co-pastor of Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer Bautista, a Baptist Church in Cloverleaf, Texas, and his wife, Maria Sabillon, 68, had led the small congregation for more than 30 years, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The couple's son, Jesse Sabillon, 33, said authorities knocked on his door at 5 a.m. last Wednesday to deliver the news of their death. more >>
Pastor Kong Hee of Singapore's City Harvest Church says his congregation is sending at least three relief teams to Japan to assist in recovery efforts just days after twin earthquakes killed 42 people and destroy a church his team preached at just weeks ago.
"On the night of 14 April, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The epicentre is at a distance of 7 km from the city of Kumamoto. My wife, Sun [Ho,] and her team were just there two weeks ago ministering at Kumamoto Harvest Church, an amazing church led by senior Pastor Rev. Yoji Nakamura," Kong wrote on Sunday in a Facebook update.
"In the town of Mashiki, near the epicentre, buildings and homes have collapsed. 44,000 people were evacuated. The church in Mashiki has completely collapsed, and the senior pastor's family members are currently hospitalized," he added. more >>
Pope Francis has called a Christian woman a "martyr" after she was brutally killed by Islamist radicals for refusing to deny her faith in Jesus Christ.
BosNewsLife reported that Francis was made aware of the case during his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, where he spoke with the young woman's widower.
"He is Muslim, and he told me that he married a Christian girl," the pope explained. "They loved each other and respected each other. But unfortunately the young woman's throat was slashed by terrorists because she didn't want to deny Christ and abandon her faith." more >>