A nominee for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention who is not expected to be elected has stated that he is in the race because its "the right thing to do."
David Crosby, pastor of First Baptist Church of New Orleans, was nominated by former SBC President Fred Luter back in March.
The other two nominees are Pastor Steve Gaines of the Memphis, Tennessee-based Bellevue Baptist Church and J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. more >>
Joel Osteen, senior pastor of the 40,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, says if he could do one thing differently in life, he would trust in God more.
In a revealing message on the Joel Osteen Ministries' blog, he reveals that he most regrets the time he has spent needlessly worrying about situations and circumstances that were out of his control, especially those that never came to pass.
"I wonder how many things you're worried about that are never going to come to pass?" the megachurch pastor asks in his post titled, "If I could Do One Thing Over." more >>
In a previous post, I noted several things you should not say to the pastor right before the sermon. I was amazed at the number of responses I received. One pastor made it clear that I really had not addressed many of the major issues. It's not just what people say, it's other things that can happen as well.
It made me realize once again the primacy of preaching. Most pastors have put in hours of study and preparation. The sermon is critical to the life and the health of the church.
Though I included some of the distracting comments people make in this list, I have also included other distractions. more >>
What does it mean to "throw away your life?" It means to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, says Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California.
Citing Mark 8:35, Warren explains in his daily devotional that to "throw away your life," is to "submit yourself to God for his purposes."
"Only those who throw away their lives for My sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live," the verses read, in part. more >>
Meagan Good wants people to focus on more than just the possibility of being famous and remember that they have a divine destiny to follow.
As an upcoming special guest on the Fearless Discussions talk show, the 34-year-old actress will be joining host Arian Simone to discuss fame for a special program event called "Is It All for the Fame?"
In an Instagram post about the event, Good describes it as a "fearless discussion on the extremes that people will go through to see their name in lights. We have to get to a place in today's fame seeking society where we are pursuing purpose over popularity!" more >>
Sometimes reading a church's bylaws is like taking a trip to the twilight zone.
Some are lengthy, very lengthy. Some are irrelevant. Some are unreadable. And others are weird, really weird.
Knowing that I would get some incredible responses from my Twitter followers, I simply asked them if they were a part of a church with some weird bylaw provisions. Keep in mind, these are provisions in bylaws, not in a policy manual. more >>