As a blonde female, and as a pastor, this isn't the first time someone has called me stupid. Sadly, it comes with the territory. And while the Bible may say turn the other cheek, it does not say allow bullies to treat you like a punching bag.
So, how will these 300,000 churches in need of revitalization be impacted by the wave that is coming? Let's look at three major categories.
There's something about a ministry that is advancing God's kingdom that brings out the Debbie downers and the negatives Neds in droves.
What do present-day Hollywood sex scandals have to do with a 50-year-old papal encyclical? In Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI clearly recognized that the gift of sex, by its nature, can easily devolve into self-interested mutual use, or even unilateral imposition, if it is not ordered to a good held in common: in particular, children.
How would I describe to a single individual the path to personal revival?
As Americans debate the propriety of good relations with a dangerous Russian regime, Israelis see Moscow as the key to putting Iran in its place.
When religious leaders—in this case, the pope himself—offer nothing but bromides instead of practical ideas that can work, many of the faithful tune out or just check out altogether.
A pro-choice doctor just made a case for not aborting children with Down syndrome. But his case needs to be better.
During the last session of the North Carolina General Assembly, proposed alcohol legislation would have lowered the criteria for Movie Theaters to obtain a mixed beverage permit. Some theaters already sell beer and wine, but this would have authorized them to have bars.
Some were more offended by the image of a noose than the fact that those made in the image of God have been slaughtered by the millions. Not only is an image of a noose appropriate when talking about the millions killed by Planned Parenthood, but a swastika would be, too.
John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color," is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh's nomination seems to be proffered in such a way as to suggest that black Christians are, or should be, primarily, if not solely, concerned about matters that subjectively fall under the ever-expanding and ambiguous banner of "social justice."
From accusations of "treason" to blunt assessments that, "The President of the United States made a fool of himself in his meeting in Helsinki on Monday with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin," the majority consensus is that Putin won and Trump lost.
Times change; traditions sometimes do as well. But when it comes to summer vacation at the grandparents, it's a tradition worth keeping.
He's back on the field, and as always, Christian sports star Tim Tebow knows what's truly important.
This month has seen some huge judicial victories for God's people here in America. Yet I sometimes wonder: have we forgotten the victory that must precede all the others? I fear that we often do forget.
About three years ago, I wrote an article titled 9 Unbiblical Statements That Christians Believe, and it really struck a nerve with people. Sadly, the list doesn't stop with just nine of these unbiblical statements. There are many of them that are cultural teachings and spiritual sounding clichés that have snuck into the Church, got baptized, and then joined the ranks of our jargon.
Shame has been dying for many years now – a slow and painful death.
Here's another phone app parents should know about. IGTV: Videos are created and posted in order to gain followers. What could possibly go wrong?
While the globe was fixated on Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow between France and Croatia, the world's largest annual sporting event is taking place more than 1,600 miles to the west.
My heart sank. With great sadness I said what was on my heart to say. "Pastor, please tell your people that this deeply grieves the Spirit of God. That no man or woman should ever expect God to fit into their schedule."
There was an uncommon addition to Apple's updates this year — a tool to help users curb their phone addiction. Even Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) acknowledges it: Device addiction is a consuming problem that has deep mental health implications.
What would be your reaction to me saying that the Church is being defiled? I mean, given all that is happening with what many have come to acknowledge as an ill-advised relationship between particular segments of the Church and politics, and the moral and ethical compromise born of that relationship, wouldn't you say so? Or would you say that I am overreacting?
In his new book Disarming the Church, biblical scholar Eric Seibert defends the second view: to follow the Prince of Peace, he insists, requires a radical and categorical rejection of violence.
For years the Left used its control of the federal courts to assume powers rightly left to the states.
There are plenty of things followers of Jesus cannot learn from Donald Trump. That is self-evident. But there are things he can teach us, especially those of us in leadership.
Climate change is divisive. While most conservatives tend to be skeptical of the dangers of climate change, most liberals tend to exaggerate them.