Absolute Bias: Mainstream Media Favor Terrorists, Abortionists, Socialists Over Conservatives – Even In Death
A known pastor re-released an article showing 7 reasons why Christian leaders fall, in light of the recent controversy surrounding RZIM and its late leader, Ravi Zacharias. With all that is happening in the world, Franklin Graham gives counsel on how to get through these "trying times." The Black Lives Matters Movement has been accused of Marxist tendencies and roots, and linked to the San Francisco Chinese Progressive Association, who has also been linked to supporting the Chinese C… Suffering is an expected part of the Christian life. Suffering is the way of Jesus. Suffering brings life. J.D. Greer firstly stated that one can suffer because one did evil and proceeded to pose a… John Piper covers Christian Hedonism in a response to a question sent by a "Desiring God" radio listener. "'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.' How can I give th…
About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week. Today, a church member is considered active in the church if he or she attends three times a month. Something is wrong with this picture. For 2,000 years, the local church, as messy as i… An encounter with someone is a mystery. Also an encounter is an event of grace. Our lives are enriched through encounters. A new encounter opens up a new world. What are some of the major changes that have taken place in congregations that are doing relatively well? What are some of the ways these congregations have adapted to new realities? Here is a hint: None of the changes in healthy churches have compromised doctrine, diminished the centrality of preac… While visiting Korea, I had a fond reunion with my grandmother, one hundred and three years young, after nearly ten years of not seeing her. I usually visit Korea once or twice a year, but being busily engaged I always had no time to see her. This time I was able to visit her at the hospital for the… In an earlier post, I talked about how our churches can become more intentional about doing real ministry instead of busy work. But in this article, I address how churches became so busy. Perhaps understanding the origins of dysfunctional busyness will help churches avoid this problem in the future. I have been thinking and learning a lot during my short visit to the motherland. I learned especially a lot through a documentary film about the beautiful life of Missionary Seo-Pyeong Seo (Elisabeth J. Shepping). I have been following these long-tenured pastors for years. And I have seen consistently seven patterns, or habits, in their lives. You must stop for a while when you experience violent wavering in your life. When you are violently wavering, you must follow God’s guidance as if you were following the instructions of the captain on an airplane. Just as you leave everything to the captain on the plane, you must leave everything … I love pastors. I respect pastors. No, they aren’t perfect. Indeed, they often have many struggles and challenges. As I reviewed the thousands of comments I have heard from pastors, I began to see a pattern of silent expressions. There is a phrase that is still engraved on my heart that I read a long time ago. “Faith is to build a house of hope on the hill of despair.” The cross of Jesus was the cross of despair. But Jesus built a house of a hope, which is the resurrection, on the hill of Golgotha, which was despair.