One-on-one conversations, heart to heart talk seem to be rare these days though one will say that the connection is never lost and that communicating through the internet and social media is better th… Burdens can range from personal problems to current events on a national or global level and the Bible teaches people how to deal with it through Christ. Former lesbian-turned-believer of God Jackie Hill Perry warns Christians against dating and having relationships with non-believers. The question on whether women should be allowed to take the pastoral role is a controversial issue in the churches today. But a minister argued that though he acknowledges the importance of women in t… Noting the country's rapid moral decline, a minister highlighted the significance of pastors who will speak the truth of God's Word.
Last Christmas, my daughter received a book for a gift from her older sister and brother. When realizing that her gift was a book as she was opening it, she exclaimed with joy. I also exclaimed with joy as well after seeing my daughter becoming so excited over a book. What thoughts come to your mind when you hear of the country name ‘Afghanistan’? I still think of Taliban in a barren desert with guns in tow training to become terrorists. I tried to erase that image with the thought that missions must continue in that country, but I was truly humbled as I was … The hero of Christmas is Jesus. We learn the humility of Jesus through the birth of Jesus. The first Adam was prideful. The root of the original sin is in pride. The pride of a man desiring to be like God made him eat the fruit of the good and evil. Most church leaders and church members are shocked and unprepared when allegations of child sex abuse arise in their churches. But it is a huge risk in all churches. A farmer gave our family a basket of corn from his harvest. It meant a lot. We were struggling financially, so the gift of food really helped. But, even more, it was an act of love from a hardworking man. I appreciated his heart as much as I appreciated the physical gift. Prayer is a mysterious world. It is a spiritual world. It is a high dimensional world. When Christmas comes, we think of Jesus, Mary, and an angel who brought good news. Also we think of the prayer of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1 begins with the story of the birth of John the Ba… They aren’t antagonistic. They welcome a conversation with believers. They aren’t staying out of church for the reasons you may think. When December comes, we wait for Christmas. Christmas is the day when Jesus was born. People waited for Jesus, the Savior. Jesus came to this earth after a long wait. Christmas is the day when Jesus visited us. Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, came down to this earth from heaven. While Easter is the day most churchgoers decide to show up at the same time, Christmas Eve is indeed prime time for the unchurched. Why is that? Here are five key reasons. Last Monday, after a good 8 hours of continuous lecturing well into the evening at the seminary, I was well received at home by a bright Christmas tree in the corner of our dark living room. The brightness of the tree began to make my heart feel merry as well.