5 Reasons Why the Virgin Birth of Jesus is Important. “John Frame writes that the virgin birth of Jesus is doctrinally important because of…”
Don’t Badmouth Obama. “God takes his word very seriously. If we dishonor the President there may be consequences in our lives for disobeying God’s command. These consequences will be worse than anything the president does to us by his policies.”
What Do You Want Your Church to Be Known For? A great question to ask and a great answer. “Sometimes churches get known for the wrong things. Often it’s a particular emphasis that some or many in the church have. So people in your community may describe your church as “the church that doesn’t vaccinate,” or “the right wing church,” “the homeschooling church,” “the pro-life church,” or “the organic, gluten-free, lactose free, all natural grass-fed free range church.” I’m not saying that any of these things are inherently good or bad. It’s just that we don’t want our church to be known primarily for these kinds of things…”
Are You Willing to Admit You Have Blind Spots? Oh goodness. Yes. Yes. Yes. We need this kind of challenge everyday. “Still, whenever someone edits our work, or brings constructive criticism of any kind to the labors we take on, we have a choice to make. Will we receive the criticism as a wound, or as a gift?”
You Cannot Have Two Masters. “You can have two friends. You can have two hobbies. You can even have two jobs. But you cannot have two masters…”
Who Turned the Lights Out? Is it good or bad for churches to turn down the lights during singing? Bob Kauflin’s answer is thoughtful and helpful.
A Plea for Gospel Sanity in Missions. “Western brothers and sisters often don’t understand is that most Indian “ministries” have learned what excites people in the West. Indians have learned that massive numbers and astounding testimonies are what dazzles the Western church. And when supporting partners in the West are impressed, that typically means that the dollars will rush in. Unfortunately, Western churches seldom—if ever—learn that in many cases, the numbers are inflated, testimonies fabricated, and the “gospel work” that they’ve been investing in is a mirage.”
Pookie Bunny Head. We just started a relationship series for the middle schoolers at our church and this was the video we opened the night with. Sorry for the queasiness it will induce.