Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:39 pm

LifeWay Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, not Music or Preachers

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher.  But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus.

Heartbreak and Glory in El Salvador

Last month, I went on a mission trip to El Salvador. I went with Chi Alpha, the campus ministry that I am part of at the University of North Texas,

A Place Called Home

Ahh, to be home! Nearly all people, and animals, have a place called home where they live and grow before leaving and establishing a home of their own.

Do You Overlook the Faults of Other?

One of the easiest things to find for many people is fault.  There are a lot of fault-finders in the world.  There’s always a critic.  In fact, some people think criticism is more blessed to give than to receive.

Cousin Wesley Brings a Chuckle

My cousin Wesley Harris is doing his part. He started exchanging puns with his nephew, Paul Donaldson. Others contributed and now Wesley has collected a ton of puns, quips and jokes. Wesley posts a daily funny on his Facebook page, bringing smiles, chuckles and sometimes groans.

Surrender Completely

God would have us to do as those little birds! Surrender completely to His power and love. He would have us to seek our safety in HIM.

A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures (see article in the National Catholic Reporter).

3 Benefits of Serving in Youth Ministry

I'm not writing this to make you feel guilty for not serving. I'm writing this to those of you who have thought about serving in youth ministry, but have never really given it much thought for any number of reasons

Stay at 17 Inches

Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?” After a pause, someone offered, “17 inches,” more question than answer.

Stupidity Not a Crime, But Consequences May Catch Up With You

Someone said, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear dumb than it is to open it and remove all doubt.” Or, as Forest Gump’s mother said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Sometimes, mental aptitude is demonstrated by the stupid things a person does.

Pastors

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Are You Passionate?

Anyone who knows anything about the National Football League is aware that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike...

There is Another Way

J.T. Starks grew up in Lancaster, Texas, near Dallas, amidst violence and uncertainty. He had no role model as a child, but he relied on his instincts for survival.

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