Worth a Look: Church Planting and Accountability; 9Marks on Church Planting; Why don’t Christians Study their Bible?; Why don’t Christians Memorize their Bible?

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. Accountability is important. We’ve all read or heard of recent failures and firings of high-profile pastors. We all need accountable relationships and structures. TGC offers help. A 9Marks podcast on Church planting with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight. Why don’t more Christians study the…

Worth a Look: ETS and Transgender Christianity?; What Theological Issues are Facing the Church?; David Zuleger, Lead Pastor at Bethlehem (south)

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. At the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society this year, a paper was presented arguing for the viability of “Transgender Christianity.” This is important because what happens in the academy runs downhill into our churches. Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological…

Our secrets will kill us – Samuel Chand

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash Pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships can only be effectively managed and sorted through within the context of community. I believe that with all my being. I may not live up to that truth; at times, I try to wade through my pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships on my own…the typical “lone-ranger Christian”…

“Pastors need the right fuel or else they’ll be drained.” A word to pastors from Brian McCoy.

Photo by Sara Farshchi on Unsplash According to Dictionary.com the word “fuel” is a noun with three meanings: Combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil or gas, in order to create heat or power. Something that gives nourishment; food. An energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors. Like your physical health, your spiritual health…

Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

God answers impossibly big prayers. Throughout the New Testament both Jesus and the apostles invite those who follow Jesus to pray and ask for impossibly big things with the assurance that God is inclined to answer. So why do we so often see prayers go unanswered? Can we do anything about it? These promises about…

This is how adultery happens…

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Anatomy of an Adultery. Dr. Wayne Mack Understand the steps that are most likely involved in becoming involved in adultery. It doesn’t usually just happen. Be aware of the chain of events that often leads to adultery and realize that this chain must be broken at its earliest link (Prov. 17:14, I…

If you’re the boss your people need to learn to trust you. Here’s 5 traits you need to have.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Trust is crucial for influence and credibility. Oren Harari in The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Legendary Leader shares a good word on establishing trust that’s essential for leaders to learn. People are inclined to trust those who… Are competent – individuals who have relevant knowledge and experience and…

3 facts about mothers and Mother’s Day by Joe Carter

Photo by London Scout on Unsplash Today is Mother’s Day. Here are three facts you should know about the holiday and about mothers in America (original post can be found here): In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation that officially established the first national Mother’s Day holiday to celebrate America’s mothers. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s…

Do LGBT people need to choose between sin and Jesus? Who is Jordan Peterson? David Prince on Discipleship. Links worth a look.

Here are a few links that are worth a look. Denny Burk, in light of an article by Julie Rogers in the New York Times, rightly asserts, “People living in sexual immorality do indeed have to choose between their sin and Jesus.” Read his important post here. Is Jordan Peterson a liar, lunatic, legend, or…