Pornography & The Church

“I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).  Aren’t daily devotions like this…

COVID: Not A Cause To Sin

I’ve admired pastor John MacArthur for some time. And I was especially interested in his opposition to the state of California’s rules that prohibited church attendance and other church activities.…

Hooray For Organized Religion!

Have you ever heard someone say that they are against organized religion? Or perhaps they regard organized religion as having brought harm to society? After all, hasn’t religion been a…

The Social Science of God’s Love

Here’s an interesting excerpt from an article pulled from LiveScience.com on the effects of religion on children, and by intimation, the home. Kids with religious parents are better behaved and…

“People Only Believe What Their Culture Tells Them About Religion.” Wanna Bet?

Have you seen those memes on social media about the one true religion? They usually go something like this: “Out of the thousands of religions that exist, the only one…

Ask Tom: Divorce & Gay Marriage In The Church

Recently, my friend Dave wrote to me about divorce and gay marriage. He wanted to know why churches accept the divorced (though God hates divorce) but don’t accept gay marriage.…

Four Secrets To The Spread Of Christianity

In his book, Church History In Plain Language, author Bruce Shelly gives four reasons why Christianity grew to such an extent in its early history that it became the dominant…

The Most Important Job In The World

If you are involved in ministry, whether personally on your free time, or professionally, you are doing the most important work in the world. That is not an exaggeration.  Many…

Advice for Short-Term Teams

Pastor, do you want to send a short-term team to a foreign country? Do you want your people to engage globally for the Gospel? Then here are five principles to…

The Church Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You

American society is in decline. There’s no denying the obvious. It doesn’t matter if we examine our political influence or our spiritual history, there is no denying that America is…