The Show Must Go On, Regardless

I recently read an article in Christian Ministry Magazine about the television work of Joel Osteen and Phil Cooke. For those unfamiliar, Joel Osteen pastors the largest church in the…

Why Churches Need Missions Organizations

Recently I’ve become aware of some churches that prefer to send out their congregants on short term missions trips and have moved away from, to some degree, sponsoring full time…

Hey Pastor: Five Things Your Missionary Wants You To Know

Pastor, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate and the last thing you need is more stuff to deal with. But you ought to know about a few…

The Authority of the Christian Church

What is the Christian church supposed to look like? What kind of authority does the Christian church possess? What are the limits of the church’s authority?Everyone has a problem with…

When to Unify and When to Separate

If there is one topic or theme that prevails throughout the book of I Corinthians it is unity. I Corinthians deals with many significant and difficult issues including leadership, wisdom,…

Spiritual But Not Religious. Hmmmm…

Every once in a while a new movement comes along that seeks to capture the attention of people away from traditional faith commitments. My attention was grabbed by one so-called…

When The Bible Goes Missing, Where Is Christ?

What happens to you when you read the scriptures or go through a Bible study? Many people take their time with the word in stride like it was any other…