Their mettle will be tested. Their faith will be challenged. They will be pressured to succumb on any number of fronts.
Christmas then is not the season to be jolly, as if the other seasons are the opposite.
Filling someone else's pulpit can be quite a rewarding assignment if handled well, but it can also be nerve-wracking if you don’t follow proper decorum.
Little did I know that brief conversation would be the last time I get to talk to my father in this life.
Life transitions remind me that identity is a complex topic and not something that can be reduced to one or two things, like being a wife and mother. There are many layers that make up who we are, but the one most important layer is the foundation.
How important is contextualization in preaching?
Don't preach as an employee of the church.
This week's links include resources on declining church attendence, self-love, singing in church, and women in seminary.
Our sighs are sacred things.
With people coming from different Christian traditions, or no Christian background at all, we believe it's important to explain why we do what we do on the Lord's Day.