I suspect that our hesitance to evangelize is less a matter of faulty methods and lack of opportunity. It goes deeper.
Simple math tells us that it is faithful, ordinary, anonymous lay people who make up the vast majority of the churches around the world.
There is a strain of the manhood movement in the church that troubles me. It’s a version of masculinity that makes Jesus look more like William Wallace than the King of Kings.
My years of ministry experience tell me that most still feel that the work they do with their hands during the week is inferior to the work of people whose paycheck comes from a church or Christian ministry. Why is this?
What's the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?
We asked the ERLC's Daniel Darling, "What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?"
People come weary and broken into the doors of church on Sunday. They need to hear a word from the Lord. Yes, they often need to be challenged, stretched, exhorted, and rebuked. But if all they ever hear is that they don’t love Jesus enough, aren’t making disciples fast enough and with enough urgency, aren’t praying enough and are sinning too much—if this is all the people hear every single…
We disciple, not by looking down on people, but by looking at them.
What are some of American's favorite false Jesuses?
Should pastors be writers?
We asked Dan Darling, "How should a church decide which, if any, parachurch ministries to support?"