Links For The Church (8/20)

by Staff August 20, 2018

What Lies Beyond The Welcome?

Michelle Van Loon writes on hospitality in the church. She shares that we are all responsible for welcoming newcomers into our church, even when we don't feel like we can or should.

Make ‘God Talk’ an Everyday Part of Family Life

A child's spiritual education should come from his or her parents. Julie Melilli shares how and why parents should strive to talk about God every day. Additionally, she shares encouragement that you don't have to be a theological expert to do so. 

What Does a Good Sermon Cost? – The Glad Sacrifice of Christian Preaching

"Faithful preaching resists the allure of simply telling other people in public who we are and what we think and what we have done." – David Mathis

The Church and Healthy Marriages

To help marriages survive and thrive, Adrian Reynolds writes that marriages fail often, but there are key foundations that can help us understand marriage rightly and with a gospel-centered focus. 

Pleased to Be Crushed: One Houstonian Reflects One Year After Hurricane Harvey

Steve Bezner writes a reflection on what he has learned and how God has taught him in light of Hurricane Harvey.