Category Archives: Church Life
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Recent research shows that … there were, on average, 270 new Christian martyrs every 24 hours over the past decade, such that “the number of martyrs [in the period 2000-2010] was approximately 1 million.” Compare this to an estimated 34,000 … Continue reading
Those who have been praying for Shirley B. will be glad to know that her doctor informed her today that the growth they were examining was not cancerous. Everything is ‘a ok’. They have some steps to take to shrink … Continue reading
This is a very unsettling CNN report. But those of us who have seen churches pander to kids just to get them to attend know all too well that as soon as they’ve had their fill of the gifts and pizza … Continue reading
To all those who have found the hearing devices for the sound system not functioning too well; Mick and I have discovered the problem and adjusted it so that there should be no further problems. We’ve also checked all the … Continue reading
At the Petros Senior building today…
A Professor from New Orleans Seminary has a brief video on the subject. It’s worth watching. On YouTube. It’s a short, basic, simple to understand overview of the work of the Center. Ideal, really, for letting lay people especially know … Continue reading
They are, in other words, becoming servants of a god of their own construction and not the God revealed in Scripture. Why? Because they’ve been taught that God exists for them- to make them happy and give them whatever they … Continue reading
And now she’s in her Senior year of High School. Pray for Amber and all of our other young people and children. Before we know it, they’ll be grown and raising families of their own.
“The person who loves you most will tell you the most truth. One of the greatest distinguishing marks of a false prophet is that he will always tell you what you want to hear, he will never rain on your … Continue reading
Howard Hendricks once described the local church as a football game: Twenty-two people on the field, badly in need of a rest, and forty thousand in the stands, badly in need of exercise.
Mary D.’s surgery went far better than the doctor expected. She’s better off than he thought and another surgery is now unnecessary.
You missed a blessing. We enjoyed special singing and our guest Preacher did a wonderful job of sharing God’s Word with us. It was a very challenging sermon. Whenever you decide to stay home (or whatever) from worship you always … Continue reading
Churches, especially Baptist churches (though I’m sure others as well) seldom ever hold revival services anymore. Revivals, when I was young, lasted 2 weeks on average. A guest preacher would come and Monday through Friday for two weeks and twice … Continue reading
The Church Fathers sometimes wrote meritorious things. One such was the following letter (which is longer- here’s only the conclusion) written to a girl who had plunged into immorality. I think you’ll find it very interesting. We can escape now. … Continue reading
There’s an essay in the Knoxville Examiner on the subject.
Everyone had an excellent time of worship and fellowship.
William Willimon writes The modern church has been willing to use everyone else’s language but its own. In conservative contexts, gospel speech is traded for dogmatic assertion and moralism, for self-help pyschologies and narcotic mantras. In more liberal speech, talk … Continue reading