This topic will cause some discomfort for many of you. The very thought of the presence of power groups seems contrary to the spirit and grace of the gospel. But power groups are very real in churches.
Arizona Cardinals vs New Orleans Saints takes place on Sunday with the Saints looking to further lay out their credentials as one of this season's big teams who could go all the way. So far they are 2-0 and will be hoping to make that 3-0 in front of their home crowd today.
The San Diego Chargers will face off against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday as week 3 of the NFL football season continues. This AFC match up will see both teams attempting to gain the win that will push them to 2-1, and it should be a fierce clash between two sides with contrasting styles.
The area of personal identity is a place where the rubber of grace meets the road of everyday life in an especially palpable way. If an identity based on "works of the law" looks like John Fitzgerald Page, what might one based on the one way love of God?
New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers takes place on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL 2013 regular season as the Patriots look to claim a third consecutive win and maintain their perfect start to the new season.
Minnesota Vikings vs Cleveland Browns is a huge game for both teams on Sunday, as the NFL 2013 regular season enters week 3. Both teams are 0-2 and desperately need a win today. For one it could be the start on the road to recovery, but for the other team, falling to 0-3 could spell the start of a painfully long season.
New York Giants vs Carolina Panthers takes place on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL 2013 regular season, with both teams still looking for their first win of the new season having lost their respective opening two weeks of games.
I'm convinced that many of the problems in pastoral culture result from an unbiblical definition of the essential ingredients of ministry success. A pastor's ministry is never just shaped by his experience, knowledge, and skill. It's also always shaped by the true condition of his heart. In fact, if his heart isn't in the right place, knowledge and skill can make him dangerous.
Dallas Cowboys vs St Louis Rams takes place on Sunday as week 3 of the NFL 2013 regular season arrives with a flood of games today. Both these teams have a record of 1-1 and will want to win today to ensure the start to their season leans on the positive side.
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals will be a big AFC-NFC clash on Sunday as the NFL 2013 regular season hits week 3. Both teams have had reasonable starts to the season having won one and lost one each, but both will want to get their noses in front with another win today to keep them above .500.
A high school in Orange County, Calif., has crowned a 16-year-old transgender, whose mother is a born-again Christian, as its 2013 homecoming queen. For Cassidy Lynn Campbell, the title was the school's recognition of the gender "I always felt I was" and a statement to the world.
Thousands of members of Illinois' Harvest Bible Chapel, one of America's largest churches, celebrated 25 years of the ministry at a special service held at a stadium on Saturday. Founding Pastor James MacDonald began the seven-campus megachurch at age 27.
"God, if You love me, then why must I endure pain?" This question preoccupies many believers in their darkest hours of need. While pain takes different forms and has different durations, suffering always comes with an objective greater than our comfort, pleasure, or personal goals. If we seek the Lord's purpose for grief, we will find both His peace and His deep love for us.
Manchester City vs Manchester United takes place on Sunday in the weekend's biggest English Premier League game. There will be no love lost between the two teams in this Manchester derby and both will be hoping to get one over on their close rivals.
Kenyan security forces and al-Qaeda-linked Islamists were in a standoff Sunday morning after gunmen killed 59 people – including a Canadian diplomat and the Kenyan president's nephew – and injured at least 175 others in an attack at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi. About 30 hostages were still being held.
Members of Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen's Lakewood Church who have a calling for missions take part in a variety of local opportunities to serve their community, and many were volunteering their time and spiritual gifts on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read "Serve God, help people, Isaiah 58" at Feed the Children food pantry, the Beacon, a support center for the homeless, and ministering through street evangelism outside a Harris County jail.
Now that I have four "Maximum Velocity" youth leader training events under my belt I can say with full conviction that you should be there! We have 12 more cities to go before we hit the finish line. The remaining cities are…
A church-going Christian family has been left devastated after a mother and father to two young children were shot dead in a botched robbery on Friday morning in a Danville pawn shop shooting in Kentucky.
I have made no secret of my introversion. In fact, being open and honest about it has been a great relief to me. I think a number of people understand me better. One gift I wish I had been given when I served as a pastor in four different churches was a mentor who would share with me how to function as an introverted pastor. I made a ton of mistakes! I hope my experiences, both bad and good, will prove to be meaningful to pastors today. I have written them in the form of seven tips.