Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in chariots and horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD." We look down on Israel and Judah for trusting in idols. But when we rely on marketing and remodeling our facilities to grow our churches, are we any better?
Have you heard that millennials are leaving the church? It's true. Young people are looking for a meaningful faith experience. If they can't find it at your church, they'll go somewhere else.
I love doing puzzles. Nothing is worse than realizing you're missing a piece! The American church is missing the most important piece of all. We must center our lives and ministries on Jesus' resurrection.
Many denominations ordain women as pastors. Some churches cling tightly to a male model of leadership. Deborah challenges us to broaden our thinking. Are women capable of effectively leading God's people?
We tend to make the holiday season about us. We celebrate that God is "with us" in the midst of our self-inflicted, first-world problems. Meanwhile, Christians in other countries suffer persecution. Why not kick off the holidays by praying for them?