Homosexuality, Leviticus, and Orlando

Homosexuality, Leviticus, and Orlando

David Schrock and Timothy Cox — June 23, 2016

Leviticus 20:13 does not permit violence against homosexuals because the Bible is fundamentally different than the Quran and Islam’s other holy books.

A fruitful summer ministry for stay-at-home moms

A fruitful summer ministry for stay-at-home moms

Brian Croft — June 21, 2016

One of the most helpful assets to a pastor in the local church in regard to caring for elderly widows is a stay-at-home mom. Here are five practical ways a pastor can train young moms in his church to take their children and visit elderly widows. First, the church should create a list of widows … Continued

Ten lessons on biblical manhood that I learned from my father

Ten lessons on biblical manhood I learned from my father

Jeff Robinson — June 16, 2016

Though he was far from a perfect man, my father exemplified biblical manhood in many respects and taught me many lessons by example. Here are 10 things that my father’s example taught me about biblical manhood.

Are we engaging the culture or just ranting?

Are we engaging the culture or just ranting?

J. Daniel McDonald — June 14, 2016

Some Christians are not engaging unbelievers, they are only reacting to what is wrong and what they don’t like.

SBC annual meeting

6 Reasons pastors and future pastors should attend the SBC annual meeting

Jeff Robinson — June 10, 2016

It is rare to find an evangelical Christian under 50 who has been a part of one denomination for their entire church life. I was born into a family that was deeply committed to the local church and equally committed to the vision and mission of the Southern Baptist Convention. I have many cherished friends … Continued

Social media and middle school

Social media and middle school

Jim Stitzinger — June 7, 2016

“Everyone has it, why can’t I have it!” “They’re leaving me out of everything!”. . . cue the tears, bring up the music, and now the dramatic finish. . . ”you’re ruining my life, I’ll never make real friends!” This year’s winner of best actress in a pho-drama goes to a middle schooler for her role in … Continued

The Christian Life isn't meant to be effortless

The Christian life isn’t meant to be effortless

Donald S. Whitney — June 2, 2016

When we’re born again from above by the Spirit of God, the Lord makes a “new creation” of us (2 Cor 5:17). But when he accomplishes that radical, regenerating transformation of us, he does not eliminate our minds, our bodies, our emotions, our will or anything that’s a part of what makes us human. God’s … Continued

Waiting for work and trusting God amid trials

Waiting for work and trusting God amid trials

Jeremiah Greever — May 31, 2016

Graduation season is upon us, which for many graduates means the frightening reality of finding a ministerial position. We have all heard the horror stories of the same scenario countlessly repeating itself. The graduating student applies himself both in church and school, only to find few ministry positions available providing both adequate financial security and … Continued

What should a pastor do in his first few years at a church?

What should a pastor do in his first few years at a church?

Brian Croft — May 26, 2016

So many of the mistakes and missteps a pastor makes in a church as the new pastor comes from a lack of knowledge of what to do. The absence of clear thinking on this matter causes a pastor to listen to all kinds of different voices and hastily react to what he finds and hears … Continued

Are you a closet annihilationist?

Are you a closet annihilationist?

Denny Burk — May 24, 2016

National Geographic has an interesting article on the doctrine of hell. Chris Date, Preston Sprinkle, Clark Pinnock, and Edward Fudge are all quoted in the piece. The gist of it is that evangelical belief in the traditional doctrine of hell is in decline. Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans who believe in … Continued