Many people in our churches are wondering how to address economic matters. Let’s consider facts, logic and scripture.
The church has a lot of hard thinking to do. But as we abandon our unquestioned answers, I’m hoping that we’ll be able to love God—and our neighbor—better.
What is your compass? What is your North Pole? Don’t settle for trusting only yourself. Pick up the Bible to gain a new understanding of God, and of the world and everyone in it—including yourself.
As ministry leaders, we need to constantly remind those we teach that mindless Christianity does not please Jesus. We need to stay focused on sharpening our worldview.
Understanding Jesus as the center of all of reality is liberating. It rescues us from the “me-ness” of “me and Jesus” and positions us to see the world from God’s perspective and bring His good news to everyone, everywhere, all the time.
Jesus claimed authority over all things (Matthew 28:18-20). How will we respond? By ignoring the aspects of culture we find distasteful, or by engaging culture as a platform from which to proclaim Jesus’s victory?
Doubt is best worked through individually with trusted friends. If leaders confess doubts on major Christian doctrines, their congregations may lose confidence in their leadership, equate doubt with unbelief, or be thrown into an unnecessary crisis of faith themselves.
Even though our society tells us that it’s narrow-minded to believe in ultimate truth, there’s lots of evidence that says we should run after it with all our hearts. Christ says the truth will set us free. And that promise is true for all time.
Self often wins the battles of the day. In a culture where comfort is king, how can pastors and church leaders help their congregations cut through the noise and reach out to their neighbors with the Gospel?
New paths for growth in pastoral ministry require new methods, new tactics, and new ground. Stretching and growing is never comfortable but is essential for healthy churches to flourish.