One Ministry – A Family of Programs
I recently spent some time randomly looking through Twitter accounts from churches of all sizes. While some churches are rocking Twitter, others aren’t giving the best impression of who they are. If you’re committed to being on the blue bird network, here are some areas for you to consider.
The relationship between Christianity and capitalism is a perennial topic, one taken up recently by the New York Times’ Room for Debate feature. It’s important to distinguish between different economic forms, and labels like capitalism can sometimes obscure rather than clarify points of dispute. As the contributors to the Times’ debate illustrate, capitalism can mean anything from an emphasis on...Read More at Think Christian
In one of his books – a book about the mission of the church, no less – theologian John Piper begins with this arresting statement: “Mission isn't the highest priority of the church; worship is. Mission exists because worship doesn't.” The most important thing Christians do isn't what they do for...Read More at GroundWork
While it may seem exciting to think of God crafting an eternal story for our lives, the fact is that sometimes we don’t want someone else writing our stories—even God. It can feel a little invasive when God intervenes in personal plans and choices that we want to handle ourselves. We begin to bristle as his story-writing starts to cramp our style.
To be sure, it’s a little tricky to rebel against God’s leading. But sometimes God’s people do that. Think of Jonah heading off for Tarshish instead of following God’s call to Nineveh (Jonah 1). Or...Read More at This is Today
Times change. Trends change. Technologies change. What can we expect to stay the same? In the midst of change, our children need a faith that withstands the test of time. Our goal as parents is to raise children who become firmly rooted in faith as adults. So, we have been given the task of imparting a view of the world not only in our words but also in our deeds. We demonstrate for our children...Read More at Family Fire