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.
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order amending a 1965 mandate that prohibited discrimination in the hiring of federal employees based on their “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.” Obama’s new order now includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as federally protected categories as well. During a press conference at the White House the president...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
Most of us don’t deliberately defy God very often. But that doesn’t mean we always accept his story line for our lives. Instead we simply find subtle ways to resist God’s working in our lives. For instance, one thing we try is to give God the silent treatment.
Some people are masters at giving others the silent treatment. When a conflict comes up in their family or workplace, they simply stop communicating. They clam up, hoping that their furious silence will convince people to see things their way. They can communicate something very clearly...Read More at This is Today
Young people are looking to live for something worth dying for. When we walk out our Christianity, we model a way of life to which they can aspire.
However, familiarity can breed contempt. What seems familiar to them may not seem exciting or worth their full attention.
How do we keep them on the course when they are restless for adventure?
Can we help them to see the Christian faith for the...Read More at Family Fire