In the past month, I have been preaching in my church on the topic "The Healthy Church." Most pastors and Christians would like for their churches to grow, but often we ask the wrong questions when it comes to seeing that happen.
The love of God is seen in the giving of Jesus to die for the sins of man. John recorded, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16, 17).
Jesus made it clear of what the greatest rules of life to follow were.
The Bible says, "It is appointed unto man, once to die, and then the judgment." And immediately some reader is thinking, "Why is he starting there? I turn to this column for a bit of uplift, and I get this?"
What are Christians supposed to do when they are surrounded by those who refuse to hold to God's teachings?
Members of Africa on Fire and the Coastal Georgia School of Missions will sponsor a round table from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Temple of Praise Church Ministries, 406C S. Main St. in Hinesville.
Last November, I was blessed to take my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Although I have been in the ministry for nearly 20 years, I had never gone to Israel.
This week marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that made abortions legal. Since that decision, more than 54 million fetuses have been aborted, according to the National Right to Life Committee.
Last week, I wrote about New Year's resolutions, filling the void within and changing lives for the better. From many years of counseling on many topics, I know about relationship and self-esteem issues.
Midway Congregational United Church of Christ on historic Dorchester Academy's campus is celebrating another anniversary.
This weekend, we are taking some time to reflect, remember and celebrate the legacy of a great civil-rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We'll refocus our attention on what we need to do to enhance our future. Dr. King fought for justice and equality for all people. He believed that all men were created equal and that everyone should be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Happy 2013! Many of us started the new year by making New Year's resolutions - sometimes planning with great detail and motivation - but many of us will break or downgrade those resolutions quickly.
WASHINGTON - Let's start the new year with a conundrum as old as the Republic:
"Thus saith the Lord, 'Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.' But they said, 'We will not walk therein.'" - Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV)
The new year brings new ideas, visions and goals. Churches look forward with excitement and anticipation to the challenges. Many pastors set new goals that they want to see accomplished during the new year and the years to come.
An incident that has happened to us in the last few months reminds me of what can happen when sin is looked at lightly, especially ...
I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...
Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.
In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.
Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.
Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...
Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.
This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...
As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.
For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...
One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.