Curated links for your weekend reading:
In recent years, it’s become commonplace to see Christian leaders take an apologetic stand on a controversial issue. Not apologetic in the “defend the faith” sense of the word, but “apologetic” as if to say, I wish this was different, but here’s what we believe.
My list doesn’t include a gymnasium or a youth group that does a lot of fun things, since the Bible doesn’t require a church to have these amenities. Here are a few items, however, that are absolutely critical for your consideration.
When we get down to it, if you understand the importance of why we gather together each week—church should become the “excuse” you use to miss everything else that conflicts with it—not the other way around.
How can church planters lead like good shepherds? Consider four primary functions of the shepherd-planter.
Here are some ways we can try to limit the reach of those who would use power and authority to intimidate, bully and abuse others.
“Here’s why we suffer. We suffer so that we learn that God is all we have. We suffer so God draws us closer to himself.”