When People Cheer Abortion by Russell Moore
Who could cheer the potential to stop the beating hearts of children who are, in some cases, just weeks away from birth? And the closer one gets to the issue, the more one sees just how blinded by injustice people can get. Some who claim to be about protecting the weak from the strong are able to nonetheless completely ignore those, the unborn, who are politically unpopular in their tribe. And others, who are allegedly “pro-life,” are sometimes viciously antagonistic to the lives of others who are similarly politically unpopular in their mirror-image political tribes. The culture of death means that life is valued in terms of its power, and that is far deeper, and more dangerous, than just a momentary culture war.
5 Myths About Seminary by Jeff Robinson
The biblical admonition is that all called to ministry must study to show themselves approved, workmen who need not be ashamed, able to rightly divide the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). And one of the best places to do this is where many godly, competent Christian minds are gathered and gifted to teach how to lead a church faithfully. Sometimes, though not as often as we’d like, that is a local church populated with godly ministers able to teach a wide variety of subjects within the setting of vocational ministry. Often, that place is a seminary committed to teaching God’s inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word. I was privileged to study in one such place, and I shudder to think what my life and ministry would look like without those years of rigorous study under capable teachers. I encourage everyone whom God calls to pray for the opportunity to do likewise.
The Life of Carl F.H. Henry by Robert H. Krapohl
From the beginning of his academic career Henry aspired to lead Protestant fundamentalism to a greater intellectual and social engagement with the larger American culture. As such, with Ockenga and Graham, he is one of the most significant leaders of evangelicalism of the post-World War II era. In fact, Henry’s book The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1947) is often seen as a kind of “neo-evangelical manifesto” marking the nascent movement’s break with separatist fundamentalists.
8 Attitude Adjustments for Church Life by Philip Nation
As a church leader in the modern days of the West, temptations abound to read the insightful book, attend the impactful conference, or dream up the innovative plan that will leverage growth in a congregation. But before you initiate the next version of the old 2020 Long-Term Vision Strategy Looking Forward to Tomorrow Plan…allow me to offer up a suggestion. The culture of your church may need help. Whether it is growth, development or a complete overhaul, make sure that the people are ready in heart and motivation for the movement that a new strategy will bring. Here are eight attitude adjustments that may help your local church life.