Category: Life in the Church

Methodical Love

They loved her. The rest of the world remembers Frances Ridley Havergal for writing such great hymns as “Take my Life and Let it Be,” “Like a River Glorious” and “Count...

When Your Preacher is Not John Piper

Many who have had the privilege of hearing John Piper1 preach in person would testify that it felt like a monumental event. His preaching is a...

The Whisperer, The KJVer, and Other Types of Group Prayer Participants You Don’t Want to Be

My first opportunity to pray in a group came when some of my fellow students and I...

Mixed-Up Churches: Aiming for Multi-Cultural Glory

Is it better to have Caucasian churches, Black churches, Korean churches, Farmer churches and Rock-driven churches, or to mix them up? Recently I read an unambiguous advertisement...

Love Is Not Less than a Feeling

What does it mean to “love the brethren” (1 John 3:14)? It has been correctly said that to truly love someone is more than just having...

Home Alone: Do We Still Need the Local Church?

The down-the-street local church is not the only show in town anymore. We are able to enjoy faith-building messages, listen to the latest Christian...

Church Faithfulness: Is it Reasonable Anymore?

“On one occasion, Faraday lectured to a distinguished panel of scientists. The Prince of Wales (after Edward VII) was present. For an hour Faraday held his...

Seriousness In Children and Teens

It is increasingly obvious that children and young people in many evangelical churches are anything but serious about Christ. There are notable exceptions, but in many churches a...

How to Grow Your Church Numerically

The early church grew in numbers. “…there were added that day about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41). “And the Lord added to their number day by day...

Priscilla & Aquila: The Couple Who Lost Their Lives for Jesus

Batman and Robin. Jekyll and Hyde. Bert and Ernie. Lewis and Clark. Adam and Eve. You probably know something about each of...