Having been born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and being a professional journalist for more than 45 years, I have seen just about everything controversial about news reporting in this field. But quite often the problem is the egos of the so-called missionaries, who often don't have any understanding of the people they are ministering to.
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also a historian, writer and artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the U.S. following the Second World War.
Atrocities by the Islamic State (ISIS) are softening the hearts of Muslims to Christianity, and evangelistic techniques and technologies are proving effective, but locally-based missionaries say the main reason for the spike in conversions in the Middle East is simply that former Muslims are finding God is real.
When you think of a Mormon missionary, what image comes to mind? A clean-cut young man in black slacks, white shirt and black tie, going door-to-door? How about an artist using chalk on a sidewalk to illustrate stories or outline a message?
All it takes is a casual observation of the turmoil in the world today, the persecution of followers of Jesus and the opposition to the Church, to realize that we are living in very challenging times. A critical question to ask is, "How can we carry out God's mandate to communicate the Good News of Jesus to everyone, to the ends of the earth, and make disciples among all people groups?" Think of the places today where we cannot take Bibles, gospel literature or technological resources without ri
Kalpana just could not understand why her skin felt as though it were burning. It was unbearable. The only time relief came was when she was sitting in a water tank, yet she often suffered from a cold because of being in the water so often.
In his book, Landry suggests that Christians today should take after the apostles and set aside confusion and fear, embarking on the courageous mission of evangelization through the outlets of social and new media.
In my book Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them, we focused on the generation often called “Millennials” today. The first part of the book dealt with the views of the unchurched. However, we didn’t just want to write a book about what was wrong. So, the last part of the book dealt with churches that were successfully reaching young adults.
For the first time since the Duggars began sharing their lives on TV in 2004, Jim Bob and Michelle and their 19 kids are giving viewers an intimate look at their family's Christian faith. In partnership with Living Waters Publications, the Duggars just released 19 Kids and Preaching...
At Valley View Church, our vision for the worship and creative arts ministry is to be a “sculpturing factory.” The analogy of a factory works especially well in the southwest area of Louisville, where our church is located. Many of our members work at the Ford plants or the major UPS hub nearby, so it’s easy for them to understand and relate to this simple word-picture of our vision.
It’s no secret that millennials aren’t exactly flocking to churches these days. There are theories and statistics, but the fact remains the same: Our churches aren’t a place millennials tend to call home.
Failure doesn’t have to be final. In fact, I believe God wants to put our failures to work for us. Everybody experiences defeats in life. Everybody has failures. The book of Proverbs has a lot of insight into what causes failure. Five different things that cause failure in our life according to the book of Proverbs:
It’s impossible to have a healthy church that experiences multi-dimensional growth without trusting people enough to delegate leadership to them. Having said that, this remains one of the greatest bottlenecks to growth for thousands of churches. And delegation remains one of the hardest challenges for Pastors and church staff members.
One of the most powerful experiences of my life occurred when someone challenged me to prioritize prayer in my life. When I embraced prayer in my college years, not only did it change my life, it also became formative for everything in my life.
Some Bible verses are so clear that their simple truth is undeniable, such as Hebrews 11:6 which says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (NLT)
Are you ready to see a side of the Duggars that has never been aired on TV? In Living Waters' "19 Kids and Preaching," hear the Duggars talk about the role that faith plays in their lives, and watch them share the Gospel, guided by well-known evangelist Ray Comfort.
God has a purpose for everything. The Bible says in Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Pr. 19:21 (NIV) God has a specific purpose for preaching, and His purpose is far more important than your purpose or my purpose for preaching.
Q: I'd probably enjoy my job more if it weren't for my boss. He's always criticizing me and pointing out things he thinks I could have done better, and he never has a good word to say about anything. I need the job, but this is really getting me down. How should I react?