Immigration Reform And Evangelicals-Different Churches, Different Cultures — All Under The Same Roof

Along with the mostly Latino Iglesia Harbor, there's the Palm Harvest Church, whose congregation skews toward white English speakers. There is the Marshallese Christian Center - a Pacific Islander congregation with roots in Marshall Islands. And there's Amor de Cristo, or "Love of Christ," a small church composed of Purépechas, an indigenous group from central Mexico whose native language isn't Spanish.

Doug Phillips' Resignation Letter To Vision Forum Ministries

There are no words to describe the magnitude of shame I feel, or grief from the injury I caused my beloved bride and children, both of whom have responded to my repentance with what seems a supernatural love and forgiveness. I thought too highly of myself and behaved without proper accountability. I have acted grievously before the Lord, in a destructive manner hypocritical of life messages I hold dear, inappropriate for a leader, abusive of the trust that I was given, and hurtful to family and

Confession: I Was Addicted to Porn at 13

When I first saw pornography for the first time I actually had no idea what I was looking at. I was 13 and had never seen anything like that before. I wasn’t really even sure what sex was a at the time. However, I somehow found myself intrigued. No matter how I felt about it I kept going back to it. I finally started to understand more and more how David felt looking at Bathsheba.

A Quick Confession of A Non-Porn Watcher

“I’m not a porn watcher but I’ve seen it before and in the back of my mind behind a forbidden door, I turn tricks…” (snippet from my poem Confession)

Pastor Rick Warren: 18 Ways to Motivate Yourself In Ministry

1 Corinthians 15:58 says, "Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor is not in vain." I spend most of the weeks of the year preparing to preach multiple services on the weekend, plus writing and all of the other speaking opportunities that come along. I have to continually come up with material that is fresh and powerful and practical and witty and useful in people's lives, and that's a burden, but I manage to stay motivated. This list isn't deeply theol

Identify The Level of Your Addiction

Eyes of Integrity: The Porn Pandemic and How It Affects You Chapter 3 - Honorable Men " Equipping Guys for Sexual Integrity"Ways to Take the Thought Captive"

Reformed Theologian Karl Barth and Neo-Orthodoxy, Christian Socialism

Karl Barth (/bɑːrt/; German: [baʀt]; May 10, 1886 - December 10, 1968) was a SwissReformed theologian. Barth is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century.[1][2] His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of Time on April 20, 1962.[3]

Sexual Addiction Is Like An Onion

I have tried so many things to get rid of a porn addiction. I’ve read countless books, listened to sermons, used online programs, and read hundreds of stories from others that have struggled with the same issues. Every time I try something new, I expect a culminating moment where all desires and memories will be gone for good.

Love Sex But Hate Porn

If you haven’t been to our online store in a while, I encourage you to go and check out some of the merchandise that we have available; specifically (as it relates to this post), the shirt that simply says “LOVE. SEX. HATE. PORN.”

More About the Finest British Composer, Sir John Kenneth Tavener

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 - 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Whale, "The Protecting Veil" and "Song for Athene". in 1968, at the age of 24, he was described by The Guardian as "the musical discovery of the year", while The Times said he was "among the very best creative talents of his generation."

Pastoral Study Review: Pastors at Greater Risk for Depression

The 800-member congregation and family members were waiting for him to show up at the Sunday Worship Service on November 10, 2013. A new study by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School, in Durham, N.C., shows that pastors are at greater risk of depression than people with other jobs.

Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma - Soldier Sean Davis’ Story

His squad went on 35 combat missions by truck and helicopter in their first 30 days in Iraq. Davis recalls the horrible smell of civilians burning in cars set afire by roadside bombs and remembers a friend in full uniform in the barrack's shower trying to wash the day's blood off. A roadside bomb hit Davis' truck in June 2004. "There's something in your brain that's going to be changed after picking up bits and pieces of your best friend."

Is Porn Harmful?

There has been plenty of discussion around about whether porn is harmful or really rather innocuous if used in a "responsible" way. I believe it is a rather easy question to answer just with the many testimonies of destruction that porn has brought on individuals, marriages, families and societies as a whole.

Sex Addiction - Sin or Sickness?

Hordes of celebrities are heading to rehab these days, and not just for drugs and alcohol. Big names — famous bad boys and famous good boys — are checking into treatment centers for help with “sex addiction.”

Porn In Real Life - A Young Man's Struggle

I recently had a young man send me an email which said I have struggled and still do struggle at times with porn. I sent him an email back and gave him some advice. Being that he lived close by I invited him to dinner to discuss his situation. I asked him before we met up if he would willing to answer some questions that I could put on the blog. He was very cool with that. He said that if his struggle could help someone he would do it.

Is Porn Basically A 30-second Spa Day For Many Guys

I am still working on my the blog for this week called Straight Pimp'n. Today I saw this blog by Pete Wilson pastor of Cross Point Church and aksed him if I could share it with you. He didn't hesitate and gave me a green light. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Is It OK For Christians To Masturbate?- By Steve G, XXX Church

I hear this one all the time and my response strictly from a biblical point is that I do not feel the Bible clearly addresses this. Some will point you to Leviticus, some Genius, but all require an interpretation which I feel is a far reach. I know, I know, so please save the law arguments because that is not what we deal with here.

Mark Howell: 8 Habits of a Life-Changing Small Group Leader

I've written recently about the 8 Commitments for Small Group Leaders as well as how to design your group meeting for life-change; two helpful angles from which to think about building a thriving small group ministry. But what about the habits that help create the kind of man or woman who operates as an agent of life-change?