This is interesting.
Imagine for a moment in your church a multitude of laypeople who are genuinely excited about evangelism.
I’ve been crazy busy with school, projects around the house, work, and fireworks so I have had no time for blogging at all. Actually, I had a bit of time the other day but as soon as I took a… Read More ›
The Bad News In his sobering book The Last Christian Generation, Josh McDowell grabbed our attention when he wrote, “Over the last generation the number of students who say that the church will play a part in their lives when… Read More ›
Church attendance in the West, even among Christians, is falling. According to a recent study, attendance at church services in any given week has declined among Christians by 9 percent since 1991. Now only a minority of Christians (47 percent) can be found at church during a typical week.
The local church is the center of the Christian’s worship. This is where our sacrifice for sin—our altar—is presented and understood (Hebrews 13:10; cf. 1 Corinthians 1:23). This is where our worship begins and flows out into the life. We damage the growth of Christian graces in the life if we neglect the assembling of the church (Ephesians 4:11–16; Hebrews 10:24–25).
Although my parents called themselves Catholic, we rarely went to church. And when we did, even though I recall having an interest in the arts and crafts relating to Noah’s Ark, Johan, Daniel and the lion’s den…we made in Sunday School, I found the whole church experience painfully boring and tedious.
Although I am not a feminist, I believe in women’s rights and equality and that women should, generally anyway, have the same opportunities as men, I can’t get around the fact that women as pastors is clearly unbiblical.
In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak