While watching The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers this evening, I was impressed by Sam’s speech toward the end of the movie. I relate it to the purpose of suffering pain and the need for perseverance in ministry.Read More…
Many young pastors, church planters and leaders are being trained in Bible colleges, seminaries, seminars and conferences. This rise in training is exciting and very good! These organizations train many skills in church growth and ministry leadership such as how to start small groups, improve worship teams, Read More…
Every pastor has a secret life.
Philip Wagner offers insight into the six major struggles almost every pastor faces in the ministry and how to overcome them.Read More…
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Sitting around a campfire with friends or family often makes me marvel at what an amazing experience it is and why I don’t do it more often. I wonder if it’s because I busy myself with too much. Maybe it’s because scheduling a gathering around the fire is too much of a chore, or because I can’t stand the mosquitoes. Even though our reasons for not getting to the campfire might be a mix of all of those things, we still need to realize the value of the experience. When we start up a campfire, God starts some very interesting soul Read More…
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“Baptism is coming out of the closet for Christ.” – Rick Warren
I just experienced an incredible scene of genuine missional life. A young woman who works for Exponential, whose mother was baptized by Rick Warren many years ago, trusted in Christ as her Lord and Savior a week ago and requested that Rick baptize her. He did that here at Exponential Conference 2011.
4,000 of us sang “Jesus Paid it All” as a result… wow. Powerful.
Thank you Francis Chan!
This reminds me of a question Lucy Pevensie asks in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe regarding Aslan: “Is he safe?”
The Beaver then retorts… “Is he SAFE?!?!? No, but He is GOOD!”
That’s our Jesus. Not necessarily safe in that He allows trials and obstacles to come at us (sometimes with an unrelenting fury), but they do so always with a purpose and an opportunity to develop or display our character. Safe Christianity? Francis Chan and Lucy Pevensie Say “NO!”