Ben Reaoch | Category: Theology for Life; Marriage
Husbands, remember the extravagant things you did to impress the woman who is now your wife. Remember the thought and energy you put into planning dates to be romantic and fun.
Was that a dream? Was that a former life? Now that you have a busy job, church and community commitments, and young kids, planning a romantic and fun date with your wife maybe be one of the furthest things from your mind.
Laura Miller | Category: Theology for Life; Worldview
It’s a reality we’d all rather forget about: The world is at war. It’s enemy is us.
Stacy Reaoch | Category: Theology for Life; Marriage
The idea of date nights has become a hot-button issue in some Christian circles. Some advocate that they are a nice “bonus” when they happen to work out, but aren’t a necessary component to having a good marriage. Others view weekly date nights as an ideal.
Ben Reaoch | Category: Theology for Life; Baptist Institute of Pittsburgh
The Baptist Institue of Pittsburgh has announced its spring course and the related book list, so we are pulling this article from the blog archives as a way to prepare for (or persuade you to join in) the upcoming theological studies.
Studying Christian doctrine needs to be done in the right way. If one pursues theological knowledge in the wrong ways, it can be destructive and deadly. If one pursues theological knowledge in the right ways, it will be life-giving and will make the person a tremendous blessing to others.
Michael McKinley | Category: Church Planting, The Church Community
(Mike McKinley led a 9Marks workshop on Building Healthy Churches on February 5-6, 2016. This is an article addressing a comparable message, which first appeared at 9Marks Ministries on 9/9/13.)
I’m convinced it’s better for your church to have an evangelistic culture than just a series of evangelistic programs.
In a church with a program-driven approach to evangelism, sharing the gospel can become something mostly for certain people at certain times, like when the evangelism team goes out visiting.
But in a church with an evangelistic culture, each member is encouraged to play a role within the larger church’s effort to reach the people around them with the message of salvation in Jesus. It becomes a part of every believer’s life.
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