Discussing Declining Churches Articles — What is Your Opinion?

That’s the subject of articles authored by Thom Rainer and Alan Danielson. Here are the links: http://www.lifeway.com/pastors/2016/08/16/the-most-common-factor-in-declining-churches/ and http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-how-to/153332-alan-danielson-the-number-one-reason-churches-decline.html. Both articles identify a common pattern among churches in decline: an inward focus, to the exclusion of an outward focus. No surprise! Here are some highlights from Rainer’s article: “Ministries in declining churches are only for […]…

Fireworks, the 4th of July and Patriot Jesus!

As we settle down here in the United States after celebrating our Independence Day it may be a good time for some reflection on a couple of simple facts.  The US is not mentioned in the Bible and neither for that matter is Canada, Mexico or England.  Herr Christian no love for you, Germany is…

A Simple Response to the Lie of the Prosperity Gospel – The life of Jesus

We sometimes get too complex when we attempt to explain why a certain popular doctrine in the church today is not biblical.  We pour over the verses that apply and look for each particular instance where Jesus or one of the disciples spoke about the issue.  We lay them out in list form to attempt…