“Are you a confident Christian?” Islamist leader inquires

UK Government Minister Slams 'Militant Secularism' LONDON (AP) — When it comes to religion, British politicians tend to heed the famous advice of Tony Blair's spin doctor, Alastair Campbell —...
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It’s Been Bad Before, Y’all

It's been really bad before, y'all. Going way back hundreds of years prior to the days of Jesus: Jeremiah 2:8   The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not:...
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Traditions Can Be Good or Evil

Church traditions are often lumped together and denounced. I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Paul, in fact, wrote in favor of keeping certain traditions: Now we command you, brethren, in the...
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Do You Amen?

If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? 1...
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For a small fee…

You, yes you, for a small fee can franchise a house church network… If the mega-church is a failed model, then what is a better option? Recently the house church network (not affiliated with...
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Doodling in Church

I was noticing earlier today in our Sunday home church meeting that several participants were doing something with their hands as we sat together. One was knitting, another holding an electric bass...
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A Londoner Laments

One in three young people in England have become heavy drinkers. Surely this fact factors into the recent riots across the United Kingdom. Just how do we reach these? Surely we can pray. Surely we...
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Destiny of Those Who Reject the Rescuer

On the cover of a recent edition of Time magazine the following words were emblazoned: What if there’s no Hell? The truth be told, most Christians no longer believe in a literal hell. Some surveys...
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China – Not Your Daddy’s House Church

Is it not fascinating to see what now passes for a “house church” according to this short CNN video? Such a thing doesn’t disturb me though as I am not of the “house church only”...
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Large Churches Looking to Small Groups

Traditional churches have taken note of the growing desire for more simple ways to worship. “Every large church I know is looking for ways to get small, to provide intimacy that may be missing,”...
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