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Ways to Teach Your Sons to Respect Women Russell Moore

As the father of five sons, I find myself cringing if the news comes on in front of them. With high-profile men seen to be using and abusing women in the highest realms of politics, government, sports, and entertainment, I sometimes wonder how to keep the concept of the predatory, misogynist man ...more

How to Heal a Sexless Marriage Luke Gilkerson

Is your marriage in trouble?  Many couples I see will inevitably tell me the tale of being in a sexless marriage for months, years, or decades. I smile and tell them not to worry. I have heard that on most Mondays for almost thirty years. The reality is that many couples, regardless of faith, ...more

Why Your Pastor Needs Your Help John Beeson

Why does your pastor need your help? If he were really competent, would he need his church members to do ministry for him or with him? Moses was crushing it. The people loved him. He had lines out the doors for those who were hoping to hear a word from God or a word of wisdom from Moses.[i] Then ...more

Seven Things a Christian Must Do to Reach Non-Christians Carey Nieuwhof

So you want your church to reach people who don’t go to church. That’s wonderful because that’s basically the mission of the church: to share the love of Christ with the world in the hopes everyone will come into a relationship with Jesus. The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly ...more

How to Cultivate a Godly Child John MacArthur

An old Chinese proverb says, "One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade." You and I are still benefiting from the shade provided by trees planted by our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We are shaded, to some degree, by their moral standards and spiritual commitment.  ...more

Can a Woman Be Strong AND Submissive? Julie Barrier

Can a wife be both strong and submissive? A tough question....Here's my story. I’ll be brutally honest. My Dad wanted a son to take over his business. He had two girls, and I was the heir-apparent. My “Daddy” issues carried over into my marriage. I was driven, to say the least. At best, I was a hand ...more

Six Ways to Love Someone Leaving Your Church John Beeson

I sat across the room from the couple, trying to slow down my mind and open my heart to the criticism they were leveling at me. They had been offended by my sermon and had reacted on Facebook, indicating they were leaving the church. I reached out privately and asked if we could meet to talk. They ...more

Thirty Church Vision and Mission Statements Kent Shaffer

What is the difference between a mission statement and a vision statement? TopNonprofits.com distinguishes them this way: Mission Statement (What You Do): A one-sentence statement describing the reason an organization or program exists and used to help guide decisions about priorities, actions, ...more

Who Will Be Our Friends in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

Augustine and Aquinas—two of history’s most influential theologians—imagined that in Heaven people would focus exclusively on God and that relationships between human beings would be minimal or insignificant.[i] These great theologians were swayed by Christoplatonism. For the most part, they didn’t ...more

Four Reasons Why I Believe in Jesus Tom Terry

Do you believe in Jesus? I’ve believed in Jesus since October of 1983. When I first came to Christ I knew almost nothing. I had a sense that there was a God, but wasn’t sure. I also had a sense, before I was ever exposed to Christianity in any meaningful way, that if I died I would not go to ...more