Can the ARP Church Regain Our Strength — Or Are We Too Old?

by Charles Eugster

As first posted on the Guardian

‘I’m not chasing youthfulness. I’m chasing health.’

My personal trainer and I are always getting into arguments about what part of my body needs the most work. I’m not happy with …

by Charles Eugster

As first posted on the Guardian

‘I’m not chasing youthfulness. I’m chasing health.’

My personal trainer and I are always getting into arguments about what part of my body needs the most work. I’m not happy with …

5 Things We Do Today Instead of Preach the Word — by James MacDonald

by James MacDonald

I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word. I can’t—some are not. Here are five things we may choose to do instead of preach the Word.

1. ENTERTAIN

“Music, drama, and video,

by James MacDonald

I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word. I can’t—some are not. Here are five things we may choose to do instead of preach the Word.

1. ENTERTAIN

“Music, drama, and video,

The Wind of the Holy Ghost Blowing upon the Dry Bones in the Valley of Vision — by Ebenezer Erskine

by Rev. Ebenezer Erskine

Preached March 15, 1715

Ezekiel 37:9 Come from the four winds, O breath; and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

In the beginning of this chapter, the Lord, in a vision, brings the …

by Rev. Ebenezer Erskine

Preached March 15, 1715

Ezekiel 37:9 Come from the four winds, O breath; and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

In the beginning of this chapter, the Lord, in a vision, brings the …

The Collapse of the Liberal Church — by Margaret Wente

by Margaret Wente 

at the Global and Mail

Two weeks from now, the United Church of Canada will assemble in Ottawa for its 41st General Council, where it will debate church policy and elect a new moderator. The top item …

by Margaret Wente 

at the Global and Mail

Two weeks from now, the United Church of Canada will assemble in Ottawa for its 41st General Council, where it will debate church policy and elect a new moderator. The top item …

An Obituary for the American Church — by Mike Breen

by Mike Breen

From time to time I will have the people I’m discipling write out their own pastoral obituary. I ask them to write out how our enemy would take them out, rendering them unable to serve their family …

by Mike Breen

From time to time I will have the people I’m discipling write out their own pastoral obituary. I ask them to write out how our enemy would take them out, rendering them unable to serve their family …

Five Confessions of a Failed Church Planter — by John Thomas

by John Thomas

(Note from Blogger, Ed Stetzer, Lifeway Christian Resources: I’ve planted several churches and I know how hard it can be. I’ve never “closed” a plant, but I’ve sat with several others that have. It is painful– but

by John Thomas

(Note from Blogger, Ed Stetzer, Lifeway Christian Resources: I’ve planted several churches and I know how hard it can be. I’ve never “closed” a plant, but I’ve sat with several others that have. It is painful– but

The Church of the Living Dead — Sardis

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by Reverend Anthony R. Locke
Sermon Series in Revelation # 07

Revelation 3:1-6
English Standard Version

1    “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words

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by Reverend Anthony R. Locke
Sermon Series in Revelation # 07

Revelation 3:1-6
English Standard Version

1    “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words

10 Warning Signs of an Inwardly Obsessed Church

by Thom S. Rainer

Any healthy church must have some level of inward focus. Those in the church should be discipled. Hurting members need genuine concern and ministry. Healthy fellowship among the members is a good sign for a congregation.…

by Thom S. Rainer

Any healthy church must have some level of inward focus. Those in the church should be discipled. Hurting members need genuine concern and ministry. Healthy fellowship among the members is a good sign for a congregation.…

The Glory of Plodding

by Kevin DeYoung

It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church.

Besides being unbiblical, such notions of …

by Kevin DeYoung

It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church.

Besides being unbiblical, such notions of …

The Future of the PCA — Is the Decline of the PCA Different from the ARP?

Marshall C. St. John

The PCA will probably continue to decline in the decade to come. Some of the reasons are sociological and demographic; others are theological. Some are intrinsic to our PCA identity, and cannot be changed.  

I Chronicles

Marshall C. St. John

The PCA will probably continue to decline in the decade to come. Some of the reasons are sociological and demographic; others are theological. Some are intrinsic to our PCA identity, and cannot be changed.  

I Chronicles