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 …

The Chimes: Peachtree Corners Presbyterian — by Reverend Dr. John Cook

Church Sign Wisdom

We have all seen numerous church signs and the “wisdom” they purport. One such piece of wisdom that continually reappears on church signs of all denominations reads, “Ch _ _ch is nothing unless U R in it.” …

Church Sign Wisdom

We have all seen numerous church signs and the “wisdom” they purport. One such piece of wisdom that continually reappears on church signs of all denominations reads, “Ch _ _ch is nothing unless U R in it.” …

Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church — by Bill Blankschaen

By 

I love music. Truly I do. I love to sing. But you wouldn’t know it on Sunday morning when I’m visiting your church.

I’m not talking to all of you, of course. I’m sure many churches, maybe …

By 

I love music. Truly I do. I love to sing. But you wouldn’t know it on Sunday morning when I’m visiting your church.

I’m not talking to all of you, of course. I’m sure many churches, maybe …

"Wolf" — as used in the Bible by Jesus and Paul — Charles W. Wilson

by Reverend Charles Wilson
posted with permission

The cartoon to the left depicts the wolf as goofy and comical; however, wolves are not goofy or comical. I have a friend who owns a German shepherd and wolf mix. Having hand-fed …

by Reverend Charles Wilson
posted with permission

The cartoon to the left depicts the wolf as goofy and comical; however, wolves are not goofy or comical. I have a friend who owns a German shepherd and wolf mix. Having hand-fed …

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

Killing the Clergy Softly: Congregational Conflict, Job Loss and Depression

By David Briggs

They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long.

And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional …

By David Briggs

They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long.

And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional …