"I have never been involved with a church in which alcoholism was not present," asserts the author. He suggests ways to recognize this problem, examines its causes, and points toward effective treatment. The first in a two-part series.
How do you react when the Lord seems aloof? The Syrophonecian woman was persistence personified. She received a blessing because she knew her need. Her story can help us know our own need better.
What's it like to be a PK? The author's survey of a number of young people from pastoral families turned up some surprising responses-most of them quite positive. She suggests practical ways to help your children benefit most from life in the parsonage.
Is bureaucracy ever anything other than an obstacle? What can the church learn from the business world about assimilating and nurturing members? Insights from organizational theory may help you strengthen your church's ministry.
Luke, more than any other Gospel writer, sees prayer as an essential factor in the ministry of Jesus. Only Luke mentions Jesus' praying before selecting the twelve discipies, and only Luke describes in vivid detail His sweating drops of blood in Gethsemane.
Meditation can mean something far greater than staring wistfully at drifting clouds. When guided by Scripture and practiced regularly, it can open whole new vistas to your understanding of God and His Word.
What keeps great preachers preaching? The lives of some of history's greatest reveal the common thread of a strong devotional life. The secret of their strength lay in their constant devotion to prayer and Bible study.
Why do we need a devotional life? What kind of devotions best meet that need? What does Jesus' example teach us about devotions? How do faith and devotions relate? And on what does the maturing Christian's prayer life focus?