For me, revival and reformation involve a personal, daily heart searching. This means, as Paul wrote, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (2 Cor. 13:5 ). Revival and reformation, like conversion, aren’t a package deal but happen one soul at a time. . .
Within three months of my seminary graduation, I received a call to pastor two churches in the Tampa Bay area. I could not wait. In the midst of daydreaming, I began a mental checklist of the things I had learned in the seminary that I wanted to begin implementing in my churches. Everything seemed perfect. . .
Should there be politics in the church? Is not the idea of politics in the church contradictory? The following article explores this important question and presents principles to help us deal with the politics we face, yes, even in the church. . .
In view of the current emphasis on revival and reformation, it is useful for us to ask what role these elements have with respect to our Adventist understanding of last-day events as revealed in the Bible and the writings of Ellen White. . .
Jesus met most people on the road. All the Gospels portray Jesus on a continual road trip—God in action—urgently making a way to reach us. Along the way, Jesus encountered women broken by disease; a boy and a girl, whose young lives have been snatched away from their loved ones; women caught in questionable activities; hope-deprived people; and disease-riddled men. . .
I am not a pastor. I am a nurse practitioner and a volunteer health ministry leader. I am convinced that God wants to extend the healing ministry of Christ through our churches to our local communities. . .