Friday, June 5, 2020

Avoiding tarnished teaching

How does your church select from the many stewardship curriculums available today?  Do you gravitate to what everyone else is using or the one...

A durable calling

I recently celebrated 25 years of pastoral ministry at Mountain View Church in Fresno, California. You can’t help but reminisce a little when you...

Sowers, seeds and sermons

Since leaving pastoral ministry a little over a year ago and moving to the opposite side of the pulpit, I have listened to many...

The very words of God

Lynn: Public Bible reading in worship has strong biblical support. When Moses gave the Torah to Israel, he commanded the people to read it...

Hope to see you again—and why that might happen

Do you remember the least favorite of essays you had to write every new school year? “How I spent my summer vacation” or something...

Life on mission

There is little chance that anyone who has chosen to be in a faith-follow relationship with Jesus would not “vote for” living as a...

Family retreat vs. family vacation

We often talk about the challenges faced when getting caught up in the fast pace of today’s world. It can be hard to find...

The place God called me

In anticipation of the USMB study conference on women in vocational ministry hosted by the U.S. Board of Faith and Life Jan....