How to Serve "The Singles" — Ministry to Unmarried Adults in Your Local Church
When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal holiday dinner as a way of expressing my thanks to them for their care and ministry. As I…Continue Reading
Dads, Your Leadership Role Is Inescapable
Trick or Treat? It's Martin Luther
It was October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. He wrote in Latin, but a nameless visionary translated…Continue Reading
One with Christ and the Fellowship of Righteousness
Therefore, that joining together of Head and members, that indwelling of Christ in our hearts—in short, that mystical union—are accorded by us the highest degree of importance, so that Christ, having been made ours, makes us sharers with…
The Power of the Gospel and Marriage
Jesus Wants You to Waste Your Life
Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair (John 12:3).
Judas simply could not fathom Mary’s ridiculous decision.
During dinner she had just…Continue Reading
Dads, Five Ways to Make Your Words Count
Crawford Loritts reflects on five lessons he learned from his father on how to speak so that your children take your words seriously:
- Don't waste words. Don't add a lot of apologies or unnecessary detail that make you look…
What Is Father Hunger?
Sent into the Harvest: Halloween on Mission
What if a crisp October wind blew through “the way we’ve always done things” at Halloween? What if the Spirit stirred in us a new perspective on October 31? What if dads led their households in a fresh approach to…Continue Reading