October 23, 2015
by Sharon Verougstraete
October 1, 2015
by Francisco Martinez
I am sure many people have had a good laugh as they’ve watched Donald Trump try and explain his foreign and economic policy. Even more so, if Trump were to win the Republican nomination, people would probably pay good money to see Trump bring on Kanye West as his vice president. On many points, whether on Jimmy Fallon or Jon Stewart, Trump has been mocked for his unorthodox campaign and qualifications – or lack thereof – for presidency.
However, the truth remains. Trump continues to lead the polls.
The frightening thing about that is not that Trump is winning, but that America may choose a leader without character. It is certain, America’s standard for leadership has declined. Unfortunately, the world’s essential marks for leadership have crept into the church of Jesus Christ. Too often, leaders are chosen not by biblical standards, but by their entrepreneurial, oratory skills, or even their great natural leadership abilities. This results in leaders functioning like CEO’s where they treat the church like a business and their members like consumers.
We must be faithful to God’s word and follow the design he has laid out for his church. Therefore, we must look to God’s marks of leadership for the highest office in the church: elders. Here are a few marks of what we should expect in leaders.
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September 21, 2015
by John Pleasnick
Here’s some articles from around the internet that are worth your time reading…
The Guilt and the Shame – What is the place of guilt, what is the place of shame, in the life of the Christian?
My Goal in Every Conversation with Mormons – The ultimate goal is to see our LDS friends come to Christ, but the goal of any individual conversation is to put a stone in their shoe.
Should I Date a Godly Girl I Do Not Find Attractive? – listen to John Piper’s wise response to this often unspoken question
“In this World You Will Have Trouble” — Welcome to Rowan County – though we now know what happened, Mohler’s words here remain deadly accurate
And here are some helpful and unhelpful ways Christians often talk about their sin, struggles, and identity as children of God: