A refreshing challenge for men from Tullian Tchividjian: The best way to tell how well the Gospel is gaining traction in a local church is the kind of men it produces. So here are some questions I asked myself this morning before God and I’m asking you to do the same: Do you rejoice in … Continue reading Becoming “Gospel-Men”
Steve Williamson has written a provocative article for the Worldview Church Website titled "Is Leadership A Healthy Christian Aim?" Readers of this blog will recognize that the article is a combination and further expansion on similar thoughts Steve has posted on this blog. Here's an excerpt: ‘Lead’ connotes a superior position rather than a servant posture … Continue reading Leading vs. Serving
In a previous post I put forth the question, "Is Leadership A Healthy Christian Aim?“ I argued that "serve" not "lead" is the overwhelming Biblical ideal for the believer. Yet “serve” is trampled in the Christian marketplace by the ever-pervasive call and challenge to become, to shape, or to produce “leaders." "Well, Steven," one might … Continue reading Christian Leaders Or Christ’s Servants?
Church growth that is not inspired by Christ's power to transform lives is dangerous. Ultimately, I believe, it will prove to be as displeasing to the Head of the church as numerical stagnation. The congregation that is secularized and adds secularized members to its rolls is simply confirming itself in its indifference to the will … Continue reading When Church Growth Is Dangerous