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RIGHT or WRONG: Church marketing

Aren't strategy planning and marketing by a church just examples of crass worldliness?

2nd Opinion: Christ’s love among the ‘slumdogs’

Robbi Francovich, a former CBF missionary to India, reminds us that the world is "too big for anything but truth and too small for anything but love."

 

IN FOCUS: What a cooperative, faithful family

Spending time with the BGCT partners shows when we cooperate together, we can do so much more.

DOWN HOME: Dumbness may be all spelled out

I’ll start with the embarrassing truth: I’m getting dumber.

2nd Opinion: Unemployed righteous are tempted

Rich Mussler's allegory warns of the temptations of the unemployed "righteous man."

Commentary: The inaugural mall

If you were among those on the National Mall in Washington, the inauguration was an experience of awakening.

DOWN HOME: Getting an earful from the doctor

Marv realizes he’ll have to live with the body—and the ears—the good Lord gave him.

IN FOCUS: Sharing the hope of Christ

The book Concentric Circles of Concern explains how to share the gospel within each of our  personal spheres of influence.

Quotes in the News

“In the words of Scripture, the time has come to ‘set aside childish things.’" --President Barak Obama

RIGHT or WRONG: What does integrity look like

What does integrity look like, so we can recognize it in candidates for our church?

2nd Opinion: Advice for a new year: Remember

Several historical milestones occurring in 2009 offer religious communities and their spiritual leaders some extraordinary teaching moments. These milestones demand attention within America’s churches, synagogues and mosques.

IN FOCUS: Pray for revival of Christ’s hope in ’09

Christ may heal us of our illnesses, or he may not. We may be spared from the downsizing in our jobs, but we may not. Either way, our hope in Christ is secure.

Quotes in the News

“I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition. I’m not trying to make a statement one way or another. I’ll do what everybody else does.”--President-elect Barack Obama

RIGHT or WRONG? Ministerial abuse

Misuse of money, sex and power are besetting sins for ministers and church members alike. But we barely talk about these matters. Where can we begin?

DOWN HOME: Topanga, grace and an Oklahoma trooper

Across the Red River,  Marv received grace from a stranger who could’ve served justice.
 
 
 
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