In Samuel's 'State of the Union' address, he asked: "Whose ox have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed?" The answer, from all of Israel, was an affirmation of Samuel's integrity.
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A 40-year history in communication and marketing.
The church does a great job embracing the poor, the downtrodden, refugees, the homeless. But we haven't quite figured out how to minister to those who are wealthy.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee provides an opportunity for churches and individuals to become involved in grassroots, hands-on, relationship-building between CRC members and local aboriginal communities.
To whom are you accountable for your spiritual and moral life...besides God? The once-a-year elder visit (if it still exists) provides a superficial check list at best. Small groups, done properly, provide a setting for both spiritual growth and moral accountability.
Christian leaders need to live lives of integrity if they expect others to trust and follow them, whether that’s in church, in politics, or in business.
It seems as though Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions were ashamed of our identity in selecting a new name and it ignores the denomination's rich heritage.
We still live with the incredible notion that the local church consists of one or two leaders and dozens (if not hundreds) of followers. What is our fear of being involved in leadership?
Undoubtedly the most disturbing photo in the Synod issue of The Banner was the chalk drawing of the rainbow outside Calvin College's Fine Arts Building where Synod was held.
At what point should the church speak out when political parties advocate notions that are clearly unbiblical?
Lambert: You seem to be applying that there is no need to have Preparatory Sunday prior to communion, nor to have us examine ourselves and our hearts prior to taking part in communion, nor to go...
This deeply disturbs me.
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. It's a time to reflect upon the great gift that God had given his people: the death of His son.
Just thinking out loud.
Most security systems are tied in to a central security office. When the alarm goes off, police are notified and they investigate. Security systems can also be...posted on: Pet as Clergy Housing Expense?
That's a great position, Chris. I take it that Pastor of Worship and the Arts pertains only to the worship service and the sanctuary. Or are you also Pastor of Worship as it pertains to worship...posted on: Any Past or Present Worship Planners?
Involved in worship in any capacity?
I'm attending a conference in three weeks in Hamburg Germany put on by the World Evangelical Association's Business Coalition. The theme? "Work as...posted on: Any Past or Present Worship Planners?
The response to the conflict depends greatly upon the nature of the conflict. I have seen congregations divided over whether or not to pave the parking lot, over the time of the worship service,...posted on: Elders and Conflict
Interestingly, at least for me, we have five married daughters. Four of them attend a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) where men, and men only, serve as elders. For life. While they initially...
That's absolutely not true, Carol. I wasn't selected because I was a male. Gender wasn't an issue back then. All elders and all deacons were men; no debate and no discussion.
In fact, the...
That one-word comment also sums up the kind of teaching, training and mentoring that I received when I was first elected an elder some 40 years ago.
With the benefit of...
Good point about elder visits. I clearly recall being installed as an elder the first time at age 23. Newlywed, young kid. I made my first 'home visit' to a seasoned elder. He sat me down in his...