Articles about The Church

The Greek word in the New Testament that we translate as “church” means “the assembly,” or “those who are called out.” We have been called out of our old lives to new life in Christ, called out of the world into God’s Kingdom, and called out of ordinary lives into extraordinary lives. As the Holy Spirit guides us, we will do even greater things than Jesus did.

Understanding the Types of Religious People in the United States – Part 2

During the COVID pandemic of 2020, many churches have been challenged to reassess their mission, and to look for new ways to reach out more effectively. PEW Research provides helpful info about religious thought in America. Part 2. Audio, 24:27

Understanding the Types of Religious People in the United States – Part 1

During the COVID pandemic of 2020, many churches have been challenged to reassess their mission, and to look for new ways to reach out more effectively. PEW Research provides helpful info about religious thought in America.

12 Reasons People Give up on Church

Most of us know someone who used to go to church, but then gave up and stayed home. Here are some of their reasons, gathered over 20 years. Note that most have no connection to whether Christianity is true.

The Biggest Threat Faced by the Church

In today's America, there's a lot of talk about the kinds of things that threaten the well-being of the church. At the forefront, for many, is the idea that tyranny is our most significant worry. This article suggests another foe.

Five Reasons Pastors Should Have Hope in the Post-Pandemic Era

The pandemic has given us many reasons to stress and contemplate the future.Dr. Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton discuss the other side of the coin and give us five reasons pastors should have hope as we look to the post-pandemic era.