Should transparency or vulnerability be a defining characteristic of a believer? This article considers why people say, "The Christian life is all about being transparent and vulnerable," and how it is helpful when shunning hypocrisy, yet unhelpful when it creates a culture that is more about authenticity than repentance.
Is there a relationship between mental illness and demon possession? In addressing this question, the article notes that in Scripture, not all epileptics were demon-possessed and not all demon-possessed people were epileptics. This distinction has important pastoral implications, which the author goes on to establish by way of questions a pastor needs to consider: Are there any indicators revealing that the person dabbles in the occult?
How do you go about sermon evaluation? Whether you are evaluating the sermon of others or your own, an important question is, was the text explained?
What is it that a church member should know about their pastor? This article suggests five things.
This article considers ten things that the apostle Paul prayed for the church. These are then worth reflecting on by today's pastors, as possible ways to shape their prayers for believers?
Should the church care for the poor? To answer this question one must define what poverty is. If this is done, one can see whether the church is called to be involved with the poor, because there are three things the church cannot ignore in relation to poverty.