How should a pastor balance his time between his family and ministry? This article considers what the Bible prioritizes, and encourages pastors to reckon with how much ministry they can handle.
This article explains that hospitality provides to a broken world an open window of God’s hospitality toward us. Very often people hear the gospel by seeing it in action in Christians, particularly in their homes. In the early church the home was a crucial place for the spread of the faith, and it remains an important setting for building relationships. The church in the Western world needs to rediscover the value of hospitality for the visualizing of the call of the gospel. The article provides some helpful hints for hosting neighbours.
This article shows how hospitality was a way of life in early Christian households. Hospitality is the gospel in action, a way of showing that God has received us in his grace. The article considers the various biblical commands to practice hospitality, pointing out that each command is set in the context of love. It goes on to focus on hospitality as an important qualification for the office of elder, and is of great value in shepherding the flock.
Why should Christians show hospitality? This article explores this question by showing that the story of the Bible is the story of God’s hospitality toward us. It speaks of a table of fellowship once given, lost, then restored, to God’s people. Food and the table are a unifying theme in Scripture, and this article gives a sense of how this is so, and its relevance for how we may show practical grace in hospitality.
This article shows that the Bible is bold to use sarcasm where the situation called for it. However, this article also surveys church history to show how the use of sarcasm can go wrong.
This article gives the historical background to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the value they hold for biblical studies.
The book of Acts is the account of the exalted Christ building his church. This should be a source of encouragement for the church today, and this article explains how.
The empty tomb, the appearances of Christ, and the transformation of the disciples are the witnesses to the historical reality of the resurrection of Christ.