by Liz Curtis Higgs Darkness was all around her. Mary of Nazareth stood, abandoning her borrowed bed. Though it was past midnight, she had no hope of sleeping. Her son had been betrayed by a friend and then arrested by strangers. How was that possible? Days earlier she’d
Whenever we work with a church to help them get unstuck, we always begin by engaging in an assessment to determine what’s working and what’s not. In nearly every instance that I’ve facilitated this process, it’s not very long into the conversation before someone on
When asked about what it would be like before His return, Jesus made this stunning statement to His disciples: “And many will turn away from Me and betray and hate each other….Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:1–12
Mahmoud Abbas became the first prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in 2003 and was elected as its president in 2005 after former leader Yasser Arafat’s death. Abbas belonged to Yasser Arafat’s inner circle for 40 years and still imitates some of his mentor’s policies.
Millennials. Snowflakes. Gen X. Gen. Y. Gen. Z. Whatever you call them, God the Father calls them His “new generation.” How you treat God’s new generation will determine your place in the Kingdom. We send 19-year-olds to war and they call in air support to
It is not surprising that two rabbis have argued that Christians should not participate in the Seder, the traditional Jewish Passover meal, although what is mildly surprising is that the rabbis expressed their opinion on the pages of Christianity Today. The article, “Jesus Didn’t Eat a
Leadership is not easy - if it was then anyone could do it. The one thing I really wrestled with early in my leadership was NOT identifying problems (anyone can do that…just look at social media)! It was actually making the really difficult decision I knew
They have been at their present church at least ten years, often much longer. They have persevered. They have served multiple generations of the same families. They have known the highs and lows of ministry. And they have not succumbed to the siren call of greener grass