Marriage and family collectively form one of the most discussed issues in the church. Look here to find what pastors and theologians from across the globe have to say about it.
Celestin Musekura :: Will God only forgive us if we forgive others?
“Our forgiveness of others reflects our un-forgiveness,” says Celestin Musekura, the President and Founder of African Leadership And Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM, Inc.), as well as co-founder of the Sudan Evangelical Alliance. Our community and fellowship is sustained by mutual forgiveness because of our own human sinfulness. In regard to Matthew 6, “This is not the forgiveness that gives us eternal life, this is forgiveness that gives us daily nourishment.”
Celestin Musekura :: Can we forgive someone without reconciling with them?
Gerry Breshears :: Should I encourage someone to get over their grief?
Ed Underwood :: Speaking the Truth in Love
Key Wytsma :: How to relate to legalistic relatives?
Ken Wytsma :: Jonathan, David and the Nature of Strong Friendships
Ken Wytsma :: Should I try to bring non-Christians to church?
Ken Wytsma :: The Importance of Communication In Human Relationships
Ken Wytsma :: The Bible and Pre-Marital Sex
“Pre-marital sex is stolen pleasures…it doesn’t belong to you,” says Ken Wytsma, Founder of The Justice Conference and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR. “You either choose to obey that or listen to that or disregard it.” Many Christians today are trying to argue that the Bible doesn’t take a definitive position on pre-marital sex, and that our ideas about it are entirely the result of our puritanical culture.
Ken Wytsma :: Emotional Affairs vs Sexual Affairs
Ken Wytsma :: Is it OK to marry a non-Christian?
Ken Wytsma :: Men, Lean Into Christ
Ken Wytsma :: The Mystery of Becoming One
Ed Underwood :: How do you disciple marital problems?
Ed Underwood :: What if my spouse doesn’t want to give?
Gerry Breshears :: What would you say to a newly engaged couple?
Mark Mitchell :: How should I pray for my non-believing spouse?
Brett Kunkle :: How do we keep our kids healthy when it comes to American culture and technology?
“I think a lot about this,” says Brett Kunkle, Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. His utmost priority is to make sure that his kids are grounded in truth, without completely sheltering them from false ideas. “I’m trying to inoculate them, not isolate them.” We also need to raise our expectations of our kids.
Brett Kunkle :: Are dark art and films like Harry Potter okay for our kids?
Brett Kunkle :: Are deceptions that seem harmless (like Santa Clause) bad for my kids?
Luke Hendrix :: On demonstrating an active faith to your children
Rich McKinley :: How do you keep your kids on the right path?
Ken Wytsma :: Are we to blame for how our kids turn out?
Key Wystma :: At what age am I old enough to be baptized?
Ken Wytsma :: How do I keep my kids from hating church?
Ken Wytsma :: How do I tell my 6th grader who hates church about God?
Ken Wytsma :: How do I protect my kids from consumerism and envy?
Melissa McCreery :: How can we guide students down the right educational path?
“Let’s get rid of the emphasis on money and prestige,” says Melissa McCreery, Vice President of Development at Kilns College in Bend, OR. Education should be driven by a student’s passion, not their desire for a career or money. Doctors and lawyers should be studying medicine and law because they’re excited about those fields and they care about saving lives and justice and truth. The hospital or courtroom should be the mission field, not the means to obtaining a second home.
Steve Carter :: Is failure okay?
Don Golden :: How would a young person prepare for a career in justice work?
Mark Mitchell :: Advice to a Christian college student wrestling with faith
Mark Mitchell :: When Your Calling Doesn’t Pay
Matthew Soerens :: The challenges for undocumented children in the education system
H.D. Weddel :: Has technology in U.S. education fallen behind?
H.D. Weddel :: How do I relate to high school students?
H.D. Weddel :: What are the greatest issues students face today?