David Ramsey

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Thoughts On The Rise And Fall Of Pastors

<i>I wrote the following reflection a couple of years ago, after hearing of another pastor friend who had lost his ministry due to moral failure. I</i> …

Four Crucial Questions Raised by Black Panther

Questions of identity and justice power the latest Marvel superhero saga. How might Christians answer?

Comics

Building A Great Usher Team

Your ushers can make or break your worship service.The difference between a grumpy, distracted, and untrained usher compared to a cheerful, engaged, …

Bible

Are Christmas and Jesus 'Fake News'?

Just in time for Christmas 2017, an atheist group put up a billboard in Dallas with the message, “Just skip church. It’s all fake news!” This is …

25 Best Country Songs of 2017

Sam Hunt had the biggest song of the year, Ashley McBryde celebrated wrong turns and Carly Pearce persevered through heartache<p>By , , , ,<p>23. Zac Brown …

Music

A Surprise Call - News and Events

I was surprised when I got a call out of the blue from movie producers at Pure Flix asking if they could make a feature film based on my book, “The …

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Depression is an illness. Like diabetes. Pastor Bill Lenz, founder and pastor of Christ the Rock Community Church, took his own life Monday …

Church Security: How Do We Keep Our Churches Safe in a World Where Evil Is Present?

As we think through how to keep our people safe, we remember that our hope is secure in God. The shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands of extraordinary treasures lying exactly where they had first been placed as ritual …

Archaeology

Seven Compelling Social Video Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Video

If you didn’t know it already we are living in a ‘video first’ social media world. More and more content is video based on platforms like Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg

It Costs to Reach Your Community, and It’s Worth It

There are tens of thousands of churches in America that haven’t baptized anyone in at least a year. Even though The Great Commission and The Great …

Personal Finance

Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People

Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity. Over the past thirty years I have noticed that many of us have a …

Patriotism and the Church

We have just celebrated the Fourth of July, and did so in the usual fashion: BBQ, fireworks, family and also America prominently displayed and …

Happy @starwars Day! #maythe4thbewithyou

US Creative Work of the Week: Carhartt gets historical in brand film

It’s fair to say that there are two sides to Carhartt — one that is occupied by those who just want to look cool in rugged gear and another that …

Cracking The Movie Code On The Case For Christ

It was a September Sunday morning in 2015 when my friend Lee Strobel raised the idea of adapting his best-selling, non-fiction book, <i>The Case for</i> …

Love Stories

Christians in Film: Why I'm Going to See The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Some thoughts on Christian movies... and some hope... It appears that churches making films is a thing now.Christian FilmsI’ve known the folks at …

Capitalism’s Triumph

Occupy Wall Street is wrong — it’s the best system for everyone.<p>‘Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.” That …

Globalization

World's Best Islands for Beaches and Natural Attractions

Sun, sand, and magnificent scenery: the allure of an island getaway is timeless.<p>“Your camera can’t capture all the hues of blue and green in the …

Beaches

Timothy Keller on Twitter: "Adam wasn't lonely because he was imperfect but because he was perfect. The ache for friends is not the result of sin."

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There Is Something Wrong with the Salt and Light

Christian author and scholar, Os Guinness, began his recent talk about the Christian struggle to influence culture with this alarming observation – …

Faith

Recurring 'Star Wars' Patterns In 'The Force Awakens' Are More Than Just 'Member-Berries'

You’d think that a movie, which grossed over $2 billion worldwide and re-ignited a franchise, wouldn’t need defending. You’d presume that a film that made just under a billion domestically last year wouldn’t be the subject of a ton of smart-alecky criticism. Yet here we are.<p><i>South Park</i>‘s Trey Parker …

Star Wars

Evangelicals Across the Spectrum Are Clarifying Marriage as a Core Belief

For Evangelicals, same-sex marriage is not an "agree to disagree" issue. Marriage, as Jesus defines it in Matthew 19—where a man leaves his father …

Willow Creek's Experimental Church Service: The Practice (New)

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Personal Information

Preachers: A Challenge from Charles Spurgeon before You Preach

The writings of Charles Spurgeon always challenge me, especially as I prepare to preach. Here are words that grab me today:<p><i>"Then, . . . we must</i> …

Crisis of un-work: more and more men skip jobs, watch TV instead

There was a remarkably good piece of economic news on Tuesday: After a long period of stagnation, average wages rose by more than 5 percent in 2015. …

Apologists, Catechists, Theologians: Wake Up!

After perusing the latest Pew Study on why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess that I just sighed in …

Theology