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Real Talk Radio: Biblical Illiteracy II

The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy!

<b>God desires us to be transformed agents of His Work and Word!</b><p><b>Hebrews 3:12-13; 4:1-2; 5:11-6:3; James 1:22-25</b><p>From our research and experiences, we …

The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It’s Our Problem

While America’s evangelical Christians are rightly concerned about the secular worldview’s rejection of biblical Christianity, we ought to give some …

Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?

Emblematic of the Bible’s declining influence is what Harper Lee penned in her 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," in which the character Miss Maudie says, “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of [another].”<p>Most Christians know enough about the …

Eight Reasons Many Churches Are Living in the 1980s

Nine out of ten churches in America are either declining, or they are growing so slowly they are not keeping up with the growth rate of the community …

How to Overcome Doubt and Live With Bold Faith

In Acts 27, there's a great story about the apostle Paul. He was travelling by ship with some people when "a tempestuous wind swept through, called …

Ohio Preacher ‘Tired of Living in the Shadows’ Posts Humorous Response to Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling

Shortly after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriages legal all across America, the senior minister at Whitewater Crossing Christian Church in Ohio announced via an online post that “I’ve decided to marry bacon.”<p>The post also was highlighted on the church’s Twitter page:<p>TheBlaze on Saturday …

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has …

Religion

5 Things Jesus Would Say to the Gay Community

There is a lot of noise on the news and in public forums about gay marriage and traditional values. Everyone has an opinion on what’s right and …

Christianity

Why Rick Warren Won’t Change His Mind on Same-Sex Marriage

Megachurch pastor and author Rick Warren sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan and explained his views on homosexuality, same-sex marriage and tolerance.</i> …

In Praise of Alternative Worship

I come to praise alternative worship, not to bury it...<p>No, I have not turned over my blog to a guest who is about to refute everything I've said advocating traditional worship-this is really me. I fear that I've previously given the impression that I'm opposed to alternative worship, which is …

12 Signs of Mediocrity in a Church

<i>By Chuck Lawless</i><p>I suspect this post may offend someone, but that’s not my goal. I want churches to strive for excellence simply because our calling …

Accountability For Anti-Intellectualism: Three Changes That Will Help Christianity Reverse Its Decline

Last week, the Pew Forum released a study showing that Christianity's numbers have declined drastically over the past seven years. There have been numerous articles written to suggest reasons for the downswing in Christian affiliation, but very few of those pieces have addressed the problem of …

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Literature

101 Paracord Projects

There are hundreds of cool paracord projects floating around the prepper and survival community.<p>We’ve pulled together 101 of our favorite 550 …

9 Things You Should Know About Prayer In The Bible

Do you know how many prayers are mentioned in the Bible (and how many were answered)? Here's the answer to that question and other things you should …

The Best Ways for the Church to Reach Millennials

I’m very happy that the church is interested in reaching my generation, the so-called “millennial” generation. But I hope you’ll forgive me for …

Attending Church Less Frequently: The Most Important Trend of Church Trends And What To Do About It

I like reading about trends and I like thinking about the long lists of church trends. Two of my most widely read posts on church trends include:<p>This …

12 Signs You Are A Modern-Day Pharisee

The Pharisees are mentioned in pulpits and classrooms all over the world. They are the source of jokes. The topic of sermons. Man, I wish I had a …

5 books Christians should read on Church history

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it, as the old saying goes. And while you might want to roll your eyes, here’s the rub: …

Theology

9 Classic Christian Books Worth Revisiting

Some of these you've read. Some of them you haven't. All of them are worth re-reading.There’s no shortage of great new books to fill your fall …

The Rise of the Dones: The 'Done With Church' Population

John is one of the Dones even though he’s every pastor’s dream member. He’s a life-long believer, well-studied in the Bible, gives generously and …

No dice required: A medieval prayer wheel surfaces, but how it was used is anyone’s guess

The Liesborn Gospel Prayer Wheel with Latin to English translation. Photo courtesy of Les Enluminures Ltd.<p>NEW YORK (RNS) The directions, if a little …

Why Sermons Often Bore

When Tim Keller talks about preaching, I listen. And so did roughly 1,900 others during his breakout workshop, “Preaching to the Heart,” at the …

Evangelical Christianity

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Cleaning

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …

Getting Things Done: Keeping Your System Functional

<i>This is the eighth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this</i> …