The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Megachurch Pastors

The Mega-Problem Behind the ‘Falls’ of Megachurch Pastors

Perry Noble, Darrin Patrick, Tullian Tchividjian. Whose responsibility is this?

Being a pastor is lonely.

I once led at a church where the Senior Pastor resigned due to terrible circumstances. It was a soul-wrenching nightmare of a season. As the campus pastor, also known as the Junior Associate Announcements Pastor, I carried some of the weight of walking with the church through the aftermath of our pastor’s derailing. And during that time, I often heard people say, “I miss him so much, I feel like he really knew me.” To which I would reply kindly, “Had you ever spoken to the pastor?” Inevitably, they would reply, “No. He high-fived me at the VBS party, but we never actually met or talked.”

This is so often the life of a mega-church pastors. They are surrounded by people, yet nobody knows them. We think we know them, but we only know what they show—and they don’t show everything. And really, how can they?

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Why Poverty?

 

There is Good News…

…in this land and in the world.  It is found in the Bible!

the Bible!

The Bible!

the Bible!

the Word of God!

 

My Old Man 3

Football is still the beating heart of Texas sports – former wide receiver Jordan Shipley knows that all too well. In The Coach’s Son, Shipley and his father reflect on the injuries, career struggles, and family ties that challenged their relationship and ultimately forged a stronger bond between them.

Deep Friendships

Men long for deep (non-sexual) friendship with men–though married.

Not every deep, loving relationship between people of the same sex is “gay.”

Last week, in an essay for The Federalist, D.C. McAllister offered this valuable and timely reminder to a society that has largely forgotten what true friendship looks like.

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God is Not Dead–He’s Not!

 God’s Not Dead Billboard Rejected
Because it was rejected you will see it here!  The Republicans will not see it this summer at their convention but the word will get out one way or the other.
See the trailer:

Break Every Chain!

Surviving The Holocaust

Henry Oster:  very good story on survival of the Holocaust

Remembering Elie Wiesel

From his foundation web site:

Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished, his two older sisters survived. Elie and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945.

After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, Night (La Nuit), which has since been translated into more than thirty languages

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Jordan’s Story

The Atheist’s Dilemma

don’t know when I first became a skeptic. It must have been around age 4, when my mother found me arguing with another child at a birthday party: “But how do you know what the Bible says is true?” By age 11, my atheism was so widely known in my middle school that a Christian boy threatened to come to my house and “shoot all the atheists.” My Christian friends in high school avoided talking to me about religion because they anticipated that I would tear down their poorly constructed arguments. And I did.

As I set off in 2008 to begin my freshman year studying government at Harvard (whose motto is Veritas, “Truth”), I could never have expected the change that awaited me.

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