Category Archives for Pastors

4 Common Myths of Christians Rationalizing Cohabiting

August 8, 2017

By Evan LeNow
Associate Professor of Ethics and teaches in the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at theological matters and is used by permission.

In 2016, approximately 18 million adults in the U.S. were in cohabiting relationships. This represents a 27 percent increase since 2007. While more than half of cohabiters are under 35 years old, the increase is more significant among those older than 50. This demographic has seen a 75 percent increase in cohabitation over the last decade.[1] When the rising rates of cohabitation are coupled with declining marriage rates, the visibility of cohabitation in American culture has seen a marked increase. Continue reading

Finding Out What I Didn’t Learn

August 7, 2017

By William F. Harrell

Editor’s Note: These points are from an address delivered to the student body of Southeastern Seminary.   

The seminary experience is a good one for a person who has been called by God into the ministry.  But, the seminary does not teach a person how to be the Pastor of a church.  It helps you with language, theological positions, history, and various other things applicable to the ministry but it does not show a person much about how to pastor a church and function properly. Continue reading

Seasons

August 2, 2017

By Ronnie Floyd, Pastor
Cross Church Northwest Arkansas

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Dr. Floyd’s blog and is used by permission.

As football teams begin their final preparations for the season, optimism abounds. Whether these teams compete at the high school, college, or professional level, they are working toward a great and winning season.

Any experienced coach realizes that he must celebrate good seasons, wins, and championships with his team. Not only must he celebrate, he must celebrate big. Winning is hard, and each win is much harder than many realize. Continue reading

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