On Halloween, a member of our church's staff came to our door to trick-or-treat with her three kids.
It was their 17th straight year.
Her oldest son is taller than me and stopped dressing up long ago. In fact, he drove the family to our house.
The daughter is probably on her last year (she dressed as Katniss Everdeen – that should be a hint).
The youngest may have a couple more years in him. Tops.
Their mother has been a part of the church for even longer – twenty-two years, to be exact. She was actually at Meck's very first service on October 4, 1992, and was the very first person to become a Christian through our services.
For whatever reason, it made me think of two different ways of viewing a church: a family or a store.Click here to continue reading this post and to view the blog archive.
Dozens of faith leaders and consumer advocates are pressing Congress to create a national interest rate cap for payday lenders instead of the exorbitant three-digit rates currently charged to people in several states. (Banks, Religion News Service)
Tonight President Barack Obama outlined his executive action on immigration reform, which could impact up to 5 million immigrants. He gave two citations: one from former President George W. Bush, and one from Exodus 23. (Lee, Christianity Today)
People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors. (Foster, The Atlantic)
Sharing the top place in their 2014 list is Burma (Myanmar) and the United States, closely followed by Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. (Taylor, The Washington Post)
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen to me? Why do cancer, war and death exist? Why would a good and loving God not save us from suffering?
These questions are often hard to answer and leave us wondering how we can have faith when God doesn't seem to be showing up. In this series, Senior Pastor Jim White will walk us through biblical principles that will direct our thinking about hardship and help us understand where God is through it all.Click here to see this product and more.