by Johnathan Arnold
An opinion letter, humbly submitted for the consideration of parents who have children with smartphones. Snapchat is a messaging app with nearly 190 million daily users.
by Steven Hight
Over the last forty years and more, short-term mission trips (STMs) have become very popular. The number of people involved in, and the amount of money spent on, STMs have increased at amazing rates and grown to amazing totals. According to a report by Liberty University in 2009, far more than a million Americans, mostly young people, go on an STM every year. If the average cost of such trips is $2,000, then the annual expense total is over two billion dollars!
As the report says, STMs are here to stay.
by Barry Arnold
The church is one body, but in every local church there are two elements. There are always those who want things a little more conservative and those who want things a little more liberal. There are always issues to be contested and each group reacts against the other until a gap is created that destroys unity. In every church, there is a power structure. Woe to the church when there are two.
We cannot afford the luxury of a party spirit like the political world. We need to pray things to pass, fast, and seek the face of God, not manipulate to fulfill our own agenda.
Sermon from Penns Creek Camp 2018 by Evangelist Rodney Loper. More sermons and sermon clips available on our Youtube channel.
by Johnathan Arnold
We have all been warned to “keep the main thing the main thing.” Time is limited. But sometimes it’s hard to know what the main thing is. At different stages in our lives, circumstances tend to prescribe our focus. Nowhere is this more of a struggle than in pastoral ministry.
When a particular ministry dynamic is thriving, our excitable natures tend to look to it like a silver bullet. In seasons of success, we are prone to examine other pastors and churches and wonder, “All they have to do is that one thing. Why don’t they do that?” Our differing experiences account for different emphases.