Ninety percent of these studies found that more religiosity resulted in less crime. Only 2% found that religion produced more crime.
So is America exceptional? Are we unique? Special?
How about Christianity? Are we the one true religion? Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
I’ve compiled a list of seven quick articles that will inspire and challenge you as we Americans return to our two largest educational institutions – the local school and the local church.
Say what? We will do greater things than Jesus? Yes we can. In fact, we already do.
It’s ridiculous to expect men to make disciples without training, equipping and support. Yet this is exactly what many preachers and men’s ministers tell their men to do.
Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know.
We’re pro-dad at Church for Men. No one has more influence over the faith of children than their fathers. Please read and be encouraged by these three brief articles.
It comes down to this: If you plant corn you’ll raise corn. If you plant beans you’ll raise beans. And if you plant a worship service, you’ll raise worshippers.
Should we organize Christians in an entirely different way so that disciple making becomes the norm? Put another way: is it possible to design a church where coaching is the primary function – not merely an add-on that relatively few people participate in?
What would a coaching-first church look like? Fortunately, there’s one recorded for us in the Gospel of Luke.