Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 7, 2013
IS THERE HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF EVANGELICALS?
Russell Moore recounts a conversation with the evangelical theologian Carl Henry. As Moore and some of his friends were lamenting the miserable shape of the church, they asked Dr. Henry if he saw any hope in the coming generation of
Contributed by Tom Feola on Feb 6, 2012
The New York Giants were just a handful of days from the Week 16 game against the New York Jets, with the Giants stuck at 7-7 and their season fast slipping away. Losers of four of their previous five games, it seemed as if the Giants were destined to finish second or even third in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
STARING AT THE GATES OF HELL
Auguste Rodin was a French impressionist sculptor. He created The Thinker.
The Thinker was originally meant to sit on top of Rodin’s greatest masterpiece, the Gates of Hell. The Thinker is contemplating an eternity of judgment separated from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
THE DEATH OF A CHURCH
U.S. religious organizations have a 1% "mortality rate," the lowest among public organizations, according to a Univ. of Arizona and Duke Univ. study. The low rate of demise reveals that religious organizations are some of the strongest in the nation. Among volunteer-based
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
WHAT’S UP WITH JESUS?
Renowned theologian Karl Barth was lecturing to a group of students at Princeton when a student asked him, "Sir, don’t you think that God has revealed himself in other religions and not only in Christianity?" With a modest thunder he stunned the crowd, replying, "No, God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
"SEE YOU IN THE MORNING."
Dr. W. A Criswell, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas Texas, said on one occasion on an airplane flight he found himself seated beside a well-known theologian. He desperately wanted to start a conversation and they did get to talk. The man told Dr. Criswell
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
BECAUSE GOD WANTED IT
Near the Tower of London there stands an ancient parish church called "All Hallows". Just inside the wall enclosing the graveyard at All Hallows there is a large sign, placed so that tourists leaving the Tower may read it. The sign at "All Hallows" cites a bit of history
Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Feb 8, 2003
Karl Barth, a famous theologian, was on a streetcar one day in Basel, Switzerland, where he lectured. A tourist to the city climbed on and sat down next to Barth. The two men started chatting with each other. "Are you new to the city?" Barth inquired. "Yes," said the tourist. "Is there anything you
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 21, 2002
WILLING TO DIE
Lance Armstrong is a phenomenal cyclist who has won the Tour De France for the last four years--and that after having survived cancer! One of the keys to his success as an athlete has been his single-minded devotion to training, including a willingness to suffer physically, to