Contributed on Sep 7, 2008
There are many "self-help" books about how we can have a successful church, but Titus is one of the few divinely inspired books telling us how to do this. What are three of the basic principles a church needs to observe to be successful in God’s eyes?
OPEN: Several years back, John Brodie, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was used by his team to hold the ball for field goals and extra points after the touchdown. A reporter once asked why a million-dollar player like him would have to do such a menial task. "Well," said ...read more
Contributed on Sep 14, 2008
Cretans still live. Liars and evil brutes still walk among us. Who are they, and how can I protect myself against them?
OPEN: A 3 year old boy went with his father to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother, "There were two boy kittens and two girl kittens." "How did you know that?" his mother asked. "Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied. "I think it’s ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
These principles are so simple and basic that we should instictively know they are right. Christians really shouldn’t have to be taught to them... but we do. Why?
OPEN: The popular author Robert Fulghum once wrote in the Kansas City Times, “Most of what I really need to know about life… I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but it WAS always taught in the sandbox at nursery school. These are the things I ...read more
Contributed on Sep 28, 2008
Why does a successful church do what it does? Is it because they do everything right... or is it something else?
OPEN: Sesame Street has been a popular children’s educational show for years. With the exception of a few “human” actors, the show revolved around the learning experiences taught by hand puppets called “Muppets”. Kermit the Frog, The Cookie Monster and Bert and Ernie have all been favorite ...read more