Challies on Worship

A friend recently distinguished between two helpful categories: worship services that are performative and worship services that are participatory. A performative worship service is one that could merrily go on even if there was no one there but the people at the front of the room—the pastor(s) and the band. A participatory worship service is one that would have no meaning unless the congregation was … Continue reading Challies on Worship

Abolitionist Lawyer Bradley Pierce Testifies for HB 813 in Louisiana

Abolish Abortion Texas and Foundation to Abolish Abortion President Bradley Pierce gives testimony in favor of HB 813 at the Louisiana Capitol on May 4th, 2022. HB 813 if passed would abolish abortion in Louisiana. The committee advanced the bill favorably to the full Louisiana House of Representatives for a floor vote. Learn more: faa.life & abolishabortiontx.org Continue reading Abolitionist Lawyer Bradley Pierce Testifies for HB 813 in Louisiana

A Beautiful Woman: The Life and Legacy of Lenora Hammond

My first words to her were: “Miss Bathman, I presume? No time for formalities, we have a Missions Conference to attend and a display to set up.” I noticed that Lenora was impeccably dressed and had a carpet fabric handbag.​We spent the next 12 hours in constant conversation and by the time I delivered her to her hosts for the night, the house was ominously pitch … Continue reading A Beautiful Woman: The Life and Legacy of Lenora Hammond

ACBC: The Abuse Pendulum

I am thankful to God that many necessary and important books and articles are being written to increase awareness of physical and sexual abuse as they affect both the society at large and the Christian community in particular. Spiritual leaders have been rightly admonished for their failure to protect at-risk women and children.1 Abuses which should have been exposed have been covered up, leading to more … Continue reading ACBC: The Abuse Pendulum

CCEF: Am I responsible for my husband’s sexual sin?

Over the last few weeks, I have had several conversations with wives who were feeling guilt-ridden. Each feared that failing to meet their husband’s expectations for sex would push their husbands to satisfy their desires in sinful ways. This fear might seem extreme, but the belief that wives are responsible for keeping their husbands from sexual sin is more common than you might think, so … Continue reading CCEF: Am I responsible for my husband’s sexual sin?

Daily Wire: ‘How Many More Can We Get Out?’: Inside The Frontline Battle To End Child Sex Trafficking

American parents can therefore have a sizable impact in solving the crisis, according to Ballard. In particular, parents ought to stop educators from bringing sexual themes into the classroom: “It’s a felony, depending on how they’re doing it. You’re not allowed to do that online; an adult can’t go to a child and show images of genitalia and talk about sex. And now you’re going … Continue reading Daily Wire: ‘How Many More Can We Get Out?’: Inside The Frontline Battle To End Child Sex Trafficking

Harvest USA: A Millennial’s Lesson from Parenting Young Children: Finding Joy in Dying to Self

God’s calling to pick up your cross and die to self is inevitably painful. Every cross has its own challenges for each person. Although there are several implications for what it means to bear your cross, this begins with dying to the worldly lusts and desires that we once held dear. It is a call to lay our wills, ambitions, plans, and wants down for … Continue reading Harvest USA: A Millennial’s Lesson from Parenting Young Children: Finding Joy in Dying to Self