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[19 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 147 views]

Not quite half way through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more than 150 openly homosexual officials, exceeding all other presidents. They have been appointed as everything from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers. The previous high, of about 140, was during two full terms under President Bill Clinton. [FoxNews.com]

Ministry Development »

[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 419 views]

Some words of caution and advice from Clayton King regarding the Monday phenomenon that mounts upon pastors, ministers and church leaders.
BE CAREFUL ON MONDAYS:
1.  You are most vulnerable to criticism and discouragement.  Hold off on most calls and emails til Tuesday.  They can wait unless they are a medical or spiritual emergency.
2.  You are susceptible to sexual temptation, whether in person or online.  Monitor your mood and your online activity everyday, but particularly on Mondays.
3.  Fatigue from Sunday means you have less energy to focus on important tasks on Monday.  …

Illustrations and Research »

[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 395 views]

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study from the Mapping America project, co-released by more than 30 state family policy councils, has fund that children have fewer problems at school and home when they live with both biological parents and frequently attend religious services.
Dr. Nicholas Zill, the founding president of Child Trends, and Dr. Philip Fletcher, a research psychologist at Westat, co-authored the new study, which analyzes data from the National Survey of Children’s Health.
Among their remarkable findings: children in this group are five times less likely to …

Featured, Inspiration, Ministry Development »

[1 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,245 views]
PK’s And Their Dads

Note: This is an article about “Preacher’s Kids” written by Tony Suarez, of Iglesia De Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia
where to start…
I’m not sure who to write to: the PK’s or the Fathers…
I knew at a very young age that I was going to be in the ministry…actually I can’t think of anything else I ever wanted to do without being a preacher first
I wanted to be the President of the United States AND a preacher…
I wanted to be an archeaologist AND a preacher…
I wanted to be a lawyer AND a …

Sermon Starters »

[29 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 268 views]

All about relationships
Marriage (Marriage relationship is an example of Christ’s love for his church)
Family
Friendships

Headline, Ministry Development »

[24 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | 1,143 views]
Processing the Call to the Ministry

This video explores the call of God on an individual’s life and gives some sound advice on how to process this incredible experience. Please take a moment to comment after you’ve watched and leave your own thoughts or experiences about confronting the call of God in your life.

Illustrations and Research »

[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 348 views]

Couples Who Live Together Less Happy Than Married, More Likely to Break Up
Evidence overwhelmingly supports biblical view on commitment, say reports
by Andy Butcher
Don Weston receives some heated e-mails at the Web site he started to persuade young couples not to live together before marriage. But the evidence from mainstream researchers overwhelmingly backs the stand being made by the Nazarene pastor in Lansing, Mich.
While more and more couples are choosing moving in over walking down the aisle, the statistics clearly show that their relationship is much more likely to break up. …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 293 views]

Charisma Magazine On-Line
12/99
Shock Study Reveals Christians More Likely to Divorce Than Non-Christians
Pro-family groups say study reveals churches’ failure to prepare couples.
by Andy Butcher
An “alarming” report that finds Christians are more likely to divorce than non-Christians has been welcomed as a badly needed “wake-up call to the Church.” The study by the Barna Research Group (BRG) also reveals that atheists are less likely to end their marriage than
born-again believers.
The sobering findings, just released, come from a survey of nearly 4,000 adults by the Calif.-based Christian research organization. They discovered that 27 …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 300 views]

Christian divorces are a greater threat to the sanctity of marriage than the rights being granted for gay unions, according to an article in Focus on the Family’s “Citizen” magazine. “Like radon gas seeping undetected into a home and threatening its inhabitants,” the church has allowed “a phantom leak” that more fundamentally undermines marriage’s health and well-being, says author Glenn Stanton.
Pastors need to recover an understanding of the biblical teaching on marriage, he says, citing the “high-profile marital betrayal” by singer Amy Grant–who earlier this year remarried to singer Vice …