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What if every member of your church tithed? How much more ministry could your church accomplish? For most churches, the circumstance of universal tithing is a pastor’s dream, but it is beyond the power of a pastor to accomplish it... Continue...

What constitutes true marriage? Does marriage really have to be between a man and a woman? Or is love between any two adult partners all that is needed? Does marriage have to last a lifetime? Can we trust the church... Continue...

On a hot summer day in 2012, Naghmeh Abedini drove her husband Saeed to the airport in Idaho. They shared a casual goodbye, assuming they’d see one another in two or three weeks. Instead he found himself imprisoned in an... Continue...

The first question of the 350 year-old Westminster Shorter Catechism asks: “What is the chief end of man?” The answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” And many of you may be saying, “Yes,... Continue...

What would you do if you had to choose between your life and your baby’s life? I never really thought I would have to choose. Since college it was always just a hypothetical question to me. Up to that point... Continue...

Men are like waffles and women are like spaghetti, or so we generalize. The reference, of course, is to how men are thought to be compartmentalized and one-track-minded, while women tend to string things together like a big plate of... Continue...

At the ERLC Leadership Summit, Tony Merida will be speaking on “Traffic Stop: How the Gospel can Overcome Sex Trafficking." Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as an associate professor of preaching... Continue...

In contemporary discussions of homosexuality, it is commonplace to distinguish homosexual orientation from homosexual behavior. Usually, the distinction goes something like this: Orientation refers to one’s inner disposition while behavior addresses one’s moral choices. John and Paul Feinberg state it... Continue...

I fear that evangelicals have won the battle for the Bible in the academy, but we have lost our awe of the Bible preached in our pulpits. Our greatest preaching weakness is not lack of sound exegetical methodology or broad... Continue...

DALLAS—“Santo, santo, santo . . . yo quiero verte,” Spanish lyrics to Michael W. Smith’s “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord,” resounded throughout the sanctuary of Nueva Vida (New Life) Baptist Church in Dallas on Feb. 9 as about 400... Continue...