The latest stats from the Labor Department imply that the best way to counter the recession and decline in American entrepreneurship and innovation is one word – EDUCATION! Read the stats. They don’t lie. Read more

Christianity Today has posted a forum with a variety of Evangelical leaders reflecting on how 9/11 has changed them. The leaders include Philip Yancey, Anne Graham-Lotz, Samuel Rodriguez, Wes Stafford, Richard Stearns, William Paul Young (author of The Shack), and worship leader Matt Redman. Read more

Many were afraid of Kennedy’s Catholicism when he was running for President of the U.S. How did he face his critics and what could today’s candidates learn from his approach? Read more

The Millennials were raised on a boatload of wishful hopes and promises from their daily dose of Disney. That same group now faces an economy devoid of much promise. Read more

In the name of religion, some have added rules to God’s message – difficult rules, rules he never intended to be added. Some have made being a follower of Christ more of a burden than a blessing. As it turns out, the incredible news Jesus taught is actually liberating, but the extra “baggage” some have added to that message have made it unnecessarily hard and awkward. Find out just what it was about Jesus’ original message that people found so compelling and attractive! Take a closer look inside at The 12 RvRs and discover the life God is dying for you to experience. Read more

The Busters may be the most misunderstood generation in recent years. They  are considered to be the 13th generation ever to be called “American.” This group consists of those who are now approximately 30-50 years of age and were born between 1961 and 1981. Unlike their “Boomer” predecessors, the Busters are the generation that emerged from a significant birth rate decrease in the population. Busters distinguished themselves from the Boomers in several unique and distinct characteristics. They are very community… Read more

Don’t underestimate the capacities and the contributions the Boomers can make to your church or organization. Just because they are getting older doesn’t mean that they don’t have substantial insights, leadership, vision and administrative skills to bring to the table. Get to know them and help them find their niche! Read more

The Builders are the elder generation. And, according to Scripture … we have a responsibility to “honor” our elders. But what does that look like in today’s world and church? Read more

A generous spirit is a joyous spirit. Paul praised the Corinthians not only for their giving, but especially for their “cheerful” giving: “Now I want to tell you, dear friends, what God in his kindness has done for the churches in Macedonia. Though they have been going through much trouble and hard times, their wonderful joy and deep poverty have overflowed in rich generosity” (2 Cor. 8;1-2 NLT). One apt observer put it this way: I have never known a… Read more

Singing, whether in a church or in my car, is one of my favorite ways to stir up and release the joy of the Lord in my heart. When my mind fills with anxious thoughts, it does me a world of good to just begin to praise God and sing. Singing allows my soul to move its focus from the circumstances of life to the character of God. It’s downright therapeutic. Paul encouraged the Ephesian Christians to make music a… Read more

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