By Tom Crites Strike up the theme song, meet George Jetson (da-da-da, de-da-da-da). Life in the 2060s, according to George Jetson, is exhausting and difficult. He must endure a laborious work week consisting of one hour of work, two days a week, turning his computer on and off. He is met daily with the inconveniences […]
By Ronnie Floyd NASHVILLE (BP) – We need to rediscover the public invitation in worship services across America. Skepticism and criticism from various parties and persuasions have discouraged pastors and churches to such a degree that it has led many to modify or even discontinue public invitations in worship services. When polls and surveys determine […]
Matthew Slemp (foreground) leads the congregation is a rousing hymn of praise. COURTESY/Matthew Slemp ATLANTA – Matthew Slemp, a gifted young man with a winsome personality, has become the worship pastor for First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He served as Rodney Brook’s associate at FBA for seven years before being called to serve in a […]
“… I said, ‘Man, when is this thing going to be over?'”
…the governor and his office have consistently stressed wisdom for churches in making these decisions.
…smaller congregations are more likely to say they haven’t livestreamed a church service.
“…with this I got to go back and revisit some songs from my past, ones I hadn’t heard in years.”
By Aaron Earls For most pastors, the so-called “worship wars” over the style of the music used in their church have subsided, if they ever even felt that pressure. A new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found 15% of Protestant pastors in the U.S. say the biggest challenge they face in the area of music […]
“People of faith understand that whether a person is on the moon, or just sitting in traffic, he or she has a need for the Lord.”