Old Salem Church and Cemetery

3 Ways to Try to Kill the Church In America

So the big news among religious leaders right now are the latest results from new research conducted by the Pew Research Center. The data reflects what I and plenty of other leaders have been anecdotally observing for a while – Christianity is losing ground while other religions are growing along with the number of unaffiliated people. One of the most …

Nomads

Reaching the Nones, Nominals, and Nomads

At Grace Hills, we often talk about our passion for reaching the least, the last, and the lost. Another church planting friend of mine talks about reaching the bent, the bound, and the bren. Thom Rainer, who has a knack for making research interesting, has put forth some real data about these unreached peoples, and he has three new terms too: the nones, the nominals, and …

Seven Ways Twitter Will Improve Your Preaching and Teaching

John Calvin published 22 volumes of commentaries on the Bible and Martin Lloyd-Jones published 9 volumes on Romans alone. What if you could remove all of the non-essential language, antiquated stories, and strip all of that knowledge down to some bite-sized, transportable truths? There is certainly room for argument against such condensation of historic works, but we have to realize …