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Navigating Mother/ Daughter Relationships

Ruth Chou Simons, a mom of six man-cubs (as she calls them), says, “Motherhood is sanctifying”—so true.1 Sanctification is an ongoing process. It is the actions and processes required to …

When Fear Gets in the Way of Your Relationships

Relationships are at the heart of every effective ministry. Whether they are with your spouse, your family, your staff, your church, or your community, you can’t lead well without having good …

Two new exhibits to open at San Diego Zoo

Crews are making the final touches before the grand opening of the Komodo Kingdom and Hummingbird Habitat at the San Diego Zoo. ...

Four Ways to Lead With Integrity

You don’t need to read much of the Bible to realize that God cares deeply about his reputation.  For example, the Bible says in Ezekiel 20:44, “Then you’ll know that I …
Discipleship

More than any other time, I am hearing people say phrases like “I need to find myself again,” or “I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore.” Some are changing ZIP …

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – These days at Long Hollow Baptist Church, interruptions aren’t considered bad. The plan isn’t as crucial as the response. Things flow from a position of …
A healthy church is made up of members who see each other as family and feel a sense of responsibility for others' growth, as well as their own. …
As pastors, we’re often asked hard questions about how to make decisions. People will come to us and ask, “Can I be a good Christian and still do ___________?” Sometimes the …
If you’ve been reading my Ministry Toolbox articles for a while, you’re probably familiar with the concept of SHAPE—but you may not understand it fully.  For us at …
Baptist Life

Reflecting further on Phil Lawler’s book on the Church’s handling of COVID, I suddenly thought of the predicament King David faced after he took a census of Israel in order to determine the …

The reforms that Pope Francis announced this week may be among the most significant—and best—moves of his pontificate. Early this week, in a a pair of essays, I argued that during his eight years …
Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, was beatified Sunday in the Cathedral of Agrigento, Sicily. Pope Francis commended the beatification of the young …
Pope Francis said Thursday that he is praying for the people of India as they face a devastating coronavirus outbreak. In a message dated May 6 to Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, president of the …
Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist. The Holy See press office said May 5 that the papal letter, issued motu proprio (“on his own impulse”), would …