Church Leadership

At Antioch's next national conference for the church, September 12-14, we will offer a Leadership Track on Friday afternoon, from 12:45 until 5:00pm. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 for those who register. The topics we will discuss that afternoon include:  "Leadership," by Jeff Akin; "Fellowship" by Brad Shedd; "Discipleship" by Eric Burd; "Preaching" by Mark … Continue reading Church Leadership

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This is a day to congratulate others

This morning, my son Judah will cross the stage with 18 other homeschoolers who have completed their high school education. He will receive his diploma from his mom and me, gifts and cards from family and friends, and words of affirmation from many. Some will compliment him on a job well done, pat him on … Continue reading This is a day to congratulate others

Faith, not doubt, opens hearts and homes

Lydia came to faith in Jesus Christ when she heard the Gospel preached by Paul, and the Lord opened her heart. She did not come to believe by doubling down on doubt. Zaccheus came to faith in Jesus Christ when the Nazarene invited the vertically-challenged tax collector to clamber down the sycamore and let the … Continue reading Faith, not doubt, opens hearts and homes

No more Mr. Nice Church

Every now and then you hear something that just makes you smile. And that makes you remember that most people really do want to be challenged to do the things that are important. I read an article recently that I want to share in this space with you: Julie and Bob Clark were stunned to … Continue reading No more Mr. Nice Church

God can change the most hardened racist

It’s an amazing story of the conversion of a racist. Peter considered anyone who was not a Jew to be unclean, common, outside the boundaries of God’s reach. Peter wasn’t concerned about keeping Gentiles out of the workplace. No, his racism was much deeper and much more dangerous: He did not want Gentiles to be … Continue reading God can change the most hardened racist