Declining becomes Refining

Over the last decade, many traditional churches in America have experienced a decline in attendance and the membership that corresponds. Of course, much of that decline is in the wake of the mega-church movement that is built around big entertainment and celebrity pastors while also watering down their theology to make it palatable to all.… Read More

Trees…

“The righteous are like a sprouting date-palm tree; Like the cedars of Lebanon they grow large.” (Psalm 92:13 [verse 12 in English])   The psalmist gives us a picture of two trees and parallels that with one who seeks to live a righteous life (or a congregation that does so). The palm, or a better… Read More