May 25, 2015

Seven Reasons Church Leaders Need to Change

by F. L. Anderson

Change is a good thing, and the church is currently in the midst of one. Unfortunately, there are still many local church leaders who are intimidated by change. They understand that change means that they have to change, and many refuse to do so. It also means that they will have to confront the issues and obstacles they have been ignoring for a long time.

Breaking News: Church leaders that refuse to change become irrelevant.

In my 17 years of ministry, I've learned many things. One of which is, if you plan to be in ministry a long time, change is inevitable and you will have to reinvent yourself from time to time. All ministries have gone through change at one time or another. Change does not mean you did something wrong it simply means you want to do something right.

May 18, 2015

Four Things Your Pastor is Afraid to Tell You

by F. L. Anderson

The apostle Paul was always concerned about being an example to others. He never wanted people to think that he was better or above them. Instead, he chose to do what no other apostle in the Bible did: share with us the issues and personal failings in his life. Unfortunately, very few church leaders are willing to follow Paul's example on this issue. Guess I'll have to do it.

Here are four things your pastor is afraid to tell you:

May 12, 2015

Four Things That Trigger Temptation and How to Overcome Them

by F. L. Anderson

I've been in ministry since 1998, and am blessed to have caught the tail end of an era where critical and crucial Christian principles were taught. You don't hear these things as often, if at all anymore.

I was thumbing through my first book, which was published in 2002. While doing so, I came across a chapter that is just as relevant today as it was then. The chapter is simply titled, "Temptation".

Remember it? Have you seen it? Do you hear it? Do you feel it?

You know what I'm talking about. We all are confronted with it. Some, more than others. Look around, it's everywhere. TV, radio, books, magazines, Internet and now social media.

Temptation is, and has always been, one of the obstacles to basic Christian living. But, what if you knew how it works? Could you better resist it, and even overcome this obstacle?

May 04, 2015

Welcome To Fort Persecution!

by F. L. Anderson

Christians around the world are being persecuted in ways not seen since the early Church and again before the crusades, when Muslim soldiers were attacking Christian pilgrims traveling to and from Jerusalem.

"Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa. In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries, and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But, the barbarous slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Christians is met with relative indifference." Ronald S. Lauder

But wait! Christians are under attack right here in the good old USA.