Pre-Order “Positivity Bias,” Our New Book of the Rebbe’s Wisdom
June 6, 2019 9:07 AM Marking 25 years since the passing of the Rebbe —Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—Chabad.org has partnered with Ezra Press (an imprint of Kehot Publication Society) and acclaimed author Mendel Kalmenson to release a new book entitled Positivity Bias , which offers practical wisdom for positive living based on the example and teachings of the Rebbe The book has become an instant hit, with educators, thinkers and students of the Rebbe hailing its ease of use and practical advice. Many educational institutions have pre-ordered the book for use as graduation gifts for students and end-of-year presents for staff Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson “The book’s straightforward and pragmatic message makes it an…
Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Why Bother With Church? Billy Graham's Answer
Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids
By Zondra Hughes Maleah Davis, a precious 4-year-old child, deserved to grow up. Yet, time and time again her safety was put at risk. It’s hard to empathize with Maleah’s grieving mother, Brittany Bowens, when the Maleah updates spread across news sites like an infection, each new detail more painful than the last. But context... Read more »
Bethel Baptist Church
Each Member by becoming a Member or continuing to be a Member assents to the following agreement among the Members. This agreement shall be known as the Covenant … We believe the Holy Spirit led each of us personally1 to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, 2 and we have declared our faith by word3 and baptism. 4 Because of this, we willingly enter into a covenant with all the members of Bethel Baptist Church, as one body in Christ. 5 We walk together in love6 without regard to national origin, gender, income, or social standing, 7 working together to serve our church with the power of the Holy Spirit. 8 We support one another through regular attendance and we support the pastor(s) who lead our church, increasing their joy as…
Why Baptists Are Leaving the Local Church
Tom Cheyney & Rodney Harrison, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary discuss issues that churches are facing today. People don't since God's presence, they're looking for Him. They're looking for a sense of joy, a sense of vision, a sense of purpose and a sense of mission. Click the logo to listen
Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)
LifeWay Research studies how churches can help pastors last longer.
Deptford minister celebrates 20 years at First Baptist Church of Jericho
DEPTFORD — He first heard the call in 1983. Now, Pastor Clabon Bogan is celebrating 20 years at the First Baptist Church of Jericho.“Every one of us has been called to something,” said the Vineland native in his sermon on...
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
A Trinity Church, Easton, Guide to General Convention
Same-Sex Marriage: The Task Force on the Study of Marriage , commissioned in 2012, released this report , calling for amendments to the canons to allow clergy to bless same-sex marriages. They also released Dearly Beloved , a guide for hosting conversations about the nature and theology of marriage Restructuring the Episcopal Church: In 2012, The Task Force to Re-Imagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) was commissioned to think broadly about how our Church might order its life to best serve its members, parishes, our communities, and the world. How does our structure serve our mission as Christ's people. A group called " Episcopal Resurrection " also submitted a Memorial to the Church along with resolutions both…