Tag: Christian Living

A Call to Clean Hands and a Pure Heart: Amid COVID-19

“Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger" (Job 17:9). On December 31, 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 9,...

Does Love-Fueled Ministry Exist?

My start in ministry was unexpected. I'm the son of a church-planting pastor. My childhood memories consist of awkward church people, financial struggles and a fatigued father who was trying his best. Many memories stand out, but here is ...

Let's Talk About Your Marriage

I’m concerned about your marriage. I’m not suggesting that anything is wrong with it, but I do know that sometimes marriage issues sneak up on us. They start small and grow from irritations to resentment to divisiveness over time. It would ...

6 Lessons I've Learned About Small Group Ministry

Having pastored a church without small groups, and now having pastored a church where always at least half of the congregation is in a small group, I can tell you the latter is preferable. People need to know each other. People need to inte...

The Bible is About Jesus

Pilgrim Benham is a contributor of the Expositors Collective, a growing network of pastors, leaders and laypeople, which exists to equip, encourage and mentor the next generation of Christ-centered preachers. Our two-day intensive training ...

Calvary Chapel CGN International Conference

We are excited to announce the Calvary Chapel CGN International Conference happening on June 29 - July 2, 2020! Our theme this year is ESSENTIAL CHURCH: Identity, Power and Mission. We are excited to announce that we are taking the conferen...

When Leaders Lead 2020: Vision!

"Welcome to our 10th annual When Leaders Lead Women’s Conference! This conference offers an opportunity for you will be refreshed, restored, and renewed to lead and serve God with passion and purpose. We will have powerful and insightful Bi...

The Worshiper and the Leader: A Powerful Combination

You won't find a worship leader in the New Testament. This is unsettling for those of us who look to Scripture as our guide. No description of our role? No instruction for our work? Not even a mention of our name? You want to be a good wo...

Why Do We Suffer?

Of all the problems in the world, suffering is the hardest to face. Why is there so much suffering in our world, and why does God allow it? Recently, Psalm 91 has been helping me to understand suffering in a new light. It might strike y...

Remember

My grandfather hated mayonnaise. So when my dad and grandfather would get burgers after a hard day’s work in their Unicurve valve factory, the person taking the order always knew to hold the mayo. But as a Holocaust survivor, life wasn’t al...

Contextualizing the Gospel: An Example Set by Jesus

In my last article, I wrote about how contextualization was not about the church becoming more worldly. We looked back at the creational mandate for how God calls us as born again believers to speak His Word to a fallen world. Our goal is...

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Serving Christ

The year was 1989, and I was a freshman in high school. I was sitting at a lone desk in an empty hallway because, once again, my behavior had gotten me kicked out of class—but on purpose, actually. Because though I was attending one of the ...