CITY BANS CHURCH FROM WORSHIPING IN COFFEE SHOP

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/city-bans-church-from-worshipping-in-coffee-shop? By: Raul Rivera What if a zoning law could keep your church from holding worship services? A church in Maryland has recently found itself in a legal battle with the city of Laurel, Maryland over zoning laws and whether or not it can continue to hold worship services. This is not the first time a […]

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THE BIGGEST ISSUE THAT CAUSED ME TO DOUBT MY FAITH

http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/the-biggest-issue-that-caused-me-to-doubt-my-faith This short article by Sean McDowell has brought back memories of when I was in college and was required to take a class in philosophy. My professor was a liberal minister who made no effort in the class to defend the Christian faith. I hit a wall in that class, and was not prepared […]

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FRIENDSHIP CHURCH HONORS PASTOR DEWAYNE AND MARLENE KLEPPER

FRIENDSHIP CHURCH HONORS PASTOR DEWAYNE AND MARLENE KLEPPER ON THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY By: Frank Tunstall Pastor Dewayne and Marlene Klepper have just returned from a three-week vacation that included a two-week tour of Northern Europe on a 3,000 passenger Holland America Cruise liner. The trip was a gift from their congregation, the Friendship Pentecostal Holiness […]

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SOVEREIGNTY, FOREKNOWLEDGE, AND FREE WILL

By: Frank G. Tunstall, D. Min. How are we to understand the interaction of sovereignty, foreknowledge and free will in the tragic events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? By sovereignty is meant God acts as He wills, does anything He pleases, and no power can stop him. While that definition is correct, […]

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CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT MURRAY

As a former president of Southwestern Christian University (back in the 1980’s), I extend my warmest welcome to Bishop Tom  Murray as  the university’s next president. I have believed from the beginning of the search that Tom Murray has been prepared by the Lord for this season of the University’s development, and I congratulate Chairman of […]

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HOW CHURCHES CAN HONOR DADS THIS FATHER’S DAY

 www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-churches-can-honor-dads-this-fathers-day?   By: Raul Rivera My role as a father is part of what shapes me and what I do with each day of my life; striving to make a difference in the lives of my family. I have written about my father and the father-figures God has placed in my life and how these […]

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WHY GOD CHOSE ABRAHAM, An Appeal to Fathers

By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min.  Why did God choose Abraham and his loyal wife, Sarah? The answer to that question frames a powerful challenge to fathers as we come to Father’s Day, 2018. In ancient culture, the father in the home carried the primary duty to instruct his children.  It also meant each dad in […]

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVELATION AND ILLUMINATION

  By: Frank G. Tunstall The term, progressive revelation suggests in theology the ongoing discovery of new Biblical revelation, which, of course, is exactly what happened in the Old Testament era (Hebrews 1:1-4). This unfolding of the character of God and His plan of redemption of mankind continued through the death and resurrection of Jesus […]

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3 COMMON REASONS FOR MINISTRY BURNOUT

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-to-prevent-ministry-burnout? By: Raul Rivera Burnout reason #1: Critical Church Members Oftentimes, one of the greatest sources of burnout for a pastor can come from the very people that he or she serves on a weekly basis – church members. These are the folks for which you often stay up late praying. These are the individuals […]

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