Family Enrichment

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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EAGLES WIN THE SUPER BOWL, THEN EXHIBIT TRUE SUCCESS

https://www.denisonforum.org/columns/cultural-commentary/eagles-win-super-bowl-exhibit true-success By: Dr. Jim Denison | February 5, 2018 Super Bowl LII set all kinds of records. The Eagles and Patriots combined for the most yards ever in an NFL playoff game. Nick Foles was the first quarterback ever to catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia, […]

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CAN SUFFERING HAVE BENEFITS? Suffering Helps Us See Inside Ourselves

 By Frank G. Tunstall Suffering can indeed have benefits. One of them is it shows what is inside us, with the goal to bring us to healing in some meaningful way (Deuteronomy 8:2). Too often we do not know ourselves, but keen disappointment, crushed expectations, or major illness will bring to the surface our secret heart […]

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HOW TO SPOT SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUR CHURCH

    Introduction By: Frank G. Tunstall Dr. Maureen Farrell Garcia has written an excellent article on how to spot sex offenders in the church. In fact, it’s the best I have ever read. I think it is must reading for all pastors and Christian workers charged with training and protecting children and young people. Every youth pastor should read […]

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JESUS’ MOTHER: MARY’S EMOTIONAL SWINGS

By: Frank Tunstall Life’s journey can have wide emotional swings of all kinds, going left and right, up and down. This had to be true with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Without trying to be exhaustive, this article will look at some of her experiences that lifted her to the highest pinnacles of joy, and […]

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WHAT YOUR PASTOR REALLY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS

ChristianityToday.com/pastors/2017/november-web-exclusives/what-your-pastor-really-wants-for-christmas.html?utm_source BY:The editors of CTPastors.com This Christmas, forego the wooden praying hands, the cross-stitched Bible verses, and the clever bobble-heads. When we asked pastors what they wanted for Christmas, most of their answers fell into one of three categories: appreciation, rest, and time. So think twice before grabbing that last-minute Starbucks gift card; this list […]

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THE ONE GROUP YOU MIGHT FORGET THIS CHRISTMAS

http://blog.thrivingpastor.com/the-one-group-you-might-forget-this-christmas-2/?refcd=574803&utm_campaign=Thriving+Pastor By John McGee  Nov. 27, 2017 The holiday season is upon us. As a pastor you have planned Christmas Eve services, prepared end-of-year reports, and been invited to more Christmas parties than you care to remember. With all of the activity involved in getting your church ready for Christmas, it can be easy to […]

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HEALING HEALERS

By Phil Larson, as told to Frank Tunstall The world’s largest casino is located on I-35 at the Texas/Oklahoma border. It’s the economic powerhouse of the whole area. The casino also multiplies drunkenness, illegal drugs, gangs, shootings, prostitution, and every other form of sin. In short, broken families and abused children litter the landscape.  I […]

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