Essays

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“Rediscovering the Blessings of Christian Community in Tough Economic Times”
Christianity.com, December 2009, republished on Crosswalk.com:
 http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/rediscovering-blessings-community-tough-economic.html

This article discusses several practical ways Christians can help others (and each other) during tough economic times, and prepare for future giving by practicing wise stewardship and financial accountability.  Several of the suggestions are from Amy Sherman, who has written and spoken extensively on these topics.

 

“Church Leaders Preparing the Church for Trying Times”
By Faith Online, August 2008, reprinted on Crosswalk.com and Christianity.com:
http://www.crosswalk.com/church/pastors-or-leadership/church-leaders-preparing-the-church-for-trying-times-11582957.html

This article received over 5,000 hits its first week and was one of the top 10 articles on Crosswalk.com for that week. It discusses the need for Christian leaders, such as pastors, elders and deacons, to prepare people ahead of time for upcoming challenges, while seeing those challenges as real opportunities for the spread of the gospel and growth of God’s kingdom.

 

“Remembering Our Heavenly Citizenship”
Christianity.com, February 2009, reprinted on Biblestudytools.com:
 http://www.biblestudytools.com/pastor-resources/11599646.html

This article discusses the needed to recapture the biblical principle that for Christians, our primary citizenship lies in heaven, not the United States.  It also discusses the practical blessings that perspective should have on all of us, including making us more effective here while having our hearts set above.

 

“God Controls Even Our Suffering”
Christianity.com, February 2009, reprinted on Crosswalk.com the same month:
http://www.crosswalk.com/spirituallife/11599712/

This was one of Crosswalk.com’s top 10 articles of the month when it was first published on that website.  The title is self-explanatory.