Grace Davidson took her four-year-old granddaughter to “big church” for the
first time. She sat quietly taking in every aspect of the service and her attentive
curiosity stayed in check until the pastoral prayer. The pastor said, “We thank
“If a church changes doctrine and structure to follow its members’
views, it is difficult to see the value of that church and its religion.
Religions must claim to be true, and in their essentials, to uphold
principles that are universal and...
Two sisters were playing together
when eight-year-old Martha insisted that they play school. Five-year-old Jenny
wasn’t the least bit interested in thinking about school, but the older sister
wouldn’t take “No” for an answer. Finally, little...
Dr. Al Fasol, a retired preaching
professor, wrote about the true story of a man who experienced a rude
awakening in church. He generally slept in church, so he dropped off like he
always did, only this time a power outage left the auditorium in...
This is my church. It is composed of people just like me. It will be
friendly if I am. It will do a great work if I work. It will make
generous gifts to many causes if I am generous. It will bring others
into its fellowship if I bring them....
In April, 2009 the Pew Forum on Religion and
Public Life reported the unchurched is the fastest growing religious group in America.
Over sixteen percent of those surveyed belonged to no church and did not
identify with any religious group.