The top three priorities for church leaders should be modeling Christlike behavior, living in the Spirit of prayer (that he is devoted to prayer), and studying the Word of God rigorously and teaching it to others in meekness.
Unless Christians are able to understand the difference between mission and missions, they will never understand that we all are involved in mission–the mission of God.
Current church cultures and practices are inward efforts to reach the masses who may come inside the church week after week and even fall prey to their own self-righteous routine and good works, but these people will never be able to go out and make disciples.
I would like to look at three alternative proposals to John’s authorship of the Johannine letters. My hope is to answer a few very critical questions about John’s authorship of the Johannine letters by summarizing the internal and external evidence in favor of John’s authorship.
Rather than having merely another interfaith group, we must establish mutual trust based on common beliefs and values to help each other and to help our respective communities.