Monthly Archives: October 2018

Should Christians Raise Hands in Worship Services?

Pastor John Piper was recently asked on his podcast, Ask Pastor John, about whether or not all people should lift their hands during worship. A worship leader submitted a question to Piper’s podcast inquiring if everyone in a church congregation should lift their hands during worship, referencing Scripture like 1 Chronicles 16:23-31 and […]

5 Things You Should Know about the "Gosnell" Movie

When abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell made headlines more than five years for his filthy clinic and appalling practices, even many pro-choicers were horrified. Cat feces littered the floors. Bloodstains covered the furniture. The smell of urine was everywhere. But it was Gosnell’s medical practices that got the most attention. Untrained staff administered pain medication. Gosnell […]

Remember These 10 Classic Hymns?

Although music styles and tastes change through the years, one thing never goes out of style: Worshipping God through song. While worship consists of many forms—not just singing— expressing our hearts toward God through song is older than the Scriptures themselves. Ephesians 5:18-19 instructs Christ-followers to be filled with the Spirit, “speaking to one […]

How to Respond When Your Integrity is Questioned

Editor’s Note: Pastor Roger Barrier’s “Ask Roger” column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at Dear […]

Israel and the Bible: 4 Miracle Prophecies Christians Should Know About

How Israel and the Jews have shaped history As you study history, you learn that the indestructible Jew has left his indelible mark upon history. The Jewish people are not great in number. Of the world’s population, they are only 0.2%. That’s not two percent.  That’s less than one-fourth of one percent. Yet did you know […]