Ministries we recommend as providing information and resources that help promote the kind of life for which we were claimed by Jesus Christ. These are Biblically-based ministries that use sound scholarship to empower and promote faithful Christian living.
Inclusion in this list does not imply that we endorse everything these ministries provide, only that on balance they are reliable resources; always ask your pastor if you find something that seems out of line with Scripture or plain reason.
Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry
The most widely-distributed and studied ecumenical document in history, adopted by the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches at its plenary meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982, this document “explores the growing agreement – and remaining differences – in fundamental areas of the churches’ faith and life.” Although the WCC has grown increasingly progressive and so irrelevant to the historic Christian faith over the years, this document, crafted under the direction of William H. Lazareth and Nikos Nissiotis, reflects none of that modern bias and represents a time of more theological rigor within the WCC. This may be downloaded as PDF for private or small group study.
Jesus: Fact or Fiction
Great short videos by top-flight scholars answering questions about the person of Jesus and Christian faith. Originally released as a self-guided, menu-driven DVD experience, these resources are now available here or your use.
The Lutheran COalition for REnewal
As a Network for confessing Lutherans, CORE supports and connects Lutheran individuals and congregations who seek to live in accord with Biblical and confessional teachings and practices. As a Prophetic Voice, CORE advocates for Biblical authority and confessional fidelity among churches of the Lutheran community.
The White Horse Inn
A great primer in Biblical exegesis and Reformed/Lutheran theology, the White Horse Inn describes itself as “a multimedia catalyst for reformation. We believe that each generation must rediscover and apply the gospel to their own time. We long to see a second reformation take hold of our churches and return them to the God-honoring, Christ-centered, Spirit-wrought places of worship they should be.”
The Ruth Institute is a non-profit think tank and advocacy group committed to ending “the agony and injustice of family breakdown. Its Resource Center provides decades of research and educational tools to support individuals and families recovering from the devastating effects of divorce, the hook-up culture and other forms of family breakdown.