Tag Archive: russell korets

Google Reviews for Churches

Pastors & church administrators, PLEASE HEAR ME: In today’s culture, when people search for a “church,” one of the first places they go to is Google. There was a time when I periodically… Continue reading

12 Podcast Channels Leaders Should Subscribe to

Leaders are readers & leaders are listeners. And one of the greatest benefits of growing up in our generation is the magnificent & free access to sermons, mentorship & and teaching of godly… Continue reading

Book of the month: Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne

   In 2016, I want to share more about the books I’m reading. Currently, I’m reading about  6 books at once, but the book “Sticky Teams” by Larry Osborne is really blessing me. … Continue reading

6 Ways to Undermine Your Leadership On Social Media

Social Media is a tool, almost like a double-edged sword. If used properly, it can help you reach more people effectively. If used wrongly, it can hurt relationships and your influence and reputation. If… Continue reading

Slavic Pastors planting English-speaking churches in US

The United States is a land of immigrants. If you ask most people, they have some knowledge of their “immigrant” past. Close to 15% of the residents in big cities weren’t born in… Continue reading

What To Do After You Preach

This is a great post written by Dave Harvey, posted here. I wanted to share it with my readers, especially with those who preach or hope to start to preach. If you preach… Continue reading

An Apology from a Pastor

Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community, with close to 4,000 Facebook shares, thousands of views, and a lot of chatter & comments.… Continue reading

20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church

The Gospel Coalition recently had a blog by Jason Helopoulos on “20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church.” The content is very relevant to any person and local church, and I… Continue reading

10 Ideas for Wise Leaders

Recently, Chuck Lawless wrote “10 Ideas for Wise Leaders” that I read on Thom Rainier’s blog. These were so great, that I couldn’t resist reposting it for my readers! Great leadership is not… Continue reading

A Call to Reform a “Culture of Guest Preachers” in the Slavic Church

DISCLAIMER #1: This post is not against missionaries, nor against any one preacher that has visited or spoke at any Slavic church. Most of these “guest preachers” are people who fear God, are… Continue reading

Book Recommendations on issue of Calvinism/Arminianism: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

Titles: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities Author: Roger Olson Topic: Calvinism, Arminianism It is clearly evident that Reformed Theology is in. And not just in Seattle, where Mark Driscoll and… Continue reading

Best Writing (and preaching) Advice for Young Writers

This blog was originally posted on Justin Taylor’s blog, “Between Two Words.”  C.S. Lewis’s last interview was on May 7, 1963—six months before he died. Sherwood Wirt (1911-2001) asked for his writing advice:… Continue reading

Book Recommendation: Finally Free by Heath Lambert

Title: Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace Author: Heath Lambert Topic: Pornography, Sexual Purity Porn is the “Elephant in the Room” of today’s culture and the local church. It… Continue reading

Can a Christian be a police officer?

Having been born in the Soviet Union, a nation deeply atheistic and anti-Christian in its very core, all believers were the laughing stock of society. I was blessed with a grandpa who was… Continue reading

11 Daring Questions to Ask Yourself about Social Media Use

I use Social Media a lot. I believe it is one of the greatest tools available today for individuals and churches to communicate, inform and influence people. I do not believe Social Media… Continue reading

Мысли вслух о прошедшем форуме по вопросу кальвинизма

Перед тем, как рассказать о своих впечатлениях, я хочу поблагодарить пастора Александра Шевченко за организацию форума по столь актуальной теме. Некоторые служители используют кафедру для само-пиара, формируют неверное представление о кальвинизме и арминианстве,… Continue reading

Monkeys as managers; the affects of Toxic Stress.

Stress can play a big & toxic role in our lives, our health, and who we become. How we deal with stress also affects our children, including their IQ. Here is a real… Continue reading

33 Reasons to Abstain from Porn

Porn is a REAL struggle for many. Men & Women. Here is a great article I came across, written by Jason George. If you have any temptation to look at porn, read these… Continue reading

5 ways to Intake the Bible

INSERTION: I believe Bible intake is the most important Spiritual Discipline that all believers in Jesus Christ must exercise. Why so? Why not prayer? Church attendance? Reading the Bible will lead us to… Continue reading

Is the Bible trustworthy? On the Validity of the Holy Scriptures

Though I was born in a Christian family, there was a season in my life when I questioned my faith and the validity of the Bible. I asked questions such as “Why should… Continue reading

What is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Could I have committed the Unpardonable Sin?

When I was a teenager, at one point, I began to strongly struggle with the fear that I had committed the unforgivable sin of the “Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.”  Without a true… Continue reading

Book Recommendation: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Title: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Author: Donald S Whitney Subject: Spiritual Growth Some books and some movies are only watched once. This book has been one of the few books that… Continue reading

12 Dating Traps

12 DATING TRAPS Dating. In some cultures, if you hit a certain age, you are expected to be getting married soon, or at least be dating. And often, that pressure can lead to… Continue reading

Book Recommendation: The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Title: The Meaning of Marriage Author: Timothy Keller Topic: Marriage One of the best marriage books I have read and will recommend is “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller. In this book,… Continue reading

5 Questions to ask, before dating someone

All marriages, including marriages of Christian couples, are never perfect and need a lot of work to make them work. Getting married will neither make you “complete” nor “whole.” The only thing that… Continue reading

The Christian’s approach to homosexual marriage

The issue of homosexuality has been front cover news for several years now. Many liberals have equaled the rights of homosexuals to get married w/ the great civil rights movement. On the other… Continue reading

Where do black people come from?

I am of Ukrainian descent and in the Slavic circles, because the culture is not very diverse with different races, the question that is often asked is “where do black people come from?”… Continue reading

FORUM on Calvinism and Arminianism with Dr. Roger Olson (Part 1)

City On A Hill hosted Dr. Roger Olson, author of many books (including Against Calvinism, and Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities) and professor at Baylor University (George W. Truett Theological Seminary). In this… Continue reading

FORUM on Calvinism and Arminianism with Dr. Roger Olson, Part 2

City On A Hill hosted Dr. Roger Olson, author of many books (including Against Calvinism, and Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities) and professor at Baylor University (George W. Truett Theological Seminary). In this… Continue reading

Tips on purchaing translation equipment for church

We often get calls to City On A Hill office, asking what system we use for our translation services. Instead of answering all calls in details, here is the info. If you are… Continue reading