Pastors have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. When I served in full-time vocational ministry, a slow week was easily 60 hours of work. I’d like to give you a GPS system for loving your pastor well…
And so I found myself in a bit of an odd place. My friends and family are well-versed in the reasons I did not, and urged others not to, vote for Mr. Trump. And yet, as I did with President Obama before him, I feel compelled to show a high degree of respect for the office and the man that God has raised to this position.
I get it. I do. There’s a certain kind of high you get. Some prolific Christian speaker is a complete mess theologically, but for some reason, their… Read more “One of These Things Is Not Like the Other”
We Reformed Christians sometimes tend to be a contentious lot. It begins often with our embracing the Doctrines of Grace and subsequently feeling gipped by our former… Read more “What Happens After the Cage Stage?”
In this age of Internet communication, it’s been said a rumor will travel around the globe before truth has had a chance to lace up its boots. … Read more “The Discernment Blogger Who Cried, “Wolf!””
There has been much talk on social media this week about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. And I’ve held off on chiming in for as long as I… Read more “Fox News “Christianity” & the Syrian Refugee Crisis”
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love… Read more “The Thorn Bush of Theological Pride”
Mere intellectualism. Mere emotionalism. I’m not a fan of either extreme over against the other. And those -isms are just that—extreme. But you see, here’s the thing: I think genuine exercise of… Read more “Nothing Should Be Mere About Our Worship”
God’s good gifts sometimes don’t seem so good. We think that all of God’s blessings will be things that bring instant gratification and will make our lives… Read more “God’s Gifts Often Look Different Than You Expect”
We can idolize just about anything. Even good things.
Ministry. Work. Family. Sports. TV shows. Celebrity preachers. Worship bands. You name it, we can idolize it.