How to find and examine a church is a question I am often asked. Here are a few things I would look for in a church. Is the Bible taught? Notice I didn’t say is it rapture minded. The issue is do they take the … Continue reading How to find a good local church?
Category: Life & Learning
The art of teachability
Some brief thoughts on being teachable are in order given todays news: Lack of listening and teachability is what escalates the Mathew 18 process. It’s not the sin, but the response to those helping you work through it. Teachability is having the humility to learn … Continue reading The art of teachability
Let God be God
One thing that is really right with “He get’s us Campaign.” One thing that is right with “The Chosen. One thing that is right with the Asbury University Revival. They are launched by people who love Jesus and want more people to know Jesus. Hear … Continue reading Let God be God
Have Church on Christmas Day
Gathering to worship on Sunday is a tool to train us to put God first. This tool becomes more vital when it is not convenient. Recent years point the necessity of human gathering and interaction. When Christmas lands on a Sunday, what should we do? … Continue reading Have Church on Christmas Day
Life is not a debatable matter
To be silent when you are not normally silent on such a clear scriptural matter is galling. The juxtaposition of many evangelical leaders in calling out for speaking on matters of justice, yet silent on THE matter of justice, that is the preservation of life, … Continue reading Life is not a debatable matter
The way up is up…
Long ago in the last century I heard a sermon with the premise of “the way up, is down.” The idea is that humility and servant hood is the way to be great. More and more I question the paradoxical idiom. Why? I think the … Continue reading The way up is up…
Living by faith and let’s go Brandon
My last article dealing with the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” had interesting responses. There are some who loathed the article because of what the phrase specifically refers too. Others said they felt heard by a pastor for the first time. We should not discount pushback … Continue reading Living by faith and let’s go Brandon
How can a Christian say Let’s Go Brandon?
Pastors, people saying let’s go Brandon don’t need your critique. They need hope. Too often we foolishly call out matters that are best left alone. Grievously, we don’t call out things the Bible has a bigger issue with. I recently read an article decrying Christians … Continue reading How can a Christian say Let’s Go Brandon?
Engage: Solutions to getting involved
Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. In my prior article on this topic, found here, I address areas where repentance is … Continue reading Engage: Solutions to getting involved
Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect
Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. Many pastors are challenged by the issues of our day. Should stances be made in … Continue reading Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect