One cause of misery and vice is always present with us in the greed and pride of men, but at certain periods in history this is greatly increased by the temporary prevalence of some false philosophy. Correct thinking will not make good men of bad ones; but a purely theoretical error may remove ordinary checks […]Read More The Poison of Subjectivism , by C.S. Lewis
Here are twenty things I believe are true about most pastors I know. I hope you will work together with your pastor for the good of the gospel! 1. He loves God and you a lot. (Be mindful.) 2. He is a painfully limited human being. (Be realistic.) 3. He probably has a pretty low […]Read More 20 Things You Should Know About Your Pastor (reblog)
Recently, I was invited to attend the Long Term Recovery Group for the Carleton Complex Fires of 2014.* That meeting was very difficult, as our friends on the East side have not had a fraction of the media exposure or financial assistance that poured into the Stilly Valley after the March 22nd tragedy. The main […]Read More 530 Slide -1 Year Later
One of the common misconceptions regarding the identity of “who is a Christian” is the belief that being Christian is about what you do. Many people believe that select good works outweigh bad behavior, and that God is looking for those good works to consider one worthy for heaven, or His favor. It’s true that the bible […]Read More Christian Myths: Who Is And Who Is Not A Christian
I watched the movie “Live, Die, Repeat” recently, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s kind a like a military, sci-fi version of “Groundhogs Day” but with a lot fewer laughs and a lot more action. It got me thinking… in light of the New Year, about all the events of the […]Read More 2014 Retrospective
This week as we looked at Romans 4 and the faith of Abraham, I thought this quote from Pastor Chuck was a good reminder of the blessings of that faith that God supplies… Faith believes the promises of God. Unbelief doubts God’s promises. Faith believes the Word of God because it is true. Unbelief doubts […]Read More On Faith.
If the pastor is young, they say he lacks experience. If his hair is gray, he is too old for the young people. If he has five or six children, he is irresponsible; if he has no children, he is setting a bad example. If he uses a lot of illustrations, he neglects the Bible; […]Read More DeHaan on criticizing the Pastor…