“they can be steps… not up, but away”Read More Step By Step
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)
“let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” -Hebrews 10:24,25 Notice the language in this passage: us; one another; our; assembling together… without […]Read More We Need Each Other
The following is a list of three critiques I have come across regarding church planting. These have nothing to do with the men left in the field actually planting, but the men “sending them out” as they are often the ones who get credit for “planting” new churches. My list is in no particular order […]Read More Three Strikes Against The Sender …
Sometimes I think we have an expectation that everyone is going to get along someday. As Christians, we have this hope that somehow we will all eventually “line up” under correct doctrine and follow Jesus together -we will have that Kumbayah moment. Jesus is often presented as a peacemaker and a pacifier. He is called […]Read More Fightin’ Words!
If I heard a man talk about my bride the way many christian bloggers and pontificators talk trash about the church, I might be in jail for assault. It seems that the church is to blame for almost everything these days, and one can’t help but come to the conclusion, based on polling data, blogs, […]Read More My High View Of Church
Something that I have observed over the last couple decades, is how it is people walk away from the faith, or at least from fellowship. Just like coming to faith, the departure is in steps or degrees. The first step: Self Replaces Others. I have seen this over and over, and I get kinda leery […]Read More Backsliding: (How To Walk Away In 3 Or 4 Easy Steps)