Somehow forgot to post for the 2nd Episode (though the 3rd I did, go figure!) Here you go - "Pragmatism" - Ep. 2 Lonely Pastors' Podcast
The Lonely Pastors’ Podcast – EP 3 Biblical Reconciliation
One of the most challenging (sadly) parts of Christianity and Church life is reconciliation. Pride, feelings, and genuine pain often get in the way of what we, as the church, are supposed to demonstrate. Join me and Bro. Derrick in discussing this critical (and often missing) part of the church and Christian life. Find us … Continue reading The Lonely Pastors’ Podcast – EP 3 Biblical Reconciliation
Doctrine (like Theology) Matters!
This isn't the first post that has touched on this subject, and in this case - I plan to be as brief as possible. The primary thing that identifies a particular church (and thus denomination, association, or convention of churches) is doctrine. There are even the cases of "non-denominational churches" that fall into either being … Continue reading Doctrine (like Theology) Matters!
A Denomination Built to Fail: The SBC
Let me preface this with the fact that I pray daily for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention. We share a common spiritual ancestry and at least by statement, believe the same Bible and hold the same core values. And as I sit here in my "2nd Office", having prayed about this post for … Continue reading A Denomination Built to Fail: The SBC
Whenever 2 or More Are Gathered?
Imagine yourself traveling back in time - a little over 1900 years back, to take a look at the early Christians and what they were enduring. Scripture gives a few indicators that believers were gathering for more formal worship on what we know as Sunday (the first day of the week). But what the Bible … Continue reading Whenever 2 or More Are Gathered?
For Sake of God’s Kingdom: OPEN THE CHURCH!
This past Sunday, thousands of small house churches met in China, Iran, Indonesia, Afghanistan, and several other nations that are lethally-hostile to Christianity. Each led by a pastor, an elder, or simply a layperson who understands Christ's call to His churches to assemble regularly together. Each faced slightly differing threats - some from neighbors, others … Continue reading For Sake of God’s Kingdom: OPEN THE CHURCH!
Preach The Word (even through tears)
I was privileged to participate in an ordination service for a young man who had recently been called a pastor of a church that had been without a pastor for quite some time. As is boilerplate, the charge was brought centered around the command to "preach the Word" from 2 Timothy 4:1-5. Sadly, you rarely … Continue reading Preach The Word (even through tears)
Armed In Church? Yes, please.
The local media posted a story this morning with their usual Left-slant, claiming they had talked to local pastors (though an actual investigation finds that they actually quote exactly ONE). Their agenda is pretty clear in attacking armed churchgoers. So I crafted the following reply to post on social media, but thought it justified its … Continue reading Armed In Church? Yes, please.
The Critical Question of Race
RACE - a term that teeters on the edge of being classified as a "four-letter word" in many circles. A term that really doesn't mean what it has been made out to mean. Just like so many other terms in human language (especially the English language) that have been adultuerated, redefined, and bent to fit … Continue reading The Critical Question of Race
As I sit on my scheduled "day off", soaking in the after effects of our Palm Sunday services while also ruminating on all that I see in the news of the day, I can't help but reflect on all the insane finger-pointing. The United States is a nation in decline. Yes, our economic state is … Continue reading The Problem…