Biblical Leadership (pt.3)

There seems to be no small controversy over the idea of Deacons and Elders in the denomination of which I am a part. However, there also seems to be much confusion over the ministry of the Diaconate in the broader church context. In my own denomination, this confusion and quarreling rise because of those who […]

Biblical Leadership (Pt.2)

In the first post (here) I said that it has long been a wonderment of mine about church government. I grew up in the average Deacon led (read Deacon Board here which acted more like a group of elders who made most of the decisions in the church) local church. In some ways, there are […]

Biblical Leadership

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11-12 ESV) It has been my passion for several years to know what the Bible says about leadership within the context of the local church. I grew up in the typical Deacon Led Southern […]

Spiritual War

It has become clear to me over the years that Chrisitans do not like the idea of the Christian life being a struggle. Even more than that, many like less the idea that the Christian life is a spiritual battle. In America today, we seem to have become lulled into an easy, path of least […]

Suffering And Sovereignty

Thankfully, the Bible does not shy away from the hard issues. Suffering is one such issue. Suffering is hit head on from the very beginning by giving an explanation of why there is pain and suffering and yet, all the while, continually affirming God’s sovereign rule over this world and the suffering experienced in this […]

Holiness Not Required? (Pt. 2)

A Helpful Illustration I heard a story a few years ago that went something like this (I have forgotten where I heard this); one summer, a father gathered his two sons and told them that he had a job for them. Behind their home was a small grove of trees that he wanted cut down and […]