Local Church Culture as a Breeding Ground for Megalomaniac Pastors  

How many times have you heard yourself thinking questions like: What’s up with this pastor? Thought he was a nice guy but where did that behavior come from? Man that elder is a head case - where did this arrogance come from?  Why did the pastor just gossip about that person to me? So that…

Minimizing Heaven, Absolutizing the Local Church

I love the local church. At the local church in which I regularly fellowship I am recognized as a member of the church universal. I love weekly church services. We sing, we confess, we herald the gospel, we exhort, we pray, we hear the word, we learn about the law and it's application, we rebuke,…

Are You Persuasive?

Friends: Here’s a little exhortation related to the art of persuasion. John Reasnor has also been writing some good stuff related to deliberated communication recently. It’s important! “(the people) were persuaded that John was a prophet.” (Luke 20:6) “(Gamaliel’s) speech persuaded them.” (Acts 5:40) “Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas.”…

Ezekiel is to John as Jeremiah is to Jesus

In the course of personal daily Bible reading (in this case, Ezekiel) I sometimes come across biblical relationships which I think may be edifying to others. Anyone who has studied scripture in any depth knows there are so many incredible instances of cohesion and symmetry regarding its themes and threads.  As I live and breath the…